The Coolest Music in the World: Siberian Ice Drummers Using Frozen Lake Baikal as an Incredible Musical Instrument


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'She made a very musical 'boooooom' sound -  so nice and deep that her husband, who has a very good ear,  said 'Hold on, what was it? How did you make that noise?'' said Natalya. 

The group went back to the exact spot to record their remarkable percussion recital.

'I will always remember the first feeling,' said Natalya.

'You see your hand touching the ice, you hear the sound, but your mind just can't take it in.

'You cannot believe that, yes, this beautiful clear sound is indeed produced by ice. '

She said some people accused them of faking the remarkable ice music, but it was genuine.

'Some people with several musical educations came to say that we were just fooling people, and it was all made up, which is not true,' she said. 

'Still,  I understand precisely why not everyone could believe it was for real.

'When I first realised Baikal's musical potential I, too, well remember the feeling on overwhelming excitement and joy - but also disbelief.'

Their performance was made in March on the frozen waters close to the popular tourist island of Olkhon.

Evidently, the sound is not the same at other places on the ice-bound lake.

'People later asked us how we found the spot where different bits of ice sounded so much in harmony with each other,' she said.

'The answer is, I don't know. This is  just how was.

'This is perhaps what I mean by saying about it being the wonder of Nature, that all we had to do was to discover that place, get there, and start playing.

'Everything else was ready, arranged for the most perfect harmonious sound.' 

via SnowAddiction

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