The next Phil Cool-ins: musicians drum distinctive bear using naturally formed ice blocks on frozen lake
A group of musicians have created a cool new beat by turning a frozen lake into an amazing musical instrument.
Captured on film, the percussionists are seen drumming the surface of the ice to make a distinctive hollow sound.
By tapping various areas of the ice in turn, rhythmic band, Entobit, are able to create an incredible unique drum beat.
The unbelievable footage was filmed on the surface on Baikal Lake in Siberia, Russia, as part of a music video for the band and has since been seen all over the world.
Sculpted by the high winds, the ice on the lake is formed into unusual shapes known as ice hummocks.
Unsurprisingly, many people refused to believe the musical ice existed which prompted the Irkutsk State Technical University to hold an annual Baikal Ice Music Festival.
Natalia Vlasevskaya, a drummer in the band said: “We first discovered the sound when a member of our band tapped the ice and heard a clear but unusual sound.
“We then started to experiment with various areas of the ice to explore how different pieces of can make different sounds.
“We now have many compositions, if we’re feeling really brave we might tap the ice with our bare hands.
“Our music video became extremely popular but many people refused to believe that it was the ice making this sound.
“Now people are invited to come and see and hear the ice for themselves.
“Baikal is one of the deepest fresh water lakes in the world, it is a truly unique place.
“It is only during the winter that the lake music is born as that is when the lake completely freezes over. ”