Live stream for 100 000 music lovers
The unique concert was filmed on the shores of Lake Jerisjärvi on the border of Muonio and Kittilä on September 8, 2021, when the performance was streamed by about 100 000 music lovers around the world. The main star of the hour-long concert was classical music pianist Sofiane Pamart, who played his own new compositions in the concert with the northern lights shining in the background. Award-winning musician Pamart is known for e.g. for his style that transcends the boundaries of classical music as well as his collaboration with the most renowned rap artists in his country.
The concert was carried out in collaboration with Visit Finland and Visit Ylläs by the French media house Cercle, a media company specializing in streaming concerts of various music styles and visually spectacular filming locations. Usually, Cercle combines electronic music with special venues around the world. Sofiane Pamart’s concert was the first time the main performer of the performance was a classical musician.
- In itself, getting the grand piano to the scene in the fell was challenging, but the unpredictability of the northern lights naturally brought the greatest difficulty factor to the project. However, the concert evening was an unforgettable experience and the end result is completely magical, says PR & media manager Sergei Shkurov.
Sofiane Pamart's concert was the first Cercle project in Finland. In the past, the company has filmed electronic music concerts e.g. The Pyramids of Giza, the Eiffel Tower and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cappadocia, Turkey.
After the stream, the concert has been viewed over 1 000 000 times. The songs Aurora, Borealis and Kittilä composed by Pamart for Lapland are Now Sofiane Pamart's northern lights concert and the artist's interview (in French) can now be watched on YouTube.
See concert on YouTube