Location: New York City
Style of Music: Pop/Techno/ World
Album links iTunes/Adonis Tsilimparis/Meridian
Adonis Tsilimparis tracks to license: music for television advertising.
How do you define yourself?
Film and TV Music Composer/Producer
Awards and Professional Highlights
1999- AWNY Advertising Award – Best Music
How long working as professional?
What was your best professional experience? –
My best experience was working at a jingle house in NYC called Fearless Music. I was there from 1995 to 2002. I learned everything there, from producing, to composing music that was not in my experience. It forced me to stretch my creativity.
My worst experience was being on tour in the early 1990’s. I was in a band that did a tour of Upstate New York. We made very little money, the van broke down and the Bass player quit in the middle of the tour.
What instruments do you play?
I play Guitar, Bass, Piano and I sing.
What do you think is the future of music and media as a business? As art?
I think the Music business will focus on the Film and TV industry. Labels are dying out and since people don’t by C.D.’s anymore, the best way to market yourself is to place your songs on a TV show or a Film. It’s also a great challenge for artists to write background music because it forces them to stretch beyond their own scope of thinking. I learned that when I was writing for Commercials.
Who are your heroes?
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pace De Lucia, Steely Dan
Classic Rock, Jazz, … a bit of everything.
Classical Music, Flamenco and World Music
What’s a surprising, little known fact about you?
I lived in Athens, Greece for three years when I was a kid. That was where I was influenced by different styles of music and it gave me a broader horizon of genres to learn from. It really affected how I approach music nowadays.