There is a guy in Sweden that makes instruments out of ice, and puts on concerts in an ingloo.

Photography by Karin Aberg

 
Tim Linhart, who has been working as an ice artist for 30 years, has moved from Colorado, to Sweden, to build instruments and put on concerts he calls Ice Music.
 
Each of the instruments, which are all made from ice, are created at Tim’s home in his garden, and he calls them ICESTRUMENTS.

There is a guy in Sweden that makes instruments out of ice, and puts on concerts in an ingloo.

Photography by Karin Aberg

He has now built so many ICESTRUMENTS that he has enough for his own little orchestra.

There is a guy in Sweden that makes instruments out of ice, and puts on concerts in an ingloo.

Photography by Karin Aberg

The ICE orchestra includes instruments made of ice, known as ICESTRUMENTS. The pieces include a violin, viola, cello, contrabass, banjo, mandolin, guitar, drums, xylophone and rolandophone.

There is a guy in Sweden that makes instruments out of ice, and puts on concerts in an ingloo.

Photography by Karin Aberg

Now to play these instruments, they need to be kept cold, and some, like the violins, need to be hung from ropes for safety reasons as they are very fragile.

There is a guy in Sweden that makes instruments out of ice, and puts on concerts in an ingloo.

Photography by Karin Aberg

The ICESTRUMENTS, are played by skilled musicians in an igloo concert hall in Sweden.

There is a guy in Sweden that makes instruments out of ice, and puts on concerts in an ingloo.

Photography by Graeme Richardson

Here you can see how the instruments are stored in carved out sections of the icy concert hall.

There is a guy in Sweden that makes instruments out of ice, and puts on concerts in an ingloo.

Photography by Graeme Richardson

It’s a bit cold in the concert hall, with an constant indoor temperature of about ca -5 C (23 F), so everyone, including the musicians, have to wear warm winter clothes to keep warm.

There is a guy in Sweden that makes instruments out of ice, and puts on concerts in an ingloo.

Photography by Karin Aberg

The concert hall can hold as many as 200 people, and it has been designed so that light shows can glow and pulsate in various colors, while the musicians are performing.

There is a guy in Sweden that makes instruments out of ice, and puts on concerts in an ingloo.

Photography by Graeme Richardson

To hear how the instruments and concert hall sounds, watch the video below by P2 Photography.

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