In a most melodious way possible to raise awareness about the real threat to the Arctic, famous pianist Ludovico Einaudi played a breath-taking composition while floating in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Norway. The video shows him performing on a small platform that floats in the Arctic.
Greenpeace, a global environmental activist organisation, had launched a campaign to convince the world leaders to protect the Arctic. Einaudi’s performance was part of this campaign.
Elegy for the Arctic is the original composition by Einaudi, specially written for the campaign. In a mesmerising scene, the pianist plays a piano even as pieces of a sprawling Wahlenbergbreen glacier crumble nearby.
The Arctic has been melting faster than expected and scientists have been cautioning that this could lead to disastrous consequences for wildlife as well as human beings in the future.
"The Arctic ocean is the least protected sea in the world, its high seas currently have no legal safeguards," Greenpeace wrote in releasing the video of Einaudi's performance. "As the ice cover decreases with rising temperatures, this unique area is losing its frozen shield, leaving it exposed to reckless exploitation, destructive fishing trawlers and risky oil drilling."