Alexander Manotskov is St. Petersburg composer writing in many genres (from vanguard to church music) and for a range of performer compositions varying from solo to symphonic orchestras. The first works for the theater were written in cooperation with Andrey Moguchy and the Formal Theater (“A Long Christmas Dinner,” “A Play by Konstantine Treplev ‘People, Lions, Eagles, and Quails’,” various other performances). He also cooperates with other theater directors: Peter Shereshevsky (productions at the Komissarghevskaya Theater and at the Samara, Voronezh, and Novosibirsk theaters); Kirill Serebrennikov (“A Naked Pioneer Girl” at the Sovremennik Theater, “The Golovlyov Family” at Chekhov MKhAT). He is author of the music for the “The Little People” feature film, Director V. Morozov, and several series of the NTV-Profit Company. He is an ardent believer of the “live” music in his the cinema and theater work.
In addition, Alexander Manotskov acts as a multi instrumentalist (at various jazz and new academy collectives) and a vocalist (folk ensembles, new music, new opera, and early music). His most noticeable ensemble of the recent years was the St. Petersburg trio A Bao A Ku. At the Alexandrinsky Theater he works with the vocal Eleon ensemble.
Alexander Manotskov is the author of music for the following Alexandrinsky Theater performances:
1. “Petersburg” after A. Bely’s novel (Director A. Moguchy, 2005).
2. “The Ivans” after the novel “How Ivan Ivanovich Had Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich” by N. Gogol (Director A. Moguchy, 2007); at this performance Alexander Manotskov was also the Musical Director.