This Guy Playing The Piano Amid A Crumbling Glacier Will Give You Chills

You want hauntingly beautiful? How about Ludovico Einaudi playing the piano with the backdrop of a crumbling glacier.


The stunt was pulled as part of a Greenpeace campaign to highlight global warming. And that it does.

As the composer caresses the keys, hulking chunks of the glacier crumble and plummet into the Arctic.

It'll make you feel all poetic and moved inside. But probably not enough to walk instead of drive to work tomorrow morning.

Greenpeace España on YouTube

The video was uploaded to YouTube with the caption,

Through his music, acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi has added his voice to those of eight million people from across the world demanding protection for the Arctic. Einaudi performed one of his own compositions on a floating platform in the middle of the Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier in Svalbard, Norway.

It ends with a simple message:

Please. Save the Arctic.

Save the Arctic campaign aims to make an area of it — located in international waters of the Arctic Ocean — protected.

Greenpeace claims there are countries which "don't want to see it protected" and is urging people to visit their campaign website to voice their concern.

Citations: greenpeace