Line Up for Ice Music Festival Finse 2018

❄️ You can buy the tickets over at our Tikkio shop now...see you in Finse 😎

We're really pleased to announce the line up for our mini Ice Music Festival 2018 in our new location of Finse, Norway. Anchored by the Ice Music pioneer Terje Isungset, the ice ensemble includes Anders Jormin, Berit Opheim, Peter Paelinck and Maria Skranes. We can't wait to welcome you in February 2018.

Emile Holba

Friday Feb 2nd


Winter Songs: Terje Isungset (Ice Percussion) Anders Jormin (Ice Bass), Maria Skranes (vocals). Music based on Isungset's genre defining Ice Music album “Winter songs”. Duration 1 hour.


Igloofonarium! What is this? An igloo made out of frozen water, and ice horns connected to the igloo from the outside. Inside the igloo you will find the audience only! Duration 20 minutes, as the weather gets very cold.


The purest sound of ice - Ice Only!

A little meditation using Ice Percussion only. Expose yourself to the wintery sonics of Finse's frozen lake, Finsevatnet - performed by Terje and some of his stellar students from talented Grieg Academy in Bergen. Terje will try the first sample of Hardangerjøkulen glacial ice too...

Duration 30 mins as the weather gets very cold. Will the glacial ice make its debut? Book your tickets to find out.

Emile Holba

Saturday Feb 3rd


Glacier Speaks: we will try to make instruments out of the amazing 350m thick Hardangerjøkulen Glacier that overlooks the Finse plateau.

The amazing singer Berit Opheim (of Trio Mediaeval fame) will be performing with Anders and another Ice Music Festival favourite - Belgium's Peter Paelinck, who will be teasing sound from an Iceridoo (yes, you read that correctly) and Iceflute. Duration 45 minutes. 

To quote Peter "Sound was before everything, we are part of sound"...

The venue location will be approximately 100m from the world famous Finse 1222 Hotel which itself is situated right next to the train station platform - very important, as Finse is only accessible by train during the winter months.

Please note that the weather in Finse can be very cold, easily reaching -20ºC. The colder temperatures are perfect for the incredibly dynamic fragility of Ice Music because the colder the air temperature, the clearer the sound of Ice, which displays a far wider dynamic range. So seek out your warmest clothing and join us on a truly exotic aural journey!

Prices & details about accommodation will be posted in next few days, so please watch out on our Facebook pageTwitter & Instagram feeds ❄️

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