Sound Designer / Composer
Alex Retsis is a freelance audio specialist based in Athens, Greece. He has been active in the field of discography since 1993 and in theater, TV and advertisement since 2008. He has provided sound design and music services for international clients including Google, Vodafone, Wind Mobile, Ikea, X-Box / Microsoft, Halls, Amstel and many others. For his work in advertisement he has won domestic awards (ERMIS).
Alex has performed concerts and designed immersive sound installations in many European countries, including the Greek National Opera, the Institute For Contemporary Art in Berlin, at SNFCC / Greece, at PACE – De Montfort University, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Berghain & Tresor clubs, ARGEkultur Salzburg and has participated in domestic festivals such as Synch, Bios, Mediaterra and many more. Alex is the founder of Qebo (experimental electronic music act) and Videogame Orchestra (chiptune side-project). He has been involved with setting up two record companies – the techno label "Modular Expansion Records" and the experimental label "Anthropos-Mekhane". Japanese synthesizer company KORG has endorsed his “EMEX” analog techno project and he recently became a bespoke composer for Ninja Tune Production Music. His new Qebo album "Celular Spaces" is available from Polyend Records.
Alex has contributed sound design and beta-testing services for audio software developers Arturia, Glitchmachines, Unfiltered Audio, Sugar Bytes, Polyend, Audiomodern, Krotos, Twisted Tools and other companies. He designed the hip-hop signature library "New City" for sample specialists Soundmorph and the video-game sound FX library “Parallax” for Glitchmachines. Additionally, he frequently collaborates with German audio pioneers Native Instruments, for which he provides sound design and composition services and recently produced thesignature chiptune / circuit-bent Komplete Expansion "Byte Riot" and the techno Expansion "Lunar Echoes" for them.
He also provided exclusive sound design services for Bezier Animation Studio, Soundsnap and Sounds.com, the audio platform powered by Native Instruments. He is part of the boutique audio team at Helsinki Sound factory, providing sound design and music composition services for visual media. Alex is currently a Lecturer for Linear Sound Design - Sound Art & Mix / Multimedia Art department at Salzburg University Of Applied Sciences and a Guest Lecturer at Berklee College Of Music.