Terje Isungset was born in 1964. He is regarded as one of the most creative, uncompromising and distinctive percussionists in Norway. He has spent many years developing his own unique mode expression, crafted instruments himself, using materials found in natural surroundings.
Isungset performs throughout the year with various bands from Norway and other European countries, including Swedish band Groupa.
Isungset has made a major contribution on various folk music CDs. The many years he has spent working to create a genuine, rhythmic dimension in his music have enabled him to develop a distinctly individual musical identity built on Norwegian sounds.
In additional to conventional percussion, Isungset has experimented and performed with glass and ice percussion instruments, ice horns and other creations.
Orleysa (Odin NJ 4039-2, 1991)
Rom, with Isglem (NOR-CD 9102, 1991)
To steg, with Isglem (NOR-CD 9204, 1992)
Juv Utla (NOR-CD 9309, 1993)
Svanshornet, with Orleysa (Odin NJ 4048-2, 1993)
Rit, with Karl Seglem (NOR-CD 9410, 1994)
Haugtussa, with Lynni Treekrem and Ketil Bjornstad (Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD 159, 1995)
Brodd, with Utla (NOR-CD 9514, 1995)
Okuta Percussion (Osika Eucd 1343, 1996)
Null g, with Isglem (NOR-CD 9615, 1996)
Tya, with Reidar Sk?r and Karl Seglem (NOR-CD 9717, 1997)
Reise (NOR-CD 9724, 1997)
Trad, with Niss Kerstin Hallgren (Amigo AMCD 739, 1998)
Spir, with Karl Seglem (NOR-CD 9830, 1998)
Jol, with Hans Fredrik Jacobsen (Via Music VCD 375, 1998)
Lavalek, with Groupa (Xoucd 125, 1999)
Dans, with Utla (NOR-CD 9935, 1999)
Bergtatt, with Oslo Chamber Choir (Kirkelig Kulturverksted FXCD 214, 1999)
Floating Rhythms (Via Music, 2000)
Iceman Is (All Ice Records, 2002)
Middle of Mist (NorCD, 2003)
Igloo (All Ice Records, 2006)
Two Moons (All Ice Records, 2007)
Ice Concerts (All Ice Records, 2008)
Hibernation (All Ice Records, 2009)
Winter Songs (All Ice Records, 2010)
World Of Glass, with Arve Henriksen (All Ice Records, 2014)
Meditations (All Ice Records, 2015)
Terje Isungset & Stian Westerhus (All Ice Records, 2015)
Isslottet (All Ice Records, 2015)
Oase, with Sissel Vera Pettersen (All Ice Records, 2016)
Web site: www.isung.net
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.