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Composer and Pianist Ludovico Einaudi Performs in the Arctic Ocean         © Pedro Armestre / Greenpeace

In June 2016, Mr. Einaudi boarded the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, in Svalbard, Norway. From there, the Italian composer sailed to the Scoreby Sund Fjord on the east coast of Greenland. A grand piano was floated onto the waters at the foot of the Brede Glacier; where man, instrument and the sounds of the cracking and falling ice created the piece, Elegy for the Artic