GIO JANIASHVILI    

 

ABOUT
MUSIC
MUSIC & VIDEO ART / FILM
SOUND & INSTALLATION ART
COLLABORATIONS

PUBLICATIONS


Gio (Giorgi) Janiashvili (Tbilisi, Georgia, 1989) is a composer whose artistic output ranges from works for soloists, ensembles, orchestra, choir, and electronics to music theatre, multimedia performance, sound art, video art, and installation art. He received a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in composition from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK, and resides in New York City, US.

Gio Janiashvili has staged concerts, multimedia performances, and installations worldwide. His works were performed, exhibited, and screened at institutions such as Southbank Centre, Laban Theatre, The Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Halls, The Institute of Contemporary Arts London, Abrons Arts Centre NYC, The Tank NYC, The National Gallery in Prague, Nostitz Palace - Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Museum of Georgia - Georgian National Museum, The Georgian National Gallery, Prisco Haus Munich, and Messe Frankfurt. He received commissions for the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Surrogate Cities Exploded!, Impossible Brilliance: The Music of Conlon Nancarrow;  from a violist Rivka Golani, CoMA Voices, City Lit London, Goethe-Institut, Polish National Institute, among others. His work includes collaborations with visual artists, filmmakers, choreographers, curators, and educators.  

Gio Janiashvili is a recipient of The Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, The Beatrice Taylor Scholarship, The Ludwig Lebell Scholarship, The Trinity Laban Scholarship, The TCL Scholarship, The Henry Wood Trust Bursary, The Trinity Laban Post Graduate Bursary, The Vivian Prindle Outreach Prize, and Tsinandali Award.

For inquiries please contact: giojmusic@gmail.com


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CONCERT, MUSIC-THEATRE/OPERA, MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE PRODUCTIONS:

2021

ECHOES OF PERCEPTION for trumpet and electronics. YouTube stream, Internet.

2018

THE SEDUCTION OF EUROPA - Concert for flute and electronics. The Tank, New York City, US.

THERE IS NO NECESSITY THERE IS ONLY DESIRE FOR THE SUBLIME for sound and wall projection. The Areté Venue and Gallery, New York City, US.

TRANSFORMATION - Performance Art for Pianist for amplified piano. International festival of music & artistic research Diego Ghymers - To Diego!, Sala Clemente, Valencia, Spain.

2017

WAITING FOR… - In the version for String Quartet. Tsinandali Award concert, Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall, Tbilisi, Georgia.

EXIT YOUR FLESH! - After William Blake - The Multimedia Spectacle for electronic music and video art. The International Festival of Contemporary Art in Honor of Brothers Zdanevich FEST I NOVA’ 17, Art Villa Garikula, Georgia.

2016

EXIT YOUR FLESH! - After William Blake - The Multimedia Spectacle for electronic music and video art. Spectrum, New York City, US.

2015

MUFFLING FOG - After Martin Heidegger - The Multimedia Concert for piano, sound and video art. Either/Or Ensemble 10th Annual Spring Festival of Contemporary Music, Speyer Hall, University Settlement, New York City, US.

NON-CONFORMIST OBJECT for quadraphonic sound system. New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Abrons Arts Centre, New York City, US.

EXIT YOUR FLESH! After William Blake - The Multimedia Spectacle for electronic music and video art. ShapeShifter Lab, New York City, US.

WAITING FOR… - In the version for Viola Quartet. The Chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul, King Charles Court,
London, UK.

MR. BEDBUG IS WALKING DOWN THE STREET for orchestra and a narrator with megaphone. Text by V. Mayakovsky. Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, Tsinandali Award concert, Bassiani, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2014

MUFFLING FOG - After Martin Heidegger - The Multimedia Concert for piano, sound and video art. Festival Tbilisi 2014: Contemporary Music Evenings, Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall, Georgia.

TRIPTYCH: INVOCATION, INFINITY OF SPACE, EK-STASIS for piano, and quadraphonic sound. Spectrum, New York City, US

2013

LIFE IS REAL ONLY THEN, WHEN I AM - The Multimedia Music-Theatre for baritone (voice), flute, trombone, violoncello, piano, video, sound, and lighting. Blackheath Halls, London, UK.

