Caught by the River

Ludovico Einaudi performs with 8 million voices to save the Arctic

2nd July 2016

‘Something far from the murky grey skies over Brexeter’ brought to our attention by Cally Callomon. Many thanks.


Two weeks ago the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise set off from the Netherlands carrying a very special load: the voices of eight million people. Messages from around the globe calling for governments to save the Arctic from threats such as oil drilling and destructive fishing.

As the ship stopped in Svalbard, Norway, Europe’s gateway to the Arctic, it welcomed aboard a very special guest: renowned pianist and composer, Ludovico Einaudi. With him a grand piano, to undertake his most challenging performance yet, in the Arctic surrounded by ice.

Ludovico Einaudi has turned eight million voices into music, Elegy for the Arctic, specially composed to help protect what we love. Watch a video of the performance below:

More information available here via Greenpeace.