Notes on Ice

A documentary about the world’s only festival of Ice Music.

The trailer for ‘Notes on Ice’ a documentary about the world’s only Ice Music Festival, held in Geilo, Norway. Every year a group of eccentric musicians and ice carvers gather in the Norwegian mountains to create a truly unique event. All the instruments are created from wild ice, cut from frozen lakes. The stage and auditorium are sculpted from ice and snow. Amidst the great mass of globalised digital reproduction, this is music that is truly created in the moment; a blend of sound and place, man and nature, which hangs briefly in the cold night air before melting away into the darkness…….


The film was an official Finalist in the Banff Mountain Film Festival 2013, the Vancouver Mountain Film Festival 2014, the Dag Film Festival in Istanbul 2014, and coming this year to the Film Festival Flix Mountain and Adventure Film Festival 2015, and the Festival del Sole in Napa Valley in July 2015.


The film was shot on a Red Epic in 4K and is available as an HD (1920 x 1080) or 4K (4096 x 2160) master, with stereo or Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound audio.

Broadcast distribution through Argonon International /
Duration – 25 minutes.
Produced and Directed by Mark Whatmore and Mitch Turnbull
Filmed and Edited by Mark Whatmore
Sound Recorded by Dave Thacker
Post Production by Films@59