DEMONSTRATION FOR SIX GROUPS - The musical performance for unspecified instruments in six groups surrounding the audience. Exhibition Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK.

AFTER ANTIGONE for voice and electronics. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.
 
2012

INVOCATION for piano and tape, and INFINITY OF SPACE for quadraphonic sound. Blackheath Halls, London, UK.

WE ARE GETTING NOWHERE for live computer music. The Festival: Out of the Cage - Celebrating John Cage’s 100th Anniversary, Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.
 
TOCCATA for piano, and FROM THE WINDOWS for piano. K. Gensitskiy recital. St. Lawrence Jewry, London, UK.

TOCCATA for piano, and FROM THE WINDOWS for piano. M. Nemtsova recital. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

TOCCATA for piano, and FROM THE WINDOWS for piano. A. Kremakova recital. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

2011

TRANSCEDENTAL PERFORMANCE - The semi-improvised performance consisting of PRELUDE for cello and electronics, and CHANT for Bb clarinet / s. sax. and electronics. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

CHANT - Improvised version for s. saxophone, duduk & electronics. The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK.

MR. BEDBUG IS WALKING DOWN THE STREET for orchestra and a narrator with megaphone. Text by V. Mayakovsky. Workshop with Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra cond. J. Tilbrook. Blackheath Halls, London, UK.

BEYOND ZONA for amplified piano and tape. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

CAUCASIAN ORNAMENT for piano. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

THE PERFORMANCE FOR PIANO AND MEGAPHONE. The Gladys Puttick Extemporization, Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

CHANT for soprano saxophone, tape and live electronics. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

TO THOSE PINK PEACHES… for SATB Chorus. Text by G. Tabidze. Commissioned & workshopped by COMA Voices, Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

LULLABY for piano. St. Lawrence Jewry, London, UK.

LULLABY for piano. City Lit, London, UK.

2010

io io for solo viola, ensemble, and electronics, commissioned and performed by Rivka Golani with Trinity Laban Sinfonietta cond. Nic Pendlebury. Blackheath Halls, London.

TRANSFORMATION - Performance Art for Pianist for amplified piano and lighting. John Halford Competition for Composition and Piano. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

DIMENSIONS for electronic music and surround sound. Theatre Shunt, London, UK.

ANGEL IN A DREAM for harp and electronics. Trinity Laban, London, UK.

TRILOGY: TAKE A TRAIN, BAD WEATHER, and TRAIN for video art and electronic/concrete music. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

COMPOSITION FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE - The workshop with Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group conducted by Gregory Rose. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

UPATRONO URO: THE HAMMER WITHOUT A MASTER for piano and electronics. D. Ghymers recital. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

2009

FORTUNE TELLER - Durational performance and live sound installation. The Festival Harmony of the Spheres. Royal Observatory, London.

UPATRONO URO: THE HAMMER WITHOUT A MASTER for piano and electronics. Theatre Shunt, London, UK.

UPATRONO URO: THE HAMMER WITHOUT A MASTER for piano and electronics. Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall, Georgia. 

BAD WEATHER for video art & electronic music. Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall, Georgia.

2008

TOCCATA for piano, and BLACK BIRD for electronic music. Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall, Georgia.

THE MULTIMEDIA CONCERT: TOCCATA for piano; FROM THE WINDOWS for piano; SOS, WE ARE GETTING BURNED, and IMPRISONED BIRDS for electronic music and video art; BLACK BIRD for electronic music. Festival Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings, Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall, Georgia.

2007

Electronic music works dedicated to the Civil War 1990s Tbilisi: CIVIL WAR, IT IS COLD, CHAOS, and IN THE ROOM; MOGONEBA (REMEMBERENCE) for piano improvisation; free improvisation for trumpet and live electronics. Festival Art Party, Georgian National Music Centre, Tbilisi, Georgia.

 


EXHIBITIONS / INSTALLATIONS:

2019

SYNTHETIC PATHOGEN - Sound installation for headphones. Exhibition 1+1=3 by THINK INC. Alongside sculptural installation by T. Abuladze. Prisco Haus, Munich, Germany.

