80th Birthday. It’s a big day. This beautiful and fun birthday ecard was created by Italian artist Angelica Lena and British composer George Grinling.
About the Artist
Angelica Lena is an Italian animator and illustrator. Originally from Rome, Angelica studied in London at Central St Martin’s where she developed her handcrafted illustrative style and experimented with moving image. Her work is notable for its use of colour and playful attitude which combine to leave a distinct and memorable impression. She recently received funding from the Greek Government to make a short animated film exploring issues surrounding the refugee crisis. The film premiered at the prestigious Drama Film Festival and is currently making its way around the festival circuit.
About the Composer
George’s music evokes a contemporary orchestral sound. It’s avant-garde and fun, whilst maintaining a nostalgic texture. His sound is fundamentally a collage of the music that has influenced him throughout his life. From classical and pop, to electronic and jazz. He started writing music at a young age, but for his ambition to really flourish he dedicated a chunk of his life to teaching himself the fundamentals of composition, before continuing his studies as a protégé under some prominent composers in London. Simultaneously George found success in his electronic music explorations as part of THOOL, a band that gives him a parallel vocation, where he experiments with off-beat, off-the-wall compositional soundscapes.