FANS of Italian classical composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi would never have expected to find his music in a movie about skinhead gangs, and yet Shane Meadows’ 2006 film This is England is the Milan-based musician’s favourite filmic collaboration.
“The film is great, very real, true and deeply emotional,” Einaudi said.
“The combination of film and music creates a strong result, maybe because they belong to different universes.”
The television sequel This Is England ’86 in 2010 earned Einaudi a BAFTA nomination.
He is also responsible for film scores on Black Swan, J. Edgar and The Intouchables.
Born in Turin, Italy, Einaudi began composing for film more than a decade ago as part of a genre-defying music career.
“I started my career as a classical composer but my range of music interests has always been very wide; I loved folk, jazz and rock music and a lot of film scores too,” he said.
“So it was quite natural for me to be involved in different collaborations.”
His 2015 studio album Elements will bring Einaudi to Australia next year, where he will play at Perth Concert Hall on February 13.
“I will perform Elements, the music of my last album, plus some of my evergreens,” he said.
“I am touring with my band, five excellent musicians who have travelled with me around the world for the past few years.
“I hope people will be moved and inspired in different ways.”
What: Ludovico Einaudi
Where: Perth Concert Hall
When: February 13