Pianist performs on platform to bring attention to Arctic melting

Ludovico Einaudi is an Italian pianist and composer.

He's created music for television, film and now a glacier.

Einaudi performed one of his own compositions while floating on a specially built platform in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

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Einaudi performed "Elegy for the Arctic." Behind him was the Wahlenbergbreen glacier.

The performance was part of the Save the Arctic project by Greenpeace to raise awareness about melting glaciers.

The Arctic is melting at a rate of 20,800 square miles a year since the 1970s, according to NASA.

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