Watch pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi’s exclusive performance for Apple Music, Is It Finished, filmed and recorded on 12 June 2019 at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in California. “I prefer the unfinished state,” Einaudi told Apple Music. “It’s a place where things might still change and evolve.” Ludovico Einaudi was the first musician ever to perform at the Steve Jobs Theater.
The concert film, which is now exclusively available on Apple Music, features tracks from Ludovico Einaudi’s Seven Days Walking project, including ‘A Sense of Symmetry’, ‘Cold Wind’ and ‘Low Mist’. Ludovido Einaudi, cellist Redi Hasa, and violinist/violist Federico Mecozzi, also performed some of Einaudi’s most popular music from across his career including ‘Nuvole Bianche’, ‘Fly’, ‘Experience ‘and ‘Elegy For The Arctic’.
Watch Ludovico Einaudi’s exclusive performance for Apple Music, Is It Finished, here.
Since recording his exclusive performance for Apple Music Ludovico Einaudi has completed a lengthy tour that included his Carnegie Hall debut in New York and a sold-out seven-night residency at the Barbican in London. Einaudi’s “rock god tendencies” (The Telegraph) are evident at the sheer speed at which he sells out concert halls and arenas, delighting audiences with his “intricate and emotive” (CLASH) harmonies and tunes “Coldplay and Billy Joel would be happy to own” (The Times).
Ludovico Einaudi’s Seven Days Walking, inspired by a series of walks through the Italian alps, is a groundbreaking project on a scale never before attempted by a classical artist. Einaudi took a series of polaroid images during his walks and it was these snowy images that sparked the idea of writing seven volumes of music – each portraying a different aspect of his journey.
Seven Days Walking: Day One 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 seven different times. From the plaintive beginnings of Day One evolve emotive musical themes of contemplation, introspection and reflection over the course of seven albums released over seven months. Seven Days Walking: Day One became the fastest-streamed album ever from a classical composer during its first week of release and it continued to stream at a record-breaking rate for the next seven days, dominating classical charts across the globe.
Ludovico Einaudi’s Seven Days Walking box set, which includes all seven albums from his Seven Days Walking project, will be released on 1 November 2019 and can be pre-ordered here.