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Famous Pianist Performs as Arctic Glacier Crumbles Around Him

Ludovico Einaudi held his own concert on a platform in the middle of — wait for it — the Arctic Ocean.


So maybe you've been to a classical music performance before, and maybe it wasn't all that. Prepare to be amazed, as we guarantee you've never experienced anything quite like this.

In an effort to bring awareness to melting ice in the Arctic Ocean, Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi held his own concert earlier this month on a platform in the middle of — wait for it — the Arctic Ocean.

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Einaudi partnered with Greenpeace for their "Save the Arctic" campaign, and played a special composition for the occasion titled "Elegy for the Arctic" on a grand piano floating on an artificial iceberg in Svalbard, Norway. With the Wahlenbergbreen glacier as his backdrop, you can see and hear pieces of ice crumbing and falling into the Arctic.

Greenpeace's campaign hopes to persuade world leaders to safeguard the Arctic, as science continues to warn us of faster thawing rates that could cause extreme amounts of damage to the climate and wildlife.

The video of Einaudi's solo show was released as representatives from several European governments meet in Spain to discuss protection and management of the northeast Atlantic Ocean, including the Arctic.

Watch the full performance below:

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