His sound is quite difficult to define as terms such as alt or neo classical, minimalist and contemporary are banded about, which may not carry much meaning. At the heart of his music, it is just him and a piano that take you on a journey and make you feel a variety of different emotions. Although he trained in and began composing traditional music he moved on to creating more contemporary pieces when he began his soundtrack work as well as incorporating more electronic sounds in his own work as his career went on.
I defy anyone in attendance at The Dome to listen to songs such as I Giorni (from ‘I Giorni’) and Experience (from ‘In a Time Lapse’) and not feel anything and get lost in his ethereal sounds.
Ludovico Einaudi performs at Brighton Dome on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March.
By Simon England
Photo credit: Ray Tarantino