At the Orpheum
Ludovico Einaudi Seven Days Walking Tour
Luminous, emotive, effortlessly lyrical and always supremely refined the music and performance of Ludovico Einaudi have attracted an ever-growing audience over the last two decades whose diversity and devotion are without parallel. He has released a series of chart-topping albums, sells out the most prestigious concert halls worldwide, composed a string of award-winning film scores and routinely tops audience polls becoming an internet phenomenon. With a unique musical alchemy that draws on elements of classical, rock, electronica and world music he has rendered traditional ideas of genre and audience divide obsolete and become not only one of the best-known composers in the world today but almost certainly the best loved too.
Ludovico was born in Turin, Italy and trained as a classical composer and pianist at the Milan Conservatorio before continuing his studies with Luciano Berio, one of the most important composers of the twentieth-century avant-garde.
Two and a half years after the worldwide success of In a Time Lapse, Ludovico Einaudi presents his new work, Elements, compelling and distinctive, released on 16 October 2015. “Elements springs from a desire to start anew, following a different path of knowledge. I saw new frontiers – on the edge between what I knew and what I didn’t know – that I had long wanted to explore: creation myths, the periodic table, Euclid’s geometry, Kandinsky’s writings, the matter of sound, and of color, the stems of wild grass in a meadow, the shapes of the landscape. For months I wandered in a seemingly chaotic mix of images, thoughts, and feelings. Then, gradually, everything came together in a dance, as if all the elements were parts of the same world, and myself within it. This is Elements. If it wasn’t music, it would be a map of thoughts: sometimes clear and distinct, sometimes overlapped: points, lines, shapes, fragments of an ongoing interior flow.”