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.

Year
Preformed
Title
Information
Media
1999Molde International JazzfestivalFloating Rhythms10 musicians & 2 dancers
1999TV2 - Norway.Ein neger pΠNes stasjonDocumentary film. Arve Henriksen & T.Isungset
2000Vinterspillene LillehammerUnder isPerformed in a frozenwaterfall. 17 musicians & dancers.
2000EXPO2000Hannover.Germany.Opening concert.World Exhibition.Nature and TechnologyComposed by Reidar SkŒr & T Isungset. 7 musicians.
2000European Culture City Bergen. Nattjazz.Tre6 musicians, mens choir & 3 dancers.
2000European CultureCities. Reykjavik,Helsinki,BergenKela 2000Modern dance company by Reio Kela
2001Det Norske Teater-Oslo.Livets virkelige risikoModern dance by Hege Tvedt
2002VossajazzIngen veit kvar haren hoppar100 performers.
2002Festspillene, Bergen 50 years anniversary.Midt i mellom blŒ1 symphony orchestra, 1000 children & all church bells of Bergen
2002Nattjazz/BajazzRhythm DoctorsElectronics, mouth harp, voices, dancers, skateboarders, BMX, scratch, rap, break dancers, baseballs, pyro etc.
2002HŒkonshallen-Bergen.OljeStatoil 30 years Based on sounds from worlds biggest Oil Rig ..
2002Det Norske Teater-Oslo.Nett NoModern dance/ballet by Kjersti Alveberg
2002Autunnale festivalen-BergenIceman isIcemusic on tape.
2002Den Nasjonale Scene-BergenDumme Konger og grimme TrollMusic for Theatre
2003Odda Culture HouseStemningar50 years annirversay.90 musicians age 3 till 75 years.
2003L¿renskog SommerfestivalSkogsklangPerformed in the forest.30 kids & dancers.
2003Sunndal KulturfestivalJotnePerformed inside a mountain. In a power station.
2004Nattjazz-Bergen.Vox8 singers and band
2004Old Bristol Vic Theatre-EnglandEmperors new clothesMusic for Theatre
2004Swedish TV1Isens livsl¿pDocumentary film of the Ice Hotel Ð Sweden
2005Vinterfestuka NarvikRhythm keepersPerformed with an electric band in a locomotive station.
2005Vard¿/Finnmark 1000 Years.Vard¿Choir, singer & band. Ê Ê Outdoors concert.
2006Moers Jazzfestival -GermanyFlyOpening Concert. Based on bird sounds in surround system. Electronics, singers, dancers,100 flute players, video& helicopter.
2006Brass Wind Festival - Norway4 MoodsA piece for Mouth Harp & Brass Band.
2007Opening of World Environments Day.(Nobel Peace Centre - Oslo)Global IceIcehorn, Voice, Water and Ice sounds on CD.
2007Festspillene Bergen. (B¿lgen og Moi)OI OIMaking food while playing on the food.
2007Bergen DomkirkeVarm isPercussion, Ice on CD, dance.
2007Church JubileTiderChoir, Piano & Percussion
2007For the Osa Festival.Mellom fjellStrings, voices, trumpet, bass, drums.
2008Festspillene I BergenMotorsagmassasjenChain saw, Circular saw, hand saw, axe, hardanger fiddle, mouth harp & voice.
2008Concert in a waterfall in Hardanger.FossekallChello,hardanger fiddle, trumpet, voice,drums, mouth harp & dancer..
2008Opening of conference.Norwegian WoodPerforming on tools.
2008The Lyric Theatre Ð London ÐEngland.CinderellaComposer & artisticÊ director.
2009Opening of Runde environments centerÊ - Norway.RundeRecordings of the sea & the birds at Runde + rams horn & mouth harp
2009Festspillene I BergenWaterSub Marines, sounds of Whales, Singers under water and band
2009Bright Night at Opera North.Leeds-England.WinterIcemusic made in surround
2010Segni d'Infanzia festival Ð Italy.StorkRecordings of birds, glass and percussion in surround system
2011LadegŒrden kindergarden,Bergen Ð 150 years.LadegŒrden 150.Sounds of children, water,ice, mouth harp and rams horns.
2011Flow Productions Ð Finland. Contemporary dance company.KarsikkoRams horn, mouth harp,drums,percussion & voice Ð all made in a surround system.
2012TheNorwegain National BalletIs-slottetViolin, voices, percussion, ice,piano.
2012Documentary film TV 2FedrelandetArve Henriksen & Terje Isungset
2012Podcast for The Guardian, TimeoutÊ andÊ Fuel Theatre.Bodypods: ÒFingersÓIsungset using his fingers in cooperation with scientist.

Upcoming Concerts

Feb
16
Thu
8:45 pm Japan tour @ Hokaido - TBC.
Japan tour @ Hokaido - TBC.
Feb 16 @ 8:45 pm – Feb 20 @ 9:45 pm
Japan tour @ Hokaido - TBC.
Mar
2
Thu
7:00 pm GROUPA – @ Folk-Club in Ellenberg-church
GROUPA – @ Folk-Club in Ellenberg-church
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
GROUPA -  @ Folk-Club in Ellenberg-church | Kappeln | Schleswig-Holstein | Germany
Mar
4
Sat
7:00 pm Groupa @ Radio Bremen-Sendesaal
Groupa @ Radio Bremen-Sendesaal
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Groupa @ Radio Bremen-Sendesaal | Bremen | Bremen | Germany
Mar
5
Sun
7:00 pm Groupa @ Alte Brauerei
Groupa @ Alte Brauerei
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Groupa @ Alte Brauerei | Northeim | Lower Saxony | Germany

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