Those who live in places where the winters are especially harsh learn to make the most of what nature gives them, but a group of Siberian percussionists discovered that nature has created gigantic musical instruments for them in the form of frozen Lake Baikal. (At 25 million years old, Baikal is the oldest lake in the world, but also the deepest, and it freezes over every winter.)
The percussionists discovered the naturally occuring percussion while out walking on the lake – one of the musicians’ wives tripped and fell onto the ice, and her husband (who has a very good ear) heard what he described as “…a very musical ‘boom.’”
Listen , and be amazed by these musicians who brave -20 C (-4 F) to make this beautiful and singularly unique music:
They have been accused of somehow hoaxing the sounds, but insist that the sounds you hear are coming from the ice. They also say that this is the only spot on the lake that elicits these unique sounds.