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!)
I realized that there is not piano version of the popular soundtrack the Ennio Morricone composed for Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Malena“. 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.
The summer has almost finished so it is time for a new post! I reOrchestrated Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for solo cello, symphonic orchestra, SATB choir and the original voice of Kurt Cobain. I would love to read your comment on this!
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:
The developing team of “Zombies, Run!” game liked my music and they post it on Facebook and Twitter:
I wish you all Merry Christmas with “Kallikantzaroi“!
I wrote “Kallikantzaroi” back in 2005. I was planning to compose something new for this Christmas but since this is still uncertain let’s stay with something for the past. ”Kallikantzaroi” was first written for piano and then I thought that it would be nice to orchestrate it. Here is the orchestrate version: