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Ice music made on hand-carved ice instruments

Tim Linhart was an ice sculptor in Colorado. One day he carved an upright string bass from ice and was astonished at the beautiful sound it made. Now he is the founder of Ice Music, based in Luleå, Swedish Lapland. Ice Music presents a winter concert series in a variety of music styles, all played on instruments made of ice and performed in a specially designed igloo.

From p2 Photography‘s video series about offbeat occupations, this is Buck the Cubicle: Ice Music. Learn more about Linhart’s work at

Vocab: Sublimation, “the transition of a substance directly from the solid to the gas phase without passing through the intermediate liquid phase.”

Previously from the series: Hikaru dorodango, handmade ‘shining mud dumplings’. Related ice music: Ice Drumming on Lake Baikal.

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