Finally, after a year, I manage to find the time to finish this composition. I start working on this on October last year and I finish it this October, so the title “Mensis October” (October month in Latin) is appropriate! It is written for SATB choir and a small orchestra. There are also some body percussion parts (clapping, stomp). Bellow you can read my thoughts and inspiration about the video of this music. Read more
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 wish you happy holidays with a Christmas song I composed in 2002. I edited the orchestration and recorded it again. It’s fun to revisit things you did ten years ago!
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.
You can download it for free here:
and you can listen to it here:
Bellow is the original movie version of the theme. Read more
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:
— Zombies Run (@ZombiesRunGame) July 3, 2012