Igloo, instruments being made from ice for concert series

Dec. 12, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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LULEA, Sweden, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for Sweden's Ice Music said the group is building an igloo large enough for 160 spectators to attend concerts featuring instruments made from ice.

Karin Aberg, a spokeswoman for Ice Music, said the group is working on constructing the igloo in Lulea and enough musical instruments carved from ice to last for three months of concerts beginning Dec. 28, TheLocal.se reported Thursday.

The instruments, designed by New Mexico ice sculptor Tim Linhart, include violins, mandolins, a xylophone and drums.

Aberg said Linhart's first ice guitar exploded during tuning.

"But that was 15 years ago; he kept the dream alive making instruments that are playable and now they're all going to be on show," Aberg said.

She said the music played at the concerts will range from classical selections to pop tunes from the likes of Lady Gaga.

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