Eleni Karaindrou

Eleni Karaindrou - Medea (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Eleni Karaindrou - Medea (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 837MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM 2376

Eleni Karaindrou’s collaborations with stage director Antonis Antypas have generated some of her most powerful music. Medea, like the earlier Trojan Women, comes out of this association. Recorded at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the music vibrates with emotional intensity. Karaindrou gives her themes to a small ensemble, its sound-colours creating an ambiance both archaic and contemporary, as textures of santouri, ney, lyra and clarinets are combined and contrasted.
Eleni Karaindrou - Mousiki gia tainies (Music for Films) (2001) {5CD Box Set Minos-EMI 724353}

Eleni Karaindrou - Mousiki gia tainies (Music for Films) (2001) {5CD Box Set Minos-EMI 724353}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 949 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 449 Mb
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© 2001 Minos / EMI | 724353
Stage & Screen / Classical / Film Music / Jazz / Soundtracks / World Music

Once we are aware that certain music has been written for film, it’s easy to wax poetic about said music’s visual associations. Yet I believe that one needn’t be aware of Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou’s filmic motivations in order to feel it in the same way, for hers imagines, recites, and sings the lament of a zeitgeist in decay. Karaindrou’s themes are potent yet familiar, even (if not especially) to those who’ve never heard them before. Brimming with tragedy and triumph alike, this is music not only for the fictional, but also for real strangers crossing paths in a world of mist and shadows.
Eleni Karaindrou - The Suspended Step Of The Stork (1992) {ECM 1456} [Re-Up]

Eleni Karaindrou - The Suspended Step Of The Stork (1992) {ECM 1456}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 204MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Classical, Soundtrack

Film composer Eleni Karaindou was born in the Greek mountain village of Teichio and raised in Athens, going on to study piano and music theory at the Hellenikon Odion. Relocating to Paris in 1969, she studied ethnomusicology for five years before returning to Greece to found the Laboratory for Traditional Instruments at the ORA Cultural Centre. Karaindrou's most successful collaboration was with filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, with whom she first teamed in 1982, going on to score features including 1991's The Suspended Step of the Stork, 1995's Ulysses' Gaze and 1998's Palme d'Or-winning Eternity and a Day. Although primarily aligned with the Greek film industry, Karaindrou also worked with noted European directors including Jules Dassin and the great Chris Marker.

Eleni Karaindrou - The 10 (2008) [Greek TV Soundtrack]  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 20, 2016
Eleni Karaindrou - The 10 (2008) [Greek TV Soundtrack]

Ελένη Καραϊνδρου ‎– Τò 10 (2008) [Greek TV Soundtrack]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soundtrack, Contemporary Jazz, Contemporary Classical, Mediterranean/Balkan
Label: ECM/Mikri Arktos | # CD MA15231-11 | Time: 01:03:20

Eleni Karaindrou – “Greece’s most eloquent living composer” in the words of Time magazine – was born in Teichio, a mountain village in central Greece. She still retains vivid memories of the sound world of her childhood: "the music of the wind, rain on the slate roof, running water. The nightingale's singing. And then the silence of the snow." Sometimes the mountains would echo to the sound of flutes and clarinets played at village festivals. “I still have a strong memory of the Byzantine melodies I heard in church and the continuous voices of the men accompanying the chanter," she has said. Resonances of this sound world, imbued with the history and suffering of her native land, have found their way into the many scores she has composed for film, TV and theatre in the past four decades.

Eleni Karaindrou - Trojan Women (2001)  

Posted by Designol at Dec. 25, 2015
Eleni Karaindrou - Trojan Women (2001)

Eleni Karaindrou - Trojan Women (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Score | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1810, 472 139-2 | Time: 00:50:00

Euripides wrote The Trojan Women in 415 B.C., but his tragic play about the aftermath of the fall of Troy continues to resonate many centuries after it was first performed. Eleni Karaindrou, best know for her film scores for Ulysses' Gaze and Eternity and a Day, composed this score for a 2001 production of The Trojan Women after being struck by the parallels between the ancient Greek story and the recent situation in the Balkans. Although she chose to use various folk instruments from around the Mediterranean, such as the lyre, an ancestor of the modern violin; the lauto, a Greek form of the lute; and the ney, an end-blown flute, her stark compositions are not folkloric recreations. Instead, she blends the ancient timbres of the instruments with a vocal chorus to create a sound that is not quite modern but not archaic either. Perhaps the best word to use in describing Karaindrou's austere, beautiful music is timeless.

