It's been a long time since I've posted anything meaningful and resourceful to this world, so here goes another attempt into helping you rediscover yourself through some extremely beautiful music! 🙂
I think the first song of his which I heard was back in my 12th, called Nuvole Bianche - Ludovico Piano. It was a complete accident that I stumbled upon it and thank god I did. It's one of those songs that you hear once in your lifetime which completely enlightens you and changes your perception towards music and life in general.
Since then, I started playing the piano (just fingering :p nothing professional) and eventually heard a lot more of piano. So, here goes my list of tracks of einaudi which not only inspired me but also made me cry my heart out when I had no words. 🙂
NOTE: Its really advisable to listen to these pieces in your own personal space with some peace around you. For instance, if you are trying to appreciate this beauty while stuck in traffic or under the scorching sun trying to burn down the whole of chennai, then you will simply ruin it for yourself and heir commander Ludocivo :p
5. Nuvole Bianche
Which means "White Clouds" in Italian. A typical ludovico piece, starts out extremely slowly with a few gentle touches and chords. 1 minute into the song, you realise he is trying to tell you a story, a slow, melodious one, another minute in, you realise he has roped you into his thoughts in with the continuous flow of melody. Though, it is named as "White clouds", I picture a sweet child asking questions, its probably becase the video has her picture and my psychology influenced my thoughts but ah well .. lets not kill it with logic shall we!
4. I giorni
Which means 'The Days' is another piece, the first time I heard it I reminded me of laughs and memories with my friends. And why shouldn't I be surprised? It's got a very subtle vibe to it and if you look at the video you would be surprised how involved the audience is, almost as if they were shy to shed a drop from their eye!
Which means 'Divine', is one such piece that definitely lives upto its name and expectations. There is no better word for this piece. Divine. The way the whole orchestra builds up for the first 1:47 minutes is really gripping and leaves you awestruck after how all the tension is released in the next segement. (This track was also used by UN in one of their commercials).
(26:15 - 33:18) I suppose, this piece requires a more technical understanding of music to appreciate it. For me, the way it sustains such a great tune with a few minute changes and the set of instruments which really come in together is really amazing. If you listen closely, every instrument just adds to its persona! And ofcourse, the motivation is tremendous, it sounds as if someone you love left you heartbroken and you try desperately want to get them back. Coincidently, this composition was used for something very similar! Ahh.. the power of music .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxGfmAT3iAI
(6:00 - 12:50) I was surprised I didn't hear this before and no one had mentioned it in his best works. It's been only a week since I discovered this piece, an absolute beauty this is. I can literally feel my blood rushing all over my body with excitement. Every time I'm down, doing something worthless (like watching movies or playing games all day long), I listen to this ... and you realise how minuscule all this is (expect the girl you love :)) ... there are people in people in space right now! There are other galaxies with life out there! There are so many things to learn and do with your life.. and here I am..
PS: I was listening to each of these pieces while trying to write a description. Do the same and tell me what you think! 🙂