Yiannis

Smashing Magazine Wallpaper

My wallpaper “Joy Of Life” is featured in Smashing Magazine’s Wallpaper Collection for February.

Joy of Life - February 2013

“…I get most Joy in life out of Music.” This famous quote from Albert Einstein together with the firsts notes of Handel’s Recorder Sonata in G minor, inspired me to create this wallpaper. I am willing to create a series of wallpapers about the Joy of Music. We’ll see!”

To create this wallpaper, I used my son’s toy figure and an old recorder placed on my office (which I turned it to a small studio for this photo-shoot).

You can download the wallpaper in various sizes here

“Christmas Eve”

Merry Christmas with this new piece I wrote for Christmas. I started composing it last year but I didn’t manage to finish it on time. So this year It was easy for me since more than half of the composition was ready.

The painting is “Christmas Eve” (1959) by Guy C. Wiggins. The references – influences for this composition are Tchaikovsky’s “Russian Dance – Trepak” from Nutcracker and John Williams “Holiday flight” from Home Alone (I believe that John Williams also used Tchaikovsky’s Trepak as reference!)

“Malena” theme arranged for piano

I realized that there is not piano version of the popular soundtrack the Ennio Morricone composed for Giuseppe Tornatore’sMalena“. The main theme called “Inchini Ipocriti E Disperazione”, was always one of my favorite Morricone ‘s themes. So, I decided to write down the arrangement I used to play in the piano.

You can download it for free here:

Malena Theme – Inchini Ipocriti E Disperazione – Piano – Yiannis Kranidiotis.pdf

and you can listen to it here:

Bellow is the original movie version of the theme. (more…)

Zombies, Run!

The last weeks I have been using an exciting app for my running routines called “Zombies, Run!”. It is  a running game and audio adventure for both iPhone and Android devices. You can read more at www.zombiesrungame.com

Inspired by the stories of this audio adventure I wrote a piece trying to describe the atmosphere of the “Zombies, Run!” game. I also dramatized the music creating a video with a similar timeline of the game mission and using the graphics and symbols of the app. Where it is:

Update:

The developing team of “Zombies, Run!” game liked my music and they post it on Facebook and Twitter: