Would You Attend an "Ice Dome" Concert in the Italian Alps?

Published February 3rd, 2019 - 08:01 GMT

When Mr Tim Linhart first started making instruments from ice, they were more likely to explode with a bang than produce music, but things have come a long way since then, according to the Straits Times.

Today, the US-born artist is in charge of an ice orchestra of local musicians playing a series of concerts at sub-zero temperatures in a vast, custom-built igloo high in the Italian Alps.

"I made snow and ice sculptures in the ski resort where I'm from in New Mexico (for 16 years)... and then I decided it would be cool to make a sculpture of a violin," Mr Linhart, 59, told AFP.

 
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A musician performs with an ice violin during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

A musician performs with an ice violin during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

When Tim Linhart started making instruments from ice they were more likely to explode with a bang than produce music, but things have come a long way since then. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

When Tim Linhart started making instruments from ice they were more likely to explode with a bang than produce music, but things have come a long way since then. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

A musician performs with an ice double bass during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018.
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

A musician performs with an ice double bass during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

Musicians performs with ice instruments during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018.
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

Musicians performs with ice instruments during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. 
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018.
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

Today, the US-born artist is in charge of an ice orchestra playing a series of concerts at sub-zero temperatures in a vast, custom-built igloo high in the Italian Alps. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

Today, the US-born artist is in charge of an ice orchestra playing a series of concerts at sub-zero temperatures in a vast, custom-built igloo high in the Italian Alps. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP

Musicians perform with ice instruments during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018.
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

Musicians perform with ice instruments during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

A musician performs with an ice violin during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
When Tim Linhart started making instruments from ice they were more likely to explode with a bang than produce music, but things have come a long way since then. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
A musician performs with an ice double bass during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018.
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
Musicians performs with ice instruments during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018.
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. 
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018.
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
Today, the US-born artist is in charge of an ice orchestra playing a series of concerts at sub-zero temperatures in a vast, custom-built igloo high in the Italian Alps. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
Musicians perform with ice instruments during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018.
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
A musician performs with an ice violin during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
A musician performs with an ice violin during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
When Tim Linhart started making instruments from ice they were more likely to explode with a bang than produce music, but things have come a long way since then. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
When Tim Linhart started making instruments from ice they were more likely to explode with a bang than produce music, but things have come a long way since then. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
A musician performs with an ice double bass during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018.
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
A musician performs with an ice double bass during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
Musicians performs with ice instruments during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018.
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
Musicians performs with ice instruments during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. 
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018.
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
US artist Tim Linhart works on an ice violin in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 18, 2018. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
Today, the US-born artist is in charge of an ice orchestra playing a series of concerts at sub-zero temperatures in a vast, custom-built igloo high in the Italian Alps. 
Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
Today, the US-born artist is in charge of an ice orchestra playing a series of concerts at sub-zero temperatures in a vast, custom-built igloo high in the Italian Alps. Marco BERTORELLO / AFP
Musicians perform with ice instruments during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018.
MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP
Musicians perform with ice instruments during a concert in the "Ice Dome" on Presena Galcier, Tonale Pass, near Trento in northern Italy on January 17, 2018. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP