Alexander Krasotov (Олександр Олександрович Красотов; 5 May 1936 Odessa – 5 October 2007 Tianjin, China) was a Ukrainian composer and laureate of many national and international prizes. He attended the Odessa State A. V. Nezhdanova Conservatory (now Odessa State A. V. Nezhdanova Music Academy), studying composition with Tamara Sidorenko, piano with B. Charkovs’kyi, and musicology with A. Kogan, graduating in 1959. He worked as an Invited Professor of Composition at the Conservatoire of Music in Tianjin, China, where he also gave masterclasses. He had many pupils in Ukraine and abroad. One of them was composer Julia Gomelskaya who for many years served as the Ukraine’s delegate to the ISCM General Assembly. Krasotov’s works include symphonies, opera and theater music, oratorios, cantatas, chamber music, songs, and jazz compositions. He participated in various national and international competitions where his works have been honored with many prizes.
Rhythmotecture is a 2005 concerto for four percussion players.