Nordic Cool 2013: Terje Isungset's Icemusic
One of Norway's most innovative and distinctive percussionists, Terje Isungset collects material from nature and creates new instruments. For Icemusic, he carves instruments out of pure ice, including from the 600-year-old Jostedal glacier.
- Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
- Terrace Gallery
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For the duration of Nordic Cool 2013, the Terrace Gallery will become the Cool Club, an extension of the Nordic Design Illustrated exhibition. The Cool Club will feature the iconic Arne Jacobsen Series 7 chairs, on loan from Fritz Hansen, the Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C., and Furniture from Scandinavia, and a new curtain made from fabric by Marimekko.
One of Norway's most innovative and distinctive percussionists, Terje Isungset collects material from nature--wood, stone, metal, litter, ice--and creates new instruments out of it. He has even composed a musical work based on sounds from the world's largest oil platform. For his Icemusic, Isungset carves instruments out of pure ice, including some from the 600-year-old Jostedal glacier. The quality and temperature of the ice determine the sound of the instruments.
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
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Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with
and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter,
Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation,
David M. Rubenstein, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.