GIO JANIASHVILI    

 

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Born in 1989, Tbilisi, Georgia.
A permanent resident of the USA, based in New York City.


Education

Master of Music degree in composition, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London | 2012-2013
Composition professors: Edward Jessen, Gwyn Pritchard. Electronic music: Dominic Murcott.


Bachelor of Music degree in composition, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London | 2009-2012
Composition professors: Stephen Montague, Edward Jessen. Electronic music: Dominic Murcott..

Computer music course, Ircam, Paris | 2009

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

Trumpet and composition studies, Tbilisi 9th Music School, Georgia | 2005-2007

Diploma in piano and music studies, Tbilisi 8th Music School, Georgia | 2001-2005

 

Awards / Scholarships

Tsinandali Award for the multimedia concert MUFFLING FOG - After Martin Heidegger, Tbilisi | 2015

TCL Scholar, London | 2012-2013

Trinity Laban Scholar, London | 2012-2013

Leverhulme Trust Scholar, London | 2012-2013

Trinity Laban Post Graduate Bursary, London | 2012-2013

Vivian Prindle Outreach Prize for the multimedia installation SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA, London | 2012

Beatrice Taylor Scholarship, London | 2011-2012

Ludwig Lebell Scholarship, London | 2010-2011

Trinity Laban