Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has unveiled ambitious plans to release seven albums in seven consecutive months during 2019.
The project is the first of its kind for any classical artist – the most ambitious of Einaudi’s 30-year career.
The 63-year-old pianist was inspired to put together the project, called Seven Days Walking, after a winter’s walk in the Alps in 2018.
While walking the composer took a series of polaroids and it was these snowy images that sparked the idea of writing seven volumes of music – each portraying a different aspect of his journey.
This would explain the sudden rush of emails I’ve had from his publicity team. The first song is out (you can listen on Spotify here), the CDs – one to be released each month – are all available for pre-order, and you can even go all out on the 7 CD box set (safely, because let’s face it, you know what you’re going to get with Ludivico) for £50, ahead of its release in September.
Here’s the project website.
Me? I’m excited and looking forward to some new stuff over the next few months. It’s not often that you only have to wait a few weeks between releases from one of your favourite artists.