Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Maria Enrico Einaudi will present a recital of his pieces from his “Elements” album.
He was trained at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan in the early 1980s. Einaudi began his career as a classical composer, and later began incorporating other styles and genres — including pop, rock, world music, and folk music.
Einaudi composed the scores for a number of films and trailers, including “The Intouchables” and “I’m Still Here,” the TV miniseries “Doctor Zhivago” and “Acquario” in 1996, for which he won the Grolla d’oro for best soundtrack. He has also released a number of solo albums of piano and orchestra music, notably “I Giorni” in 2001, “Nightbook” in 2009, and “In a Time Lapse” in 2013. “Taranta Project,” a collaborative album, was released in May 2015, and “Elements” was released in October 2015.
“Elements” takes inspiration from elements of nature, with each track evolving from a small gesture or motif, evoking a journey through fragmented thoughts and feelings. Einaudi says: “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.”
Time: 8 p.m., April 21
Tickets: 180-880 yuan
Venue: Nanshan Cultural and Sports Center, 2106 Nanshan Boulevard, Nanshan District (南山区南山大道2106号南山文体中心)
Metro: Line 1, Taoyuan Station (桃园站), Exit B