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An icy blast from slide trombonist
3:00pm Sunday 28th October 2012 in Corsham
A Cool performance is being promised in Corsham this December when a unique display of Norwegian ice music comes to town.
Norwegian composer and musician Terje Isungset performs each show using instruments crafted from glacial ice, to produce a haunting, ethereal sound.
He will be in Wiltshire as part of a UK tour and will appear at Corsham’s Hartham Park on December 1.
All of the instruments are hand-carved and stored in deep-freeze between shows, when he wears thick gloves to play. He will be accompanied by Norwegian singer Maria Skranes, with whom he recently performed a sell-out run in London.
The concert will take place in the Georgian mansion’s Sticke court, one of only two such surviving courts in the country. Sticke was an early form of 19th century indoor tennis, popular with the British military leaders.
The concert is being funded by the Pound Arts Centre. Programme manager Michael Cainan said: “We are very excited to have Terje coming to perform for us. He makes his instruments entirely out of ice he takes from Norwegian lakes and he has chipped away at them and has created these unique ice instruments.”
Tickets can be booked on 01249 701628, or online.