Musician Performs Concert Floating In The Middle Of The Arctic Ocean – Design You Trust

Musician Performs Concert Floating In The Middle Of The Arctic Ocean

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Photo © Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

Acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi performs one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the Arctic Ocean, in front 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.

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Photo © Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

The musician, known for his composition for the film, “Black Swan” and the television serial, “Doctor Zhivago”, travelled onboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise on the eve of the week-long meeting of the OSPAR Commission (June 20-24), which could secure the first protected area in Arctic international waters.

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Photo © Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

The 2.6 x 10 meter artificial iceberg platform was made from more than 300 triangles of wood attached together and weighed a total of nearly two tonnes. A grand piano was then placed on top of the platform for Einaudi’s incredible performance.

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Photo © Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

“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.” – says Ludovico Einaudi.

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Photo © Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

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Photo © Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

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