Ice Music Swedish Musicians Play Instruments Made Of Ice In An Igloo

Meet Tim Linhart, an ice sculptor from Colorado who is based in Sweden. Which makes perfect sense, because ice.

Linhart is the founder of Ice Music, an entire orchestra of what he calls “ICEstruments,” which has its own igloo concert hall in Luleå, Swedish Lapland.

An ice orchestra can’t play just anywhere, of course, since the instruments would melt during performance.

In addition to the obvious issues related to that, tuning would also be impossible, with stringed instruments going down in pitch and percussion instruments going up. Which is why Linhart’s orchestra performs in a unique double-domed concert igloo, designed to vent the audience’s warmth up and out while keeping the instruments—and players—cold.

And, oh yeah, the place is lit with colored lights stored inside of the players’ ICEstruments.