Long before the events of the past year, Ludovico Einaudi’s music has been a go-to for people in need, his soothing minimalist compositions earning hundreds of millions of listens across the streaming services. What is it about Einaudi’s music that is so perfect for challenging times?
Discover the story of Ludovico Einaudi in a brand new podcast series. Experience brings you closer to the maestro, and the people he has inspired, from Russell Crowe to Shane Meadows. All three episodes are available to listen to.
Game of Thrones star and fan, Joe Dempsie enlists the help of celebrity fans, including Russell Crowe, Shane Meadows (Director of This Is England), Eric Toledano (Writer of The Intouchables), Greg James (BBC Radio 1 DJ), Chloe Zhao (Director of Nomadland) across 3 episodes to understand why his music has this incredible ability to put us at our ease.
The podcast also features musicians, scientists and wellbeing experts including Meg Tarquinio (Spotify), Toumani Diabaté (Collaborator on the album Diario Mali), Robert Lippok (Whitetree), Starkey (Experience remix), Nick Bailey (Classic FM presenter) and Florian Zeller (Director of The Father).
Finally, Dempsie talks to the man himself to get his own story: the key moments in his quietly explosive career, and what inspired him to make music that makes the world calmer and is needed now more than ever.
Watch Episode 1
Joe Dempsie hears from BBC Radio 1's Greg James, writer Leigh Bardugo and music therapist Elizabeth Coombes as they explain exactly why Einaudi's music has the profound effect it does.
Watch Episode 2
Russell Crowe and fellow filmmakers Shane Meadows (This is England), Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) and Florian Zeller (The Father) tell us how Einaudi's music is central to their work and their lives.
Watch Episode 3
In this final episode, Joe Dempsie talks to Einaudi himself to get his own story: the key moments in his quietly explosive career, and what inspired him to make music that makes the world calmer, and is needed now more than ever.