Monday, March 20, 2006

Swedish Orchestra Plays Ice Instruments

Miami, FL (AHN) – A Swedish orchestra playing unusual instruments carved out of ice had to cut a short a performance when a flute began to melt. Instrument maker Tim Linharts has been able to transform frozen water into functioning flutes, violins, and a double bass made out of ice. The instruments were played for the first time at a concert in a gigantic igloo; the concert was deemed a complete success aside from the early melting of the flute. Linharts says, "Next time I will keep ten ice flutes at hand in case it happens again." According to Linharts, the musicians will keep their instruments in the deep freeze and only take them out to practice or to perform.

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