Terje Isungset has made 40 comissioned compositions including work for theatre and film. He is well known for his use of alternative sounds. As a part of this work Isungsets searching for specific sounds is very important.
Since 1999 Isungset has used pure ice for making music instruments and he has also composed music for the ice instruments. This has resulted in 6 released CD`s of his “Icemusic”.
He is also using other nature instruments in his music, like: natural stones, wood, bells, rams horn and mouth harps.
On Isungsets first comissioned concert “Floating Rhythms” factory sounds made the whole essence.
Later on he made a CD out of the sounds of The Worlds largest oilrig.
In 2002 he made a commission for Festspillene I Bergen’s 50 years anniversary. Isungset made a piece “Midt I Mellom Blå” for all the church bells of the city, one thousand children and one symphony orchestra.
Terje Isungset is also a musician performing approximately 120 concerts a year.
|1999||Molde International Jazzfestival||Floating Rhythms||10 musicians & 2 dancers|
|1999||TV2 - Norway.||Ein neger p Nes stasjon||Documentary film. Arve Henriksen & T.Isungset|
|2000||Vinterspillene Lillehammer||Under is||Performed in a frozenwaterfall. 17 musicians & dancers.|
|2000||EXPO2000Hannover.Germany.Opening concert.World Exhibition.||Nature and Technology||Composed by Reidar Skr & T Isungset. 7 musicians.|
|2000||European Culture City Bergen. Nattjazz.||Tre||6 musicians, mens choir & 3 dancers.|
|2000||European CultureCities. Reykjavik,Helsinki,Bergen||Kela 2000||Modern dance company by Reio Kela|
|2001||Det Norske Teater-Oslo.||Livets virkelige risiko||Modern dance by Hege Tvedt|
|2002||Vossajazz||Ingen veit kvar haren hoppar||100 performers.|
|2002||Festspillene, Bergen 50 years anniversary.||Midt i mellom bl||1 symphony orchestra, 1000 children & all church bells of Bergen|
|2002||Nattjazz/Bajazz||Rhythm Doctors||Electronics, mouth harp, voices, dancers, skateboarders, BMX, scratch, rap, break dancers, baseballs, pyro etc.|
|2002||Hkonshallen-Bergen.||Olje||Statoil 30 years Based on sounds from worlds biggest Oil Rig ..|
|2002||Det Norske Teater-Oslo.||Nett No||Modern dance/ballet by Kjersti Alveberg|
|2002||Autunnale festivalen-Bergen||Iceman is||Icemusic on tape.|
|2002||Den Nasjonale Scene-Bergen||Dumme Konger og grimme Troll||Music for Theatre|
|2003||Odda Culture House||Stemningar||50 years annirversay.90 musicians age 3 till 75 years.|
|2003||L¿renskog Sommerfestival||Skogsklang||Performed in the forest.30 kids & dancers.|
|2003||Sunndal Kulturfestival||Jotne||Performed inside a mountain. In a power station.|
|2004||Nattjazz-Bergen.||Vox||8 singers and band|
|2004||Old Bristol Vic Theatre-England||Emperors new clothes||Music for Theatre|
|2004||Swedish TV1||Isens livsl¿p||Documentary film of the Ice Hotel Ð Sweden|
|2005||Vinterfestuka Narvik||Rhythm keepers||Performed with an electric band in a locomotive station.|
|2005||Vard¿/Finnmark 1000 Years.||Vard¿||Choir, singer & band. Ê Ê Outdoors concert.|
|2006||Moers Jazzfestival -Germany||Fly||Opening Concert. Based on bird sounds in surround system. Electronics, singers, dancers,100 flute players, video& helicopter.|
|2006||Brass Wind Festival - Norway||4 Moods||A piece for Mouth Harp & Brass Band.|
|2007||Opening of World Environments Day.(Nobel Peace Centre - Oslo)||Global Ice||Icehorn, Voice, Water and Ice sounds on CD.|
|2007||Festspillene Bergen. (B¿lgen og Moi)||OI OI||Making food while playing on the food.|
|2007||Bergen Domkirke||Varm is||Percussion, Ice on CD, dance.|
|2007||Church Jubile||Tider||Choir, Piano & Percussion|
|2007||For the Osa Festival.||Mellom fjell||Strings, voices, trumpet, bass, drums.|
|2008||Festspillene I Bergen||Motorsagmassasjen||Chain saw, Circular saw, hand saw, axe, hardanger fiddle, mouth harp & voice.|
|2008||Concert in a waterfall in Hardanger.||Fossekall||Chello,hardanger fiddle, trumpet, voice,drums, mouth harp & dancer..|
|2008||Opening of conference.||Norwegian Wood||Performing on tools.|
|2008||The Lyric Theatre Ð London ÐEngland.||Cinderella||Composer & artisticÊ director.|
|2009||Opening of Runde environments centerÊ - Norway.||Runde||Recordings of the sea & the birds at Runde + rams horn & mouth harp|
|2009||Festspillene I Bergen||Water||Sub Marines, sounds of Whales, Singers under water and band|
|2009||Bright Night at Opera North.Leeds-England.||Winter||Icemusic made in surround|
|2010||Segni d'Infanzia festival Ð Italy.||Stork||Recordings of birds, glass and percussion in surround system|
|2011||Ladegrden kindergarden,Bergen Ð 150 years.||Ladegrden 150.||Sounds of children, water,ice, mouth harp and rams horns.|
|2011||Flow Productions Ð Finland. Contemporary dance company.||Karsikko||Rams horn, mouth harp,drums,percussion & voice Ð all made in a surround system.|
|2012||TheNorwegain National Ballet||Is-slottet||Violin, voices, percussion, ice,piano.|
|2012||Documentary film TV 2||Fedrelandet||Arve Henriksen & Terje Isungset|
|2012||Podcast for The Guardian, TimeoutÊ andÊ Fuel Theatre.||Bodypods: ÒFingersÓ||Isungset using his fingers in cooperation with scientist.|