Eleni Karaindrou - Medea (2014) {ECM Records}  

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 24, 2014
Eleni Karaindrou - Medea (2014) {ECM Records}

Eleni Karaindrou - Medea (2014) {ECM Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 188 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
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© 2014 ECM Records | ECM 2376
Classical / International / Jazz / Greek Folk

Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou’s collaborations with stage director Antonis Antypas have generated some of her most powerful music. “Medea”, like the earlier “Trojan Women”, comes out of this association. Created to accompany performances at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the music vibrates with emotional intensity. Karaindrou gives her themes to a small ensemble, its sound-colours creating an ambiance both archaic and contemporary, as textures of santouri, ney, lyra and clarinets are combined and contrasted.

Eleni Karaindrou - Medea (2014) {ECM 2376}  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 28, 2014
Eleni Karaindrou - Medea (2014) {ECM 2376}

Eleni Karaindrou - Medea (2014) {ECM 2376}
Digital Download | FLAC tracks | M3U+MD5 | Digital Booklet (PDF) | 313MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Greek Folk

Eleni Karaindrou’s collaborations with stage director Antonis Antypas have generated some of her most powerful music. Medea, like the earlier Trojan Women, comes out of this association. Recorded at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the music vibrates with emotional intensity. Karaindrou gives her themes to a small ensemble, its sound-colours creating an ambiance both archaic and contemporary, as textures of santouri, ney, lyra and clarinets are combined and contrasted.
Eleni Karaindrou - The Suspended Step Of The Stork (1992) {ECM 1456}

Eleni Karaindrou - The Suspended Step Of The Stork (1992) {ECM 1456}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 204MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Soundtrack

Film composer Eleni Karaindou was born in the Greek mountain village of Teichio and raised in Athens, going on to study piano and music theory at the Hellenikon Odion. Relocating to Paris in 1969, she studied ethnomusicology for five years before returning to Greece to found the Laboratory for Traditional Instruments at the ORA Cultural Centre. Karaindrou's most successful collaboration was with filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, with whom she first teamed in 1982, going on to score features including 1991's The Suspended Step of the Stork, 1995's Ulysses' Gaze and 1998's Palme d'Or-winning Eternity and a Day. Although primarily aligned with the Greek film industry, Karaindrou also worked with noted European directors including Jules Dassin and the great Chris Marker.

Eleni Karaindrou - Concert In Athens (2013) {ECM 2220}  

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 12, 2013
Eleni Karaindrou - Concert In Athens (2013) {ECM 2220}

Eleni Karaindrou - Concert In Athens (2013) {ECM 2220}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 253MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Orchestral, Jazz

An exceptional live recording, “Concert In Athens”, the tenth ECM release by Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou, incorporates moving performances by guests Kim Kashkashian and Jan Garbarek. The US violist and the Norwegian saxophonist have each made important contributions to Karaindrou’s music in the past, Garbarek with his playing on the film-score for The Beekeeper (see “Music for Films”) and Kashkashian as the key musical protagonist of “Ulysses’ Gaze”. Themes of both those films are revisited here, amongst much that is new. A primary emphasis is music written for theatre: the wide-reaching emotional scope of pieces for plays by Arthur Miller, Tennesee Williams and Edward Albee provides a wonderful context for bringing the guest musicians into contact with Eleni’s soloists, above all the brilliant oboist Vangelis Christopoulos.

Eleni Karaindrou - Music for Film (1990)  

Posted by ikaqo at Jan. 6, 2011
Eleni Karaindrou - Music for Film (1990)

Eleni Karaindrou - Music for Film (1990)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 293MB (+5%)
Genre: Jazz, Soundtrack | Label: ECM 1429 | Released: 1990

Music for Films is a beautiful collection of fine music pieces of older film work of Eleni Karaindrou.