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Murmansk Branch provides platform to organize street concert on ice instruments

The Murmansk Branch provided the square in front of the sea terminal in the seaport of Murmansk to organize an unusual musical concert.

On Saturday, January 6, 2017, about 300 residents and guests of Murmansk gathered on the square to listen to ice music.

Norwegian composer and performer Terje Insungset and singer Mari Kvien Brunvoll performed musical works on instruments made of clear ice from Imandra Lake in the Murmansk region.

The winter weather and the proximity to the sea have added to the surprising atmosphere created by ice instruments and a woman’s voca in the best way possible.

The event has been held by the “Barents Bird” International Cultural Festival with the support of the Norwegian Consulate-General in Murmansk.

The concert’s organizers have prepared hot drinks for the audience, and the Murmansk Branch has provided premises of the sea terminal for the audience of the busked concert to allow them to keep warm in the cold evening.

Upon completion of the free concert, which lasted for about an hour, Terje Isungset has given those the ice instruments on which he performed his musical works to those who wished to obtain them.