Tickets on sale for Ludovico Einaudi’s Elements Tour
This is England composer coming to the UK March 2016 with his genre-defying sound
This article is from 2015.
Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has quietly become one of the most successful musicians in the world, topping the UK and European charts with hauntingly beautiful and evocative music, not to mention a huge body of work scoring film and TV series since the 1980s.
Einaudi releases his new album Elements on Fri 16 Oct and has just announced a ten date UK tour for March 2016, beginning with Bristol’s Colston Hall and finishing up at Edinburgh's Usher Hall.
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,’ explains Einaudi, ‘but I have influences from different music I have experienced in my life, from African music to folk and rock.’
As a film and TV composer, he was BAFTA-nominated for his work on Shane Meadow’s This is England ’86, a series he has returned to for both the ’88 and ’90 instalments. Einaudi also composed Joaquin Phoenix’s not-doc I’m Still Here, feel-good French drama The Intouchables, and even for the famously musically savvy Clint Eastwood in J. Edgar.
Elements represents his 12th solo work to be released, and follows on from In a Time Lapse, which topped the US and Canadian charts in 2013.
Ludovico Einaudi’s Elements tour dates:
8 Mar – Colston Hall, Bristol
9 Mar – Colston Hall, Bristol
11 Mar – Brighton Dome
12 Mar – Brighton Dome
14 Mar – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
15 Mar – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
16 Mar – Eventim Apollo, London
17 Mar – Eventim Apollo, London
18 Mar – Eventim Apollo, London (NEWLY ADDED DATE, on sale Fri 11 Dec)
19 Mar – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
20 Mar – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Tickets on sale Thu 15 Oct at 10am.