Watch: Ludovico Einaudi gives haunting performance amidst calving glaciers in the Arctic Ocean

International environmental organisation Greenpeace, in collaboration with acclaimed Italian composer and pianist, Ludovico Einaudi, held a special performance on a floating platform in the middle of the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean as a visual reminder of what lies at stake.  

By Udita Madan | Last Updated: Jun 21, 2016, 21:21 PM IST
Watch: Ludovico Einaudi gives haunting performance amidst calving glaciers in the Arctic Ocean
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New Delhi: Global warming and climate change have been one of the topmost concerns of the world at large, since the past few years.

With glacial icesheets melting at a fast pace, conservationists and environmentalists have been sounding alerts every now and then and urging the global community to help preserve the frigid Arctic region, where the maximum glacial calvings take place.

International environmental organisation Greenpeace, in collaboration with acclaimed Italian composer and pianist, Ludovico Einaudi, held a special performance on a floating platform in the middle of the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean as a visual reminder of what lies at stake.

The crumbling glaciers in the background make for a haunting scene, while Einaudi plays a special piece called 'Elegy for the Arctic' on a baby grand, which he wrote exclusively for the occasion at the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway.

As per Huffington Post, a Greenpeace news release quoted Einaudi saying that, “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.”

It seems like the perfect tribute, through which, “Einaudi has added his voice to those of eight million people from across the world demanding protection for the Arctic.”

Check out the video below:

(Video courtesy: Greenpeacespain)