Musician Plays the Piano in the Middle of the Arctic as Glacier Melts Behind Him


© Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

Acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi performs one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the Arctic Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier (in Svalbard, Norway).

The composition, Elegy for the Arctic, was inspired by eight million voices from around the world calling for Arctic protection. You can watch the stirring performance (and find more great pictures) below.

“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.” – Ludovico Einaudi


© Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace


© Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

Wahlenbergbreen Glacier, Svalbard, Norway Greenpeace

© Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

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