The World’s Only Festival Of Ice Music, Geilo, Norway
Every year on a frozen fjord in Norway, musicians gather under the full moon, and a canopy of Northern Lights, to perform ice music at the Ice festival.
Filmed and directed – Mark Whatmore and Mitch Turnbull for Yoho Media Productions.
Sound Recordist – Tor Magne Hallibakken
Over a weekend, instruments are carved from blocks of ice, and music played in an arena of carved ice blocks to a well wrapped audience, who arrive on cross country skis.
Sometimes standing in flurries of snow, sometimes in the light of flame torches, under the northern lights, they listen spellbound (and a bit chilly) to the magical sounds produced by instruments with a short life span – Incredible!