2018

LULLABY - Exhibition of the Art Score with music for piano and graphic art by Gio Janiashvili. The Frankfurt Book Fair, Messe Frankfurt, Germany.

2017

THE ANTIGONE PROJECT: After Sophocles: Sound installations AFTER ANTIGONE’S DEATH, and RITUAL AFTER ANTIGONE. Soundactivism17, Ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen, Berlin, Germany.

MOUNT RIVER - Video installation by Gio Janiashvili as part of exhibition MAELSTROM: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia - Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment. Art Palace of Georgia - Museum of Cultural History, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2016

SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA - The multimedia installation by Gio Janiashvili (concept, design, sound installation) and David Janiashvili (design, construction). Georgian National Museum - Museum of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia.-

2015

MOUNT RIVER - Video installation by Gio Janiashvili as part of exhibition MAELSTROM: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia - Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment. Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2013

NON-CONFORMIST OBJECT - Sound installation for quadraphonic sound. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

MOUNT RIVER - Video installation. Vibe Gallery, London, UK.

MOUNT RIVER - Video installation. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

AFTER ANTIGONE’S DEATH - Sound and spatial installation. Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban, London, UK.

2012

SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA - The multimedia installation by Gio Janiashvili (concept, design, sound installation) and David Janiashvili (design, construction). Festival ARTISTERIUM V: Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Events, Cotton Rows, Tbilisi, Georgia.

SUPRA-HUMANISATION - The interactive sound and video installation. Festival Surrogate Cities Exploded!, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK.

2011

SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA - The multimedia installation by Gio Janiashvili (concept, design, sound installation) and David Janiashvili (design, construction). The 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, Nostitz Palace - Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Prague.

2010

TRILOGY: TAKE A TRAIN, BAD WEATHER, TRAIN - For video art & electronic music. Theatre Shunt, London, UK.

2009

FORTUNE TELLER - Sound installation. Festival Time and Space, Royal Observatory, London, UK.

 


COLLABORATIONS:

2020

HUMPTY DUMPTY – Animation. Georgian translation and illustrations: Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Animation concept and design: David Janiashvili. Animation: Nikoloz Aduashvili. Original music: Gio Janiashvili.

2019

1+1=3 - Exhibition by THINK INC. Sculptural installation by Tornike Abuladze, and SYNTHETIC PATHOGEN (2018) Sound installation for headphones by Gio Janiashvili. Prisco Haus, Munich, Germany.

ZYGMUNT WALISHEVSKY AWARD ANIMATION. Commissioned by the Polish National Institute in Tbilisi. Design and concept by David Janiashvili. Animation by Nikoloz Aduashvili. Music by Gio Janiashvili. Stamba Hotel, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2017

MAELSTROM: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia - Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment. Curator: Dr. Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Exhposition design: David Janiashvili. Video installation MOUNT RIVER by Gio Janiashvili. Art Palace of Georgia - Museum of Cultural History, Tbilisi, Georgia.

PROVERBS - Multimedia installation by David Janiashvili. Music and sound installation by Gio Janiashvili. The International Festival of Contemporary Art in Honor of Brothers Zdanevich FEST I NOVA’ 17, Art Villa Garikula, Georgia.

2015

MAELSTROM: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia - Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment. Curator: Dr. Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Exhposition design: David Janiashvili.Video installation MOUNT RIVER by Gio Janiashvili. Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.

RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF KETEVAN MATABELI. Curator: Dr. Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Exhposition design: David Janiashvili. Sound installation AFTER ANTIGONE’S DEATH by Gio Janiashvili. Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.

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

EXHIBITION OF TORNIKE ABULADZE - Video installation STEEL FACTORY by Tornike Abuladze. Music MEDITATION FOR STEEL FACTORY for organ/synth and sound by Gio Janiashvili. Sound installation WORKER’S MEMORY by Gio Janiashvili. Alte Brauerei Stegen, Amersee, Bavaria, Germany.

2014

PROVERBS - The multimedia installation by David Janiashvili. Music and sound installation by Gio Janiashvili. Marjanishvili Theatre, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2013

RUDE HEALTH PERFORMANCE - The collaborative multimedia performance and installation event organized by Trinity Laban composers. Trinity Laban, London, UK.
2012

CONLONINPURPLE - Mechanical Marimba/Sculpture by Gerhard Trimpin. Musical composition for the installation FUTURISTIC MOBILE (2012) by Gio Janiashvili. Festival Impossible Brilliance: The Music of Conlon Nancarrow, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK.

