15 17 Oct '24

Jánnos Eolou

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Jánnos Eolou was born in Greece. He studied in the U.K. and the U.S. Mechanical Engineering, as well as Music (composition, improvisation, orchestration, Scoring for Films.) He is a prolific composer, a very skilled orchestrator, an experienced producer, an art director, a writer, a director… a creative person… Jánnos Eolou has composed music for the cinema, the theatre, contemporary dance companies, the concert hall and for album songs. His works have been distributed, performed, enjoyed in more than 30 countries, and he has sold many tens of thousands of CDs. In 1999 he started creating multimedia spectacles combining many art forms in an effort to tell a story evoking emotions. His most prominent work is The Dance of the Dead Roses, a performance combining symphonic music, contemporary dance, cinema, poetry, video art utilizing a 100+ orchestra. The work had more than 40 performances with thrilling reviews. In 2002 he composed the score for the film SOLINO, by Fatih Akin, the celebrated German director of Turkish origin. The score was released on a soundtrack CD by BMG GmbH and had a great impact to audiences of over 30 countries. In 2008 he started his collaboration with Dutch director Klaas Bense on the films The Diary of a Times Square Thief and One Fine Day (2011). In 2009 he has composed music for the first animated stereoscopic film in Greece on the history of aviation SKIES TO ETERNITY. In 2011 he scored the soundtrack of the Greek film TO TANGO TON HRISTOUGENNON (Christmas Tango) directed by Nikos Koutelidakis (Village Roadshow). In 2012-13 he scored the TV series 100graphy (120 episodes). In 2014-5 he scored ten 3D films for Mount Olympus, Pella, Drama and more. In 2015 he scored the Time Squatters. Jánnos has been working for several years on the TIME SQUATTERS Saga. He has also written the novel, as well as the soundtrack for that. The book is available on Amazon, and the soundtrack can be downloaded from iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, etc. In 2016-2019 he scores the TV series HARA THEOU (48 episodes) In 2016 he composed CORPUS AETERNUM, a full-length work for Mixed Choir and Piano, inspired by Hippocrates. It is a work dedicated on the Human Body. Christos Papanikolaou, the painter, created 77 original new paintings inspired by Jánnos work and they are displayed on a video installation each time the music work is performed. In 2018 he composed La Forêt des Voeux, a 50 min long work for string quartet, Piano and Bandoneon, released as a recording and performed in several prestigious historical spaces. It is a work on our collective memories, on the way we perceive the path of lives, of tomorrow’s events. Jánnos Eolou is a composer, but also a writer, and a producer. His obsession though is ‘the human soul’ and the way experiences have an impact on it. He creates music in order to take us on a journey, like cinema does, like books, like dance... a journey into the human heart, portraying images, discovering our inner universe...

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