GIO (Giorgi) JANIASHVILI is a composer and multidisciplinary artist. His creative output spans solo, chamber, orchestral, vocal and electronic music; sound and video art; multimedia concert, installation, performance and music-theatre/opera.

Janiashvili staged concerts, multimedia performances and installations worldwide. His works were presented at following concert venues, museums, galleries and theatres: South Bank Centre, ICA, Laban Theatre, Royal Observatory, Blackheath Halls, Shunt, St. Lawrence Jewery, Chapel of King Charles Court, Gallery 10 Gales, Vibe Gallery, Trinity Laban (London); Abrons Arts Centre, University Settlement, Spectrum, ShapeShifter Lab, Secret Project Robot (New York); National Gallery, Nostitz Palace (Prague); Georgian National Museum S. Janashia Museum of Georgia, D. Shevardnadze National Gallery, Tbilisi History Museum, National Music Centre, Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Marjanishvili Theatre, Vernissage Gallery, Bassiani (Tbilisi), Alte Brauerei Stegen (Munich), PAD (Mainz); etc.

Janiashvili’s large-scale work includes: the multimedia concert MUFFLING FOG – after Martin Heidegger (World premiere: Festival Tbilisi 2014: Contemporary Music Evenings – piano: Jemal Tavadze; New York premiere: Either/Or Ensemble’s 10th Annual Spring Festival of Contemporary Music 2015 – piano: Taka Kigawa; prize: Tsinandali Award 2015), the multimedia spectacle EXIT YOUR FLESH! after William Blake (ShapeShifter Lab, NYC, 2015), the multimedia music-theatre/opera LIFE IS REAL ONLY THEN, WHEN I AM (Blackheath Halls, London, 2013 – baritone: Nicolas Simeha), and etc.

He is a recipient of commissions for the Georgian National Exhibition at the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2011 (author of the multimedia installation SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA, in collaboration with David Janiashvili, also exhibited at: Georgian National Museum in 2016; ARTISTERIUM 5 in 2012); from a violist Rivka Golani, from an American filmmaker Ken Jacobs; Goethe-Institut; Trinity Laban; COMA Voices; for the festivals: Surrogate Cities Exploded!, Impossible Brilliance, Out of the Cage, Harmony of the Spheres, Time and Space. Janiashvili’s works were also presented at the festivals: New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Secret Project Robot’s Summer of Robot, Performance Art Depot, Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings, etc. His music was also performed by Trinity Laban Sinfonietta (cond. Nic Pendlebury), Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra (cond. Nikoloz Rachveli), Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra (cond. Jonathan Tilbrook), Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group (cond. Gregory Rose), among others.

Janiashvili currently lives and works between New York (USA) and Tbilisi (Georgia). He received a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in composition from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. During his studies he received Vivian Prindle Outreach Prize for the multimedia installation SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA. His education includes studies in composition at Tbilisi State Conservatoire. He gave seminars on his work, music, visual art, theatre and cinema at Berklee College of Music in Boston and at Trinity Laban in London.

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