Who Knew That Drumming On Frozen Ice Could Sound So Magical?

Who Knew That Drumming On Frozen Ice Could Sound So Magical?

Angela Markus

We have seen some creative artists make music from the most interesting objects—pots, pans, buckets, and now ice from a frozen lake. The evocative melody you are hearing is the sound of Nature as a group of Russian percussionists make music on the frozen waters of breathtaking Lake Baikal.

In below zero temperatures, they found by pure chance that ice as thick as this has a distinctive and haunting rhythm all of its own. Literally, the coolest music on earth. These musicians are making music by tapping the ice-bound water of the 25-million-year-old lake, the oldest and deepest on the planet.

The group discovered their musical capability of the ice by accident, according to the Daily Mail. The wife of the one the drummers fell on the ice. At the same time, her husband heard the sound the ice made and they knew they were on to something. When they all started hitting the ice, they realized beautiful music could be made.

It is hard to believe that such a clear sound is indeed produced by ice. Many believe the musical arrangement was a hoax, but that is not true. One of the Siberian Ice Drummers said, “Still, I understand precisely why not everyone could believe it was for real. When I first realized Baikal’s musical potential I, too, well remember the feeling on overwhelming excitement and joy, but also disbelief.”

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