Ludovico Einaudi “Seven Days Walking” EPK2019
“I remember that in January 2018 I often went for long walks in the mountains, always following more or less the same trail. It snowed heavily, and my thoughts roamed free inside the storm, where all shapes, stripped bare by the cold, lost their contours and colors. Perhaps that feeling of extreme essence was the origin of this album.”
Seven Days Walking is divided into seven episodes, seven albums (Day One, Day Two, etc. until Day Seven), which will be released at monthly intervals. Each episode is focused on several main themes, which are recurring in different form: seven variations following the same imaginary itinerary. Or the same itinerary, retraced in seven different moments.
“The idea first came to me as I was listening to the recordings of the first sessions: each version seemed to me to have its own personality, with subtleties so distinct from one another that I was unable to choose which I preferred. I associated everything with walking, with the experience of following the same routes over and over, discovering new details each time. And so in the end I decided to thread them all together in a sort of musical labyrinth, a little like stepping inside the twists and turns of the creative process, to understand how a musical idea can develop in multiple directions, and changing once again at the moment in which it is heard.”
Seven Days Walking was recorded between September and October 2018 in Schloss Elmau (Germany) and Air Studios in London (England)
Ludovico Einaudi: Piano
Federico Mecozzi: Violin and Viola
Redi Hasa: Cello
Ludovico Einaudi – Seven Days Walking (Official Trailer)2019
‘Seven Days Walking’: seven bodies of music to be released over seven consecutive months. The first, ‘Seven Days Walking: Day One’, which interweaves piano and strings in his unmistakable style, is Einaudi’s 14th studio album and will be released on 15th March, on Decca. ‘Seven Days Walking: Day Two’ follows a month later. Each ‘day’ is then released, digitally, a month apart, leading up to ‘Day Seven’ which will be released in the autumn in a box-set of the complete Seven Days. Inspiration for the entire project derived from walks that Einaudi would take through the mountains in winter. He explains, “In January last year I often went for long walks in the mountains, always following more or less the same trail. It snowed heavily, and my thoughts roamed free inside the storm, where all shapes, stripped bare by the cold, lost their contours and colours. Perhaps that feeling of extreme essence was the origin of this album.” The first album focuses on several main themes, which then recur in different forms on the following albums – seven variations following the same imaginary itinerary. Or the same itinerary, retraced at seven different times.
Ludovico Einaudi – Elegy for the Arctic (The Making of)2017Save the Arctic - Greenpeace campaign
“One year ago I played “Elegy for the Arctic” in support to the campaign for a marine sanctuary in the North Pole’s international waters;
One year has passed, “Save the Arctic” is still a global priority. We still need your support.”
Watch it on youtube at https://youtu.be/IUMog65A-nM
Listen to Elegy for The Arctic at http://spoti.fi/2tjbiqK
Ludovico Einaudi – “Elegy for the Arctic” – Official Live (Greenpeace)2016Save the Arctic - Greenpeace campaign
Ludovico Einaudi performs an original piece “Elegy for the Arctic”, on the Arctic Ocean to call for its protection, on June 17th, 2016
Einaudi performed one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the middle of the Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier (in Svalbard, Norway).
Travelling on board Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise on the eve of a significant event for the future of the Arctic: this week’s meeting of the OSPAR Commission, which could secure the first protected area in Arctic international waters.
Ludovico Einaudi – “Fly” – live for WWF’s Earth Hour 20162016Nottingham Royal Concert Hall - 19/03/2016
“Four Dimensions” from Elements Tour – Part 12015Elements Tour 2015
Ludovico Einaudi live 2015 (Elements Tour) performing the track “Four Dimensions” from the new album “Elements”
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