The Elements tour
Saturday 15 July 3Arena
Following a spectacularly successful run of sell-out concerts in 2016, including five consecutive nights at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Ludovico Einaudi comes to Dublin’s 3Arena on Saturday 15 July.
At this very special show, he and his band will perform a selection of pieces from his new album Elements, as well as a number of compositions from his illustrious back catalogue.
Ludovico Einaudi has quietly become one of the most successful musicians in the world. His hauntingly beautiful and evocative music tops the charts in the UK and Europe, and he was BAFTA-nominated for his score of This is England ‘86.
His music has been described as minimalist, alt-classical, ambient and contemporary, but it defies easy classification. He sums it up best: ‘There is something in it that comes from classical, but I have influences from different music I have experienced in my life, from African music to folk and rock.’
Ludovico Einaudi was born in Turin and trained as a classical composer and pianist at the Milan Conservatorio. He studied under Luciano Berio, one of the most important composers of the twentieth century avant-garde. After some early prestigious commissions in the classical world Einaudi turned his back on what he regarded as an essentially conservative approach to music to embrace his own enthusiasms, which included African music and folk and the rock music of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, U2 and Radiohead.
He has released 13 studio albums: Time Out (’88), Stanze (’92), Salgari (’95), Le Onde (’96), Eden Roc (’99), I Giorni (’01), Una Mattina (’04), Diario Mali [with Ballaké Sissoko] (’05), Divenire (’06), Cloudland [recorded as the group Whitetree] (’09), Nightbook (’09) , ‘In A Times Lapse (’13) and ‘Elements’ (’15), as well as three live albums recorded at La Scala (’03), in Berlin (’08) and at the Royal Albert Hall (’10).
‘What could be characterised as modern classical/rock/conceptual electronic reaches beyond conventional description to a style transcending music, forming its own art, time and stratospheric entity.’ (★★★★★ TheUpcoming)
‘He’s the alt-classical Drake; the movie score Messi; the uber-don of transcendental interwoven piano’ (Noisey)
‘A thing of rare of beauty’ (GQ)
‘Pianist with rock god tendencies’ (Daily Telegraph)
‘The unassuming prince of classical-pop crossover (The Times)
‘There’s no denying Einaudi’s gift for devising simple but powerful little piano motifs’ (Independent)
‘The hippest classical artist the world has ever known’ (Never Enough Notes)
‘Einaudi’s ability to create intricate and emotive musical narratives is a rare gift’ (The Line of Best Fit)
‘Like Radiohead without the vocals: piano meditations softly underscored by electronics’ (Record Collector)
Sat 15th July 2017