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Eleni Karaindrou

Biography

Film composer Eleni Karaindou was created within the Greek hill town of Teichio and raised in Athens, heading on to research piano and music theory in the Hellenikon Odion. Relocating to Paris in 1969, she analyzed ethnomusicology for five years before time for Greece to discovered the Lab for Traditional Devices in the ORA Cultural Center. Karaindrou’s most effective cooperation was with filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, with whom she 1st teamed in 1982, heading on to rating features including 1991’s The Suspended Stage from the Stork, 1995’s Ulysses’ Gaze, and 1998’s Palme d’Or-winning Eternity along with a Day time. Although mainly aligned using the Greek film market, Karaindrou in addition has worked with mentioned Western directors, including Jules Dassin and the fantastic Chris Marker. 2004’s Oscar-nominated film The Weeping Meadow presented a rating by Karaindrou, that was also nominated for any European Film Honor. Next, she shipped 2005’s epic retrospective Elegy from the Uprooting. Karaindrou also revisited a lot of her ratings throughout a 2010 live concert offering saxophonist Jan Garbarek, that was released in 2013 as Eleni Karaindrou: Concert in Athens. In 2014, Karaindrou released her haunting rating to an version of Euripides’ Medea.

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Full Name Eleni Karaindrou
Profession Film Score Composer
Education National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Nationality Greek
Spouse Antonis Antypas
Awards Golden Orange Award for Best Music (International)
Music Songs To vals tou gamou, Karaindrou: Eternity And A Day - 3. Eternity Theme, The Weeping Meadow, To Vals, Theme of the Uprooting, Ulysses' Gaze, Depart and Eternity Theme, Rosa's Song, Karaindrou: Waltz By The River, Ulysses' Theme, Lento, Largo, By the Sea, Young Man's Theme, Nostalgia Song, Backwards to Their Sources, The Seagull, Requiem for Willy Loman, To Tragoudi Tou Gamou, Ulysses' Theme, Litany, Theme of the Uprooting I, The Weeping Meadow I, A Sinister Decision, Young Man's Theme I, Hearing the Time, Love’s Great Malevolence, Byzantine Psalm, Do Not Kill Your Children, Theme of the Uprooting II, Parting A, On the Way to Exile, Farewell Theme, Karaindrou: Waiting, Trio and Eternity Theme
Albums Eternity and a Day, Elegy of the Uprooting, Concert in Athens, Medea, Music for Films, Dust of Time, Ulysses' Gaze, The 10 (Music for the Tv Series Based on the Homonymous Novel of M. Karagatsis), Music and Songs for the Theatre (Goldoni, Chekhov, Shakespeare, Turgenev, Miller, Griboyedov, Gorky, Beckett, Pinder), Music for the Theatre (Twenty-Two Plays) [1986-2010], Music For Greek Tv Series (Original Recordings 1976-1989), Odio Irodou Attikou - 6 Septemvriou 1988, Taxidi Sta Kithira, Karaindrou: Trojan Women - Music For The Stageplay By Euripides, L'Africana (Margarethe von Trotta's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), O Melissokomos (Remastered), To Meteoro Vima Tou Pelargou, Karaindrou: The Weeping Meadow - Film by Theo Angelopoulos, Dust Of Time - Music For The Film By Theo Angelopoulos, Karaindrou: The Suspended Step Of The Stork - Composed For The Film By Theo Angelopoulos, I Timi Tis Agapis, Anekdotes Ihografisis
Nominations European Film Award for Best Composer, Golden Osella for Best Score, Silver Osella for Best Original Music
Movies Eternity and a Day, Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow, Ulysses' Gaze, Landscape in the Mist, The Dust of Time, The Beekeper, Voyage to Cythera, The Suspended Step of the Stork, Sounds and Silence, War Photographer, Enclave, To Each His Own Cinema, The African Woman, Sleepless in New York, Six Venice, …Deserter, Those Who Go Those Who Stay


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1 Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1989.


Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Letters to Germany 2015 Short original music by
Sei Venezia 2010 Documentary
Trilogia II: I skoni tou hronou 2008
To 10 2007-2008 TV Series 18 episodes
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 segment "Trois Minutes"
Mirando hacia dentro: La militarización en Guerrero 2005 Short
Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei 2004
Haravgi 2003 Short
War Photographer 2001 Documentary
Meet the Baltringues 2000
Eternity and a Day 1998
To vlemma tou Odyssea 1995
To meteoro vima tou pelargou 1991
L'africana 1990
Ta simadia tis nyhtas 1990
I de polis elalise 1989 TV Series documentary 2 episodes
...lipotaktis 1988
Topio stin omichli 1988
Kleistoi dromoi 1988 TV Series
To agapimeno mas paihnidi 1988 TV Movie
Kali patrida, syntrofe 1986 Documentary
O melissokomos 1986
En plo 1985
I timi tis agapis 1984
Taxidi sta Kythira 1984
Roza 1982
Kali sou nyhta, kyr-Alexandre 1981 TV Movie
Loxandra 1980 TV Series
Periplanisi 1979
Omorfi poli 1979
Galini 1976 TV Series
To hroniko mias Kyriakis 1975

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey 2016 Documentary performer: "Lament I" / writer: "Lament I"
Mad Max: Fury Road 2015 writer: "Elegy For Rosa", "Refugee's Theme Symphonic Variation No. 1"
Haravgi 2003 Short writer: "Extracts from Trojan Women"
War Photographer 2001 Documentary writer: "The River", "Hearing The Time", "Depart", "Farewell Theme"
Eternity and a Day 1998 music: "Panselinos o erotas"
Taxidi sta Kythira 1984 writer: "Taxidi sta Kythira"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Polemonta 1975 Documentary music supervisor

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sounds and Silence 2009 Documentary Herself
Enas melissokomos pethainei i o allos mythos 1986 Documentary Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 Greek Competition Award Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Music Mia aioniotita kai mia mera (1998)
1986 Greek Competition Award Thessaloniki Film Festival Best Music Kali patrida, syntrofe (1986)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 European Film Award European Film Awards European Composer Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (2004)


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