Elegy for the Arctic

​Surrounded by crumbling arctic glaciers.


Italian pianist and composer, Ludovico Einaudi, performs his composition, Elegy for the Arctic, on a floating platform in the Arctic Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway.

As performed this piece for the first time — in front of a magnificent surging glacier — the music echoed across the ice, “a moment that will remain in our minds forever”. Filming had to be halted when ice started to carve off the glacier.

Elegy for the Arctic
Genre Documentary
Produced for Greenpeace
Year 2016