Ludovico Einaudi's Arctic Ocean Performance
Italian pianist, Ludovico Einaudi has created some of the most beautiful works living on the border of ambient and classical music. Albums like Divenire are frequently heard and he’s had a few Echoes CD of the Month selections including In A Time Lapse and Nightbook. Recently, Einaudi teamed up with Greenpeace for a historic Arctic Ocean performance. In the video, Einaudi floats on a geometric white platform, his black clothes and piano a stark contrast to the snowcapped landscape that surrounds him. Einaudi seems perfectly in tune with his environment, beginning with sparse melodies and crescendoing into a violent intensity mirrored by gigantic masses of ice calving into the frigid water. The performance’s haunting elegance is a powerful statement about the need for environmental action. Einaudi’s stunning performance can be seen below.