The Christmas factory of Athens is an annual celebration for children.
When asked to compose original music for the event this year, I immediately started thinking of my son.
Spending time with him inspired me to compose a piece of music based on the Ionian mode that would remind me of his laugh and smile.
I decided to embed the tune that always moved me emotionally when I was a child (“Little drummer boy”), and arrange the music for a full orchestra.
As the composition was evolving and after looking at the footage, the fireworks brought a different idea for the arrangement and this is how the eletric guitar, with drums and bass was brought into it.
After the video was published, my son spent time listening to the music and I could see from his reaction that he was enjoying it.
I think that’s the best review someone can have.