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Each year for the past 15 years, Swedish artist and musician Tim Linhart carves violins, violas, cellos, guitars and marimbas out of solid ice for his Ice Music ensemble. A single instrument can take him up to one week to build. Aside from the strings and frets and so on, Linhart’s beautiful, otherwordly instruments are entirely made of ice and fully playable. They’re also illuminated by LEDs, which lends an additional dreamy quality to the performances.

Each winter Ice Music plays dozens of concerts inside a concert hall that’s also made of ice. In addition to classical pieces, they also perform country and bluegrass numbers. Because their frozen venue is kept at a constant chilly temperature of 23 °F (-5 °C), audience members are advised to dress warmly.

Click here to watch and listen to an Ice Music performance.

[via Neatorama and Classicalite]

Get ready for some seriously bad-ass bagpipery. The Badpiper is a tattooed, mohawked, leather-kilted, big-booted punk rock piper from Perth, Western Australia who plays an awesome set of flame-throwing bagpipes.

In this video we see The Badpiper strutting, thrusting, and shooting rock ‘n’ roll flames to the tune of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” outside of the Jus Burgers in Fremantle, Western Australia. It’s an unforgettable sight.

[via Geekologie]

French musician and artist Yoann Lemoine, aka Woodkid, directed this awesome music video for his hit single “Run Boy Run”, which can be found on his 2013 album The Golden Age.

If you’ve read Where the Wild Things Are or played the action-adventure video game(s) Ico and/or Shadow of the Colossus, then you’ll probably enjoy this fantastic monochromatic video at least as much as we did. It was nominated for Best Short Form Music Video at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Col Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut and Commander of the International Space Station, is preparing to return home to Earth. For the past six months he’s provided us all with truly awesome glimpses of our world and countless fascinating insights into what life is like in outer space, aboard the ISS. (What ever will we do without him?) But before he goes, Commander Hadfield has gifted us with a song. It gave us goosebumps and is pretty much one of the best things ever:

With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World.

Huge thanks in the making of the video to the talented trio of Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran and Andrew Tidby, plus Evan Hadfield and all at the CSA.

Reblogged from colchrishadfield

This awesomely unusual musical instrument is called a “Triolin.” It was created by artist and instrument maker Alex Sobolev by building three violins and then joining them together.

"The instrument is quite striking but rather impractical—because the violins are joined at the base, musicians must play them upside down, more like a cello. In addition to making the occasional Frankenstein instrument, Sobolev is working on an intriguing electric violin that will be able to mimic the sounds of rare and antique violins.”

[via Laughing Squid]

Comic Book Resources hosts an awesome on-going art mashup series entitled The Line It Is Drawn. Each week participants creatively re-imagine comic book characters to fit a different theme. 

For Week #128 the theme was Music Album Cover Homages and the resulting creations are absolutely brilliant. We’ve shared a few of our favourite reinterpreted covers above. Click here to view them all.

[via Design Taxi]