(All Ice Records)
Musically speaking, this is a little out of my normal tastes, as it tends toward experimental (or otherwise irregular) rhythms and melodies. But it's certainly notable for the way the music was created. If you want to do this yourself, here's the plan:
- Wait for winter;
- When the local river freezees over, cut out hunks of ice;
- Carve the ice into instruments (ice percussion, iceofon, icehorn, iceharp);
- Set up cold-hardy microphones;
- Play and sing.
Don't really know what prompted me to write about ice at the start of summer. In contrast, I'll be spinning songs of warmth and sunshine on the radio today. You can catch the live webstream from 10am-noon Pacific time. (See how nicely it falls between today's World Cup matches?) Go Togo!