GIO JANIASHVILI

   

 

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The composer Gio (Giorgi) Janiashvili (*1989, Tbilisi) incorporates into his practice music, art, performance and cinema disciplines. He has staged concerts, music-theatre, multimedia performances and installations internationally. His work includes collaborations with visual artists, filmmakers, choreographers, curators and educators. He received a bachelor's degree and a master’s degree in composition from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London. He is a resident of the U.S. and is based in New York.

His works have been performed and exhibited at the Southbank Centre, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Laban Theatre, Blackheath Halls and The Royal Observatory in London; Abrons Arts Centre, The Tank, ShapeShifter Lab and Speyer Hall in New York; The Nostitz Palace and The National Gallery in Prague; Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt; Prisco Haus in Munich; Sala Clemente in Valencia; Georgian National Museum - Museum of Georgia, The National Gallery, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi State Conservatoire and National Music Centre in Tbilisi; etc. His works have featured at music, art and performance festivals in the US, UK, EU and Georgia.

Gio Janiashvili was commissioned for the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Surrogate Cities Exploded!, Impossible Brilliance: The Music of Conlon Nancarrow, Festival of Time and Space Harmony of the Spheres; from a violist Rivka Golani, CoMA Voices, City Lit London, the Goethe-Institut, Trinity Laban, Polish National Institute, etc. He is a recipient of Beatrice Taylor Scholarship, Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, Trinity Laban Scholarship, TCL Scholarship, Tsinandali Award, Vivian Prindle Outreach Prize, etc. He has given seminars at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.


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2019

Visual installation by Tornike Abuladze and sound installation Synthetic Pathogene I and II (2018) by Gio Janiashvili.
Exhibition 1+1=3 by THINK INC. at Prisco Haus, Munich, Germany.

Animation for Zygmunt Walishevsky Award commisioned by the Polish National Institute in Tbilisi.
Design by David Janiashvili. Music by Gio Janiashvili. Animation by Nikoloz Aduashvili.
Stamba Hotel, Tbilisi.

2015

MAELSTROM
: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia - Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment
Curator Dr. Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Exposition Design by David Janiashvil.
Video and sound installation MOUNT RIVER by Gio Janiashvili.
Georgian National Museum - D. Shevardnadze National Gallery, Tbilisi.
Georgian Art Palace: Goerigan State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography, Tbilisi in 2017.

NERVOUS MAGIC LANTERN
The live 3D cinema projectionby Ken Jacobs. Music by Gio Janiashvili.
Festival Summer of Robot - Ten Years of Music Art and Love, Secret Project Robot, New York.

Ketevan Matabeli's Retrospective Exhibition
Curator: Dr. Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Exposition Designer: David Janiashvili. Music/sound installation by Gio Janiashvili: AFTER ANTIGONE'S DEATH (2013).
Georgian National Museum - D. Shevardnadze National Gallery, Tbilisi.

The solo exhibition of Tornike Abuladze.
The sound installation WORKER'S MEMORY by Gio Janiashvili.
Alte Brauerei Stegen, Ammersee, Munich.

2014

PROVERBS
The multimedia installation by David Janiashvili. Music by Gio Janiashvili.
Marjanishvili Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia.
FEST I NOVA' 17, Art Villa Garikula, Akhalkalki, Georgia in 2017.
2012

CONLONINPURPLE
Mechanical marimba/sculpture by Gerhard TRIMPIN at Festival: Impossible Brilliance - The Music of Conlon Nancarrow. Music by Gio Janiashvili FUTURISTIC MOBILE.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London.

STEEL FACTORY
Video by Tornike Abuladze.
Music by Gio Janiashvili MEDITATION FOR STEEL FACTORY (2012) for organ/synth and sound.
Gallery Vernisage, Tbilisi.
Alte Brauerei Stegen, Ammersee, Munich in 2015.

CREATIVE CITIES - Short film for the festival: Surrogate Cities Exploded! Music by Gio Janiashvili.
The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
Canary Wharf, London.


2011

VAJA PSHAVELA
Installation by Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili.
Sound installation THOUGHT IS BOUNDLESS LIKE THE WORLD by Gio Janiashvili.
The National Gallery in Prague - Veletržní Palace, Prague - Georgian National Exhibition at the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2011. The national curator: Dr. Ketevan Kintsurashvili.
Tbiilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Dance show for BA in dance by Trinity Laban choreographers.
Music by Gio Janiashvili - Remix of Angel in A Dream (2010).
Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre, London.

2010

MUTE CODES

The dance performance by Marie Brenneis. Electronic music from UPATRONO URO: THE HAMMER WITHOUT A MASTER (2009) by Gio Janiashvili.
Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre, London.
Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany in 2011.

ANARCHY
The dance performance by Marie Brenneis. Electronic music from UPATRONO URO: THE HAMMER WITHOUT A MASTER (2009) by Gio Janiashvili.
Gallery 10 Gales, London.

DECEMBER 1952 by Earl Brown
The collaborative dance and musical performance directed by Lizzy Kew Ross and Ian Mitchelperformed during the 2010-2011 season at Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre, Royal Festival Hall Ballroom - Southbank Centre, East 15 Acting School, East 15 Acting School, Metropolitan University and Newham College, London. Trumpet and movement performance and contribution to musical concepts (and stage design at Laban Theatre) by Gio Janiashvili.


 

 

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