Viewing of Musical Ice Instruments – Meet Artist Tim Linhart and Corrado Bungaro, Saturday 10 December

A truly unique afternoon to discover ice music and to meet the artist who create the instruments for which they are played upon, Saturday 10 December.

After being played in the Ice Concert on Friday 9 December at the Teatro Verdi, the exceptional instruments are on display for a viewing in the Botanical Garden’s Sala colonne from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm Saturday 10 December (free admission).

Meet the Artist Tim Linhart at 5:30pm to learn more about how the idea was born and how he devised ice as a tool to create his musical instruments. Linhart is an American sculptor, painter, luthier and refined experimenter who after years of work began to create musical instruments from the fleeting materials of ice. Meet the artist who brought life and a voice to violins, violas, cellos, guitars, percussions, vibraphones, and pipe organs carved from a dwindling material, ice.

Meet the Artist Corrado Bungaro soon after his Ice Concert performance on 9 December. Bungaro is a musical manager, creator and organizer of “N-Ice Cello – Tales of the Ice Cello“, a documentary film in which art and music become an instrument that addresses issues such as climate change, the rise in temperature, the melting of glaciers, the water crisis, and the inevitable social and humanitarian consequences (screening December 7 at the Botanical Garden Auditorium). Meet the Artists takes place in the Auditorium of the Botanical Garden, at 5:30 pm, with free admission by reservation (THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT).

Produced by the University of Padua, Meet the Artist is one of three moments of “Ice Concert“, an event organized by the Botanical Garden along with the cultural association Il Vagabondo, in collaboration with Wasabi filmmakers and the Teatro Stabile del Veneto. The events are made possible thanks to Alì spa as technical sponsor, as part of the celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua.

Photo © Pino Ninfa