While I was in Athens for few days at the end of August, the UpDrones team and I filmed the premises of Lakis Gavalas for which I composed an original piece of music.
Lakis Gavalas was a fashion guru, businessman as well as showman who rose into stardom using his eccentric style.
However due to the economic crisis in Greece he has been condemned to prison for tax fraud and tax evasion. He suggested that a deal should take place between the Greek government who would get his premises (worth millions) in order for him to clear off his debts, avoid prison and start over. The deal was not accepted.
As a result his premises remain abandoned.
I wrote this chilling and ambient piece of music to accompany the video.
I used my favorite CME XKey midi keyboard on my IPad 2, using GarageBand and Alchemy synth.