Born in Athens in Greece (1975). He studied composition and film at Columbia College Chicago in Illinois. In 2006 he graduated from the Ionian University with a Masters Degree in Electroacoustic Composition. He is currently a research student at DMU studying with John Ritchards and Andrew Hugill.
He works as a composer since 1998. He has composed works for small ensembles, solos, electroacoustic installations, video art and multimedia shows. He has also composed the original music for theater shows, documentaries, tv series, short films and theater dance shows.
He has participated as a composer at concerts and festivals including the Altavoz Events in Italy 2008, NWEAMO – SAN DIEGO CA festival (2007), Fascets Multimedia – Chicago International Children’s Film festival, ELLF – East Lansing Film festival, the multimedia show “Medea Electronique Project_1 ” – Benaki Museum (2007), the music show «Tetrachromia» – F. Nakas concert Hall (2005), the multi media show «Stench on A white shirt) at Small Music theater and the music theater show “22 Miniatures and a Theater sketch” directed by Melina Mascha at F. Nakas Concert Hall (2004). Compositions of his have been performed by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (Solist Rufus Olivier), at the Getz Theater Chicago Illinois from the ‘The fry string quartet” at The College of William and Mary and the Henderson State University By the Palmos Duet.
Manousakis gained his footing in live theater while at Columbia College in Chicago, where he studied composition with Gustavo Leone before returning to study with Tim Ward and Andreas Mniestris at the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece. Prior to his sojourn in Chicago, he was deeply engaged in both independent avant-garde theater and in the popular theater of his native country. Since that time, he has rarely been without a film or stage project and as a result has embraced a wide variety of stylistic influences. He notes, “I found that, through composing for music for the theater, I could explore different paths of writing–from baroque music when composing for Shakespearean plays to hard core electronica when composing for independent shows.”
He is a co founder of Koumaria Residency, and a member of the Medea Electronique synergy of Artist.
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