A message for Arctic protection through music

"Elegy for the Arctic", on the Arctic Ocean
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Characters team Jun 24. 2016
by Characters team
 

The beauty of the Arctic is overwhelming.

The cold, the silence and extraordinary sounds as the ice creaks, rumbles and falls. The pristine environment, with life popping out to welcome you when you least expect it. A unique place that people across the world want to protect.
 
Two weeks ago the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise set off from the Netherlands carrying a very special load: the voices of eight million people. Messages from around the globe calling for governments to save the Arctic from threats such as oil drilling and destructive fishing.
 
As the ship stopped in Svalbard, Norway, Europe’s gateway to the Arctic, it welcomed aboard a very special guest: renowned pianist and composer, Ludovico Einaudi. With him a grand piano, to undertake his most challenging performance yet, in the Arctic surrounded by ice.
 
Ludovico Einaudi has turned eight million voices into music, Elegy for the Arctic, specially composed to help protect what we love. As he performed this piece for the first time — in front of a magnificent surging glacier — the music echoed across the ice, a moment that will remain in our minds forever. 

...The Arctic is worth protecting and not to be risked for short term profit.
Until they  change their view, those who would risk the Arctic should not be heard over those calling to protect what we love, not over Ludovico's music, not over the piano and the glacier, not over 8 million voices.
 
Source: greenpeace
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