SOUND STINGS (Interludes) by Gio Janiashvili for Festival Impossible Brilliance: The Music of Conlon Nancarrow, Queen Elisabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK.

CREATIVE CITIES - The short film for Festival: Surrogate Cities Exploded! Music by Gio Janiashvili.Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, UK.

CREATIVE CITIES - The short film for the Festival: Surrogate Cities Exploded! Music by Gio Janiashvili. Canary Wharf, London, UK.

STEEL FACTORY - Video by Tornike Abuladze. Music by Gio Janiashvili MEDITATION FOR STEEL FACTORY for organ/synth and sound. Vernissage Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia. 
2011

VAJA PSHAVELA - The installation by G. Alexi-Meskhishvili. Sound installation THOUGHT IS BOUNDLESS LIKE A WORLD by Gio Janiashvili. National Curator: Dr. Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Georgian National Exhibition. The 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, The Prague National Gallery, Czech Republic.

VAJA PSHAVELA - The installation by G. Alexi-Meskhishvili. Sound installation THOUGHT IS BOUNDLESS LIKE A WORLD by Gio Janiashvili. Tbilisi History Museum, Georgia.

RUDE HEALTH CONCERT - The collaborative multimedia performance organized by Trinity Laban composers.   Trinity Laban, London, UK.

MUTE CODES - Dance performance by Marie Brennies. Electronic music from UPATRONO URO: THE HAMMER WITHOUT A MASTER by Gio Janiashvili. Performance Art Depot, Mainz, Germany.

DECEMBER 1952 by Earl Brown - The collaborative dance and musical performance directed by L. K. Ross and Ian Mitchel. Trumpet, and contribution to the staging and musical concepts: Gio Janiashvili. Royal Festival Hall Ballroom, Southbank Centre, London, UK.

DECEMBER 1952 by Earl Brown - The collaborative dance and music performance directed by Lizzy K. Ross and Ian Mitchel. Trumpet, and contribution to the staging and musical concepts: Gio Janiashvili. Metropolitan University, East 15 Acting School, and Newham College, London, UK.

BA IN DANCE - 2011 FINAL SHOW by Trinity Laban student choreographers. Music by Gio Janiashvili. Laban Theatre, London, UK.


2010

MUTE CODES - Dance performance by Marie Brennies. Electronic music from UPATRONO URO: THE HAMMER WITHOUT A MASTER by Gio Janiashvili. Laban Theatre, London, UK.

ANARCHY - Dance performance by Marie Brennies. Electronic music from UPATRONO URO: THE HAMMER WITHOUT A MASTER by Gio Janiashvili. Gallery 10 Gales, London, UK.

DECEMBER 1952 by Earl Brown - The collaborative dance and musical performance directed by L. K. Ross and Ian Mitchel. Trumpet, and contribution to musical concepts and stage design: Gio Janiashvili. Laban Theatre, London, UK.

 


PUBLICATIONS:

2018

LULLABY - Art Score: Music for piano and graphic artworks by Gio Janiashvili. PWN Publishing, Warsaw, Poland.

MAELSTROM – Book: Author: Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Design: David Janiashvili. Images from the video installation MOUNT RIVER by Gio Janiashvili. PWN Publishing, Warsaw, Poland.

2015

MAELSTROM - Catalogue/Book: Author: Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Design: David Janiashvili. Images from the video installation MOUNT RIVER by Gio Janiashvili. Supported by Goethe-Institut. KJ Art-Books Publishing, Tbilisi, Georgia.

NEW YORK CITY ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL - Catalogue: NON-CONFORMIST OBJECT (2013) Sound installation by Gio Janiashvili. New York, US.

2014

VARIATION IV by John Cage - Avant Media CD Album by Avant Music Festival performers. Electronic music: Gio Janiashvili. New York City, US.

2012

ARTISTERIUM V: Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Events – Catalogue: SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA - The multimedia installation by Gio Janiashvili and David Janiashvili. Tbilisi, Georgia.

2011

12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space - Catalogue: SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA - The multimedia installation by Gio Janiashvili and David Janiashvili. Prague, Czech Republic.

12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space - Catalogue: G. Alexi-Meskhishvili’s installation VAJA PSHAVELA. The sound installation Thought is Boundless Like a World by Gio Janiashvili. Prague, Czech Republic.

 


TELEVISION / RADIO BROADCASTS:

2021

New Sounds, WNYC, New York Public Radio: Gio Janiashvili's io io for viola, ensemble and electronics on Music With Bowed Strings with John Schaefer.

2017

1 TV, Georgian Public Broadcaster TV Program Unknown Music: Interview with Gio Janiashvili and the broadcast of MUFFLING FOG - After Martin Heidegger - The Multimedia Concert for piano, sound, and video art.

Artarea TV: Broadcast of WAITING FOR... for String Quartet at Tsinandali Award ceremony, Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Tbilisi.

Imedi Radio: Interview with Ketevan Kintsurashvili, David Janiashvili and Gio Janiashvili the exhibition MAELSTROM: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia at the Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Film and Choreography, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Imedi TV Channel: Interview with Gio Janiashvili about the exhibition MAELSTROM: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia - Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment at the Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Film and Choreography, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2016

Imedi TV Channel, Georgia: Interview and excerpts from MUFFLING FOG - After Martin Heidegger - The Multimedia Concert for piano, sound, and video art.

2015

Imedi TV Channel: A broadcast of MR. BEDBUG IS WALKING DOWN THE STREET (2011) for megaphone and orchestra performed by Gio Janiashvili and Georgian Philharmonic at Tsinandali Award ceremony, Bassiani, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Georgian Public Broadcaster Radio: Interview about being awarded the Tsinandali Award 2015 for MUFFLING FOG - After Martin Heidegger - The Multimedia Concert for piano, sound, and video art.

Ertsulovneba TV: Interview with Gio Janiashvili about being awarded the Tsinandali Award for MUFFLING FOG - After Martin Heidegger - The Multimedia Concert for piano, sound, and video art.

Imedi TV Channel: Interview with Ketevan Matabeli, Ketevan  Kintsurashvili, David Janiashvili and Gio Janiashvili about the Ketevan Matabeli Retrospective Exhibition at The Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2012

Radio Muza: Interview and broadcast of io io for viola, ensemble and electronics, PRELUDE for cello and electronics, Technomorphic Ensemble for piano, 2 contrabasses, drums and electronics.



LECTURE-SEMINARS

2013

COMPOSING WITH DIFFERENT MEDIA by Gio Janiashvii. Berklee College of Music, Boston, US.

2012

THE THEATRE OF CRUELTY, THE POST-DRAMATIC THEATRE, THE STATIC DRAMA by Gio Janiashvili. Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.

THE POST-DRAMATIC THEATRE, THE STATIC DRAMA by Gio Janiashvili and David Janiashvili. Ilia State University, Tbiisi, Georgia.



EDUCATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

2012-2013: Master of Music in composition, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.
Prof. Edward Jessen, Gwyn Pritchard, Dominic Murcott.

2009-2012: Bachelor of Music in composition, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.
Prof. Stephen Montague, Edward Jessen, Dominic Murcott.

2009: Computer music course, IRCAM, Paris, France.

2007-2009: Undergraduate studies in composition, Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Tbilisi, Georgia.



AWARDS:

Tsinandali Award for MUFFLING FOG - After Martin Heidegger, Georgia, 2015. 

The Beatrice Taylor Scholar,
United Kingdom, 2012-2013. 

The Trinity Laban Scholar, United Kingdom, 2012-2013. 

The Trinity Laban Post Graduate Bursary, United Kingdom, 2012-2013. 

The Vivian Prindle Outreach Prize for SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA, United Kingdom, 2012. 

The Henry Wood Trust Bursary, United Kingdom, 2011-2013. 

The Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, United Kingdom, 2009-2012. 

The TCL Scholarship, United Kingdom, 2009-2012. 

The Trinity Laban Scholarship, United Kingdom, 2009-2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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