While seemingly at the top of the composition world, Einaudi ventured into the world of film composition, a journey punctuated by his Best Film Score award in 2002 for his work on Luce dei Miei Occhi. Einaudi noted in interviews during this period that he missed concertizing, and began performing again regularly. New works blossomed from this effort, including 2004's Una Mattina and 2006's Diario Mali. Einaudi's seventh studio album, 2007's Divenire, found him accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
. The follow-up, 2009's Nightbook, was much more self-consciously reductionist, featuring solo piano minimally adorned with electronics, and saw Einaudi begin to be appreciated by fans of the "post-classical" school that he had arguably, at least in part, inspired.
A double-disc best-of, Islands, was released in 2011, and at the beginning of 2013 he signed a new deal with Decca
and unveiled the long-gestating In a Time Lapse, which had been recorded in a remote monastery near Verona and saw a return to a more "classical" chamber music sound. Elements was released in 2015, and featured violinist Daniel Hope
, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta
, electronica artist Robert Lippok
, and Brazilian percussionist Mauro Refosco among its several guest performers. Recorded at his home studio in Italy, it was inspired by nature, math, science, music, art, and how parts connect to form a whole. ~ Evan C. Gutierrez, Rovi