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Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice

Something pretty awesome is happening in Sweden. There is an orchestra that is creating music in an amazing way. Their instruments, or ice-struments as some have called them, are made out of… wait for it… ICE! And to top it off, they perform in an igloo. The call it a celebration of the winter spirit of Swedish Lapland. This amazing igloo is located in the northernmost part of Sweden. It’s called ice music and it sounds like nothing you have ever heard before.

 The lighting makes the igloo glow with beautiful color.

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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 All the instruments are custom-made.

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 As you can imagine, it takes a lot of time and effort to make them.

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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I would never have the patience for this.

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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The list of instruments that are hand created is pretty amazing. Violas, violins, cellos, guitars, mandolins, banjos, drum kits, and xylophones all hand crafted from blocks of ice.

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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 Sculptor Tim Linhart said that he starts with gigantic blocks of ice.

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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 They all dress in layers because it is so cold.

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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I love the lights inside the igloo!

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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 The concerts start in December and usually run until March.

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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They even have places carved out in the walls to hold their instruments.

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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Even the event goers are encouraged to dress in layers for the extremely cold conditions.

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Holding that up to your face would get extremely cold!

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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Some people also call it “The Voice Of Ice.”

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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 It has been said to sound crisp, beautiful, and like nothing you have ever heard before.

Swedish Ice Orchestra Performs With Instruments Made Of Ice
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Check out this video for an inside glimpse into the igloo and the ice music played there:

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If I am ever in Sweden, I am adding this to my list of places to go. Experiencing something like this would truly be a story to tell your friends and family. I mean how many people do you know can say they have done something anything close to this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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