N-Ice Cello

Giovanni Sollima

The world-famous Italian cellist Giovanni Sollima crossed Italy playing a cello made of ice.

The instrument was made by the American artist Tim Linhart, who during the last 20 years crafted many instruments and even a concert hall made of ice, where his instruments (including guitars, xylophones, winds and strings) can be played without melting.

The cello played by Sollima was crafted in Tonale, on the Alps near Trento. The tour will then cross Italy and reach Palermo, where it will end on the 10th of February. Then the cello will be melt in the Mediterranean Sea.

The project invites to reflect on climate change, water crisis and their consequences, as climate conflicts and migrations.

During the concert at the Abbey of Saint George in Venice the temperature in the bubble was – 9° C, 15.8° F.