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Greenpeace activists and musicians pull the sledge with ice instruments to the ice music stage at an ice edge in Svalbard.

With temperatures below -12 degrees celsius, the rhythms of chimes, horns, ice percussion and a cello blended together to send a message from the Arctic for the need to protect at least 30% of our global oceans by 2030, part of the Greenpeace’ most ambitious expedition ever: an almost year long Pole to Pole voyage.

In its first leg, Greenpeace has partnered with a group of musicians to record an ice concert in the far north of the Arctic. They played a piece called ‘Ocean Memories’ on instruments carved from ice collected in Arctic waters to shine a light on the enormous threat posed by climate change, overfishing and plastic pollution to the Arctic ocean [2]. This year, the Arctic is suffering from a record breaking ice loss and in April the average temperature was 8 degrees above normal.



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‘Ocean Memories’

Music by Terje Insungset

Ice carving by Bill Covitz