Alex Tsisserev & Audio
I songwriter I arranger I musician
It's been a busy year for Audio Ninja
(A.K.A. Mark Ellis) and Alex Tsisserev, the writing/production team
in Song Factory Productions (SFP). They offer a unique blend of
R&B, Urban & Pop music and write and produce songs for Film,
TV and Major Label recording artists.
years of classical piano training as a child, to buying his first
electric guitar at the age of 12, Mark has grown up playing music
most of his life. "The best advice I can give any artist starting
out is this
Dont judge anyone on what they tell you,
judge them on what theyve done. That goes for producers, managers,
record labels etc," says the Ninja.
blends classical training with pop sensibilities in his approach
to composition. Having earned a doctoral degree in music education,
Alex has taken on a diverse series of projects which include working
with dance companies such as Ballet British Columbia, California
Dance Theatre, Toronto's National Ballet, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet
and Miami City Ballet, and serving as the author of two books, the
focus of which were music composition. In 2000, Dr. Tsisserev was
inducted into The Canadian Encyclopedia of Music and Dance for his
composition "Pendulum", commissioned by Montreal's Ballet
Jazz. In addition to his current projects, Alex is a university
music instructor in the area of keyboarding, music theory and composition.
2003 single Monday Mi Amor, released on Solunas For All Time
album (Dreamworks), cracked the top 10 North American club chart
and was featured on North American tours by Marc Anthony and Enrique
and Alex got signed to Sony ATV Music Publishing for the territory
of Asia and have begun working with several top acts in South Korea.
Both, Soul System (Sony Asia) and Shinhwa (Sony Asia) are expected
to release albums in 2004 with contributions from SFP.
Mark and Alex have also written material for Kevin Lyttle (Europe
#2, singles chart), a new artist signed to Atlantic and A-List,
a pop group being developed by Virgin records in London, England.
Having made an impact in Europe, Song Factory was asked to co-write
with one of Turkeys hottest male pop stars, Tarkan (Zomba
Europe), for an upcoming release.
Film work includes: I Love Huckabee's - Miramax / Warner Bros; The
Hot Chick - Disney / Adam Sandler Productions; Raising Victor Vargas
- Forensic Films Inc.; Dahmer - Rattner / Jacobson; Long Shot -
Trans Con; Late Nite with Craig Kilborn - CBS; Chris Isaak Show
- Paramount Television; Higher Ground - Paramount / Lions Gate Films
When Mark and
Alex are not working on material for signed artists, they are busy
collaborating with other producers, developing their own artists
and crafting a unique sounds in the Song Factory.
to sample songs here
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