I have been a fan of Ludovico Einaudi, acclaimed Italian composer and pianist, for years. And now he has teamed up with Greenpeace to play the piano in front of a calving Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway. The goal is to raise awareness about the Arctic in the run up to the OSPAR Commission meeting in Tenerife, Spain where we hope the commission will agree to set aside 10% of the Arctic ocean for protection (only 10%?!?!?!).
“Being here has been a great experience. I could see the purity and fragility of this area with my own eyes and interpret a song I wrote to be played upon the best stage in the world. It is important that we understand the importance of the Arctic, stop the process of destruction and protect it.” — Luovico Einaudi
To find out more information, read this blog post from Greenpeace describing the project.
The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth as climate change takes its toll.
This is an absolutely stunning video of the composer’s short piece, “Elegy for the Arctic”. Please share.