Immerse yourself in the captivating, meditative, otherworldly compositions of Ludovico Einaudi from his new album 'Underwater' in the 19th century church at the heart of Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Dive into the magic of Einaudi together with one of the most outstanding London’s orchestras - the Mystery Ensemble!
Ludovico Einaudi is a genius of neo-classical music, with each of his albums receiving worldwide acclaim. The life-affirming and poignant melodies of the Italian composer can be heard in iconic films such as 'The Intouchables,' the Oscar-winning triumph 'The Nomadland,' Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan,' and Xavier Dolan's 'Mommy.'
The renowned Italian composer released the album 'Underwater' in January 2022. This is his first solo project in 20 years, which gradually took shape during the 2020 lockdown.
Every day, Ludovico sat down at the piano, and ideas emerged spontaneously, as if from an external source. Over months of improvisation, he noticed that every four to five days, he would compose a melody or motif—a sketch that would later take its final form. During the process, Einaudi reflected on life in isolation as a parallel dimension.
According to the composer, the new material seemed to write itself:
"Everything happened naturally like never before. I felt a sense of freedom, discarded the rules, and the music flowed differently. There was no filter between me and the piano sounds; everything was genuine. The title 'Underwater' is a metaphor for a fluid dimension unaffected by the external world."
"When you swim underwater, silence feels different," says Ludovico. "Sounds, and everything else, are perceived differently."
The compositions of 'Underwater' are filled with tranquility, ranging from the innocent 'Luminous' and the simple, song-like 'Temple White' to the soft and reassuring 'Indian Yellow.'
"The music seemed to come from another tranquil world that I enjoyed very much," shares Einaudi. "Usually, there isn't enough time to truly relax and enjoy life. But during self-isolation, I was able to experiment to the fullest."
The ethereal atmosphere of 'Underwater' is largely due to its subdued sound. The composer achieved this by covering each hammer of the Steinway piano with an additional layer of felt.
*Important! Ludovico Einaudi is not taking part in this concert
Duration: 60 minutes (doors will open 30 mins prior to the scheduled start time and late entry is not permitted)
🎻 Mystery Ensemble
The mysterious fleur of the concert will be created by the unique connection between musicians with the surrounding them architecture & lights. Lights installation over the vaults of the 19th-century church and stately pipe organ help the ensemble to transfer the audience into the cryptic world of her majesty’s the music.
Mystery Ensemble is a group of professional musicians performing unique programs on non-standard venues around UK.
Experience outstanding works from different eras, experimental music, tributes, and world soundtracks of films and series, as well as absolutely unique programs and immersive shows. All music presented in author's arrangements. With the possibility of independent choice of the program, unexpected locations, and flexibility of the format, our team of professional musicians is inspired to bring their favorite music to life.
Founded in 2021, our studio of contemporary music has grown rapidly, with over 40 shows in the UK in its first year of performing. Our founder, Almin Alexander, has devoted more than 12 years of his life to the music industry and the development of cultural initiatives around the world, working with many outstanding musicians and musical groups.
The ensemble's repertoire contains an incredible amount of music. Just look at some of the programs so dearly loved by our viewers: these are tribute concerts of such great composers as Ludovico Einaudi, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Ólafur Arnalds, Joe Hisaishi, or the minimalists' John Cage and David Lang, along with At the same time, the ensemble performs popular soundtracks from sensational TV shows and movies: The Witcher, Wednesday, The Young Pope, Harry Potter, a variety of Disney and Pixar films, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit saga, Spencer, Star Wars and others. There is also the unique music of Enigma, Enya, combined with neoclassical music, or world rock hits, and tributes to the legendary Michael Jackson, Queen and the Beatles. For lovers of the classics, the ensemble collection contains music by W.A. Mozart, J.S. Bach, L.V. Beethoven, R. Wagner, I. Strauss, P.I. Tchaikovsky, S.V. Rachmaninov, and all key composers - classics. And much more. Every month the studio releases new programs and updates the existing repertoire.
For some projects, the team gathers as part of a chamber or small symphony orchestra.
Join us and experience the creative energy and passion that drives our team to bring music to life in unforgettable ways.
- Rolling Like A Ball
- Indian Yellow
- Natural Light
- Almost June
- Wind Song
- Temple White
- Nobody Knows
*Please note that the programme is subject to a change