Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation
Artistic Director of the ‘International Laboratory of the Theatre of Sound’, noted for his opuses ‘A Polyphony of Peace’ (Third Theatre Olympics, Moscow); Concerto ‘Orpheus’ for solo violin and string orchestra (Tallinn-Rome, 2002), ‘Siddur-mystery’ (Ninth Montmartre Festival of European Theatres, A Diploma of Honour). He composed music to Valery Fokin’s performances ‘Room in an NN town Hotel’ (based on the works of N. Gogol; State Prize of the Russian Federation, 1994), ‘The Metamorphose’ (based on the works of F. Kafka; 1995), ‘The Karamazovs and Hell’ (based on the works of F. Dostoevsky; 1996), ‘Tatiana Repina’ (1998), ‘The Overcoat’ (based on the story by N. Gogol; 2004), ‘Konstantin Raikin. An Evening with Dostoevsky’ (a scenic interpretation of the novella ‘Notes from the Underground’ - Satiricon Theatre, Moscow; 2010) and many other. Alexander Bakshi’s compositions demonstrate a growing synthesis of acoustics and visual art – ‘a theatre of sound’, by his own definition, and it is in fact a new plot-independent theatrical genre. Achieving a plastic and evocative expression in his instrumental and non-verbal vocal compositions through the usage of musical and scenic drama tools is Alexander Bakshi’s creative aspiration.
Alexander Bakshi’s compositions are frequently performed at festivals and in leading concert halls all across Europe and North America.