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Ice Trumpet: Terje Isungset

Ice music produces a range of sounds that seem familiar and strange at the same time. There’s an airiness in some sounds, while other ice pieces sound almost like glass when struck. In this excerpt from a London concert, last December, the Norwegian free-jazz composer and percussionist Terje Isungset plays a set of sculptured ice […]

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  • Updated January 16, 2017
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Ice Music: Not One, But Two! Annual Festivals

My interest in the science of ice is pretty much instantly displaced by a surge of creative alertness the minute I hear ice music. Ice drum, ice marimba, ice trumpet, ice harp: the sounds are indescribable, ranging from haunting to melodious to intensely beautiful but almost unfriendly. If you hear them out of context there’s […]

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  • Updated January 16, 2017
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Phenom: Pingos of The Far North

What is a pingo? An ice-cored hill that only exists where permafrost exists, because permafrost is what pushes the ice upwards like a giant pimple. There are about 5,000 of these in the world, and 25% of them – 1350, to be precise – exist in the Mackenzie Delta on the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula. I love […]

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  • Updated January 16, 2017
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Tuktoyaktuk Ice Road: In Liquid Form

One tricky thing about the North is that, when it’s summer or even fall, your body finds it hard to remember that everything within sight (including yourself) will soon return to living inside a thick layer of deep cold for more than half of the year. The Dempster Highway, Canada’s most northern road, ends at […]

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  • Updated January 16, 2017
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Dawson Ice Guessing Contest: It’s All Over

The wait is over. It’s been more of a melt-off than a break-up this spring 2010, but the Yukon River is running again. The ice broke its grip at 3:12 a.m. this morning, according to Joyce Cayley, speaking on CFYT Radio on behalf of IODE. The annual Ice Guessing Contest is over. But what’s the […]

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  • Updated January 16, 2017
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And Hawaii Reveals: Asteroid Ice

Looking beyond Dawson again – way beyond – two groups of scientists viewing the sky from Hawaii have discovered a thin layer of ice around asteroid 24 Themis. The separate research teams have measured proof of the ice, and of organic matter, using the NASA Infrared Telescope on Mauna Kea. 24 Themis, about 120 miles […]

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  • Updated January 16, 2017
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Spring Breakup: A Swimming Tale

For a while there it seemed the “spring fever vs ice” competition was over. The Yukon River broke weeks ago, and it’s hot enough in the daytime to get a slight sunburn, as I found out yesterday. But I had to drive between Dawson City and Whitehorse twice in the past two weeks, and as […]

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  • January 3, 2017
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Ice = Rebirth

After a two-year pause, keeping The Ice Cubicle archived, so all these images & interviews were not lost, there are still moments now & again when I see something that needs to be added to this collection. This blog was originally a year-long project, but took a bit longer, running from may ’09 to Aug […]

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  • January 3, 2017
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Ice Road to Tuk – 2012 Accolades

A few sparkly and exciting ice events have happened between now and the last time this blog had a regular heartbeat. Here’s one I wanted to share. In the last post I had written in 2010, into blue noon: over a frozen road, I had just finished editing a short video, using footage from a […]

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  • Updated January 16, 2017
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Into blue noon: over a frozen road

This is my last Ice Cubicle blog post, a wrap to an intriguing project that has left me with a long list of ice-related ideas to explore. There are so many things I didn’t get to writing about – more on glaciers and ice-shelves disappearing due to climate change; the timeline of Ice House Detroit, […]

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  • Updated January 16, 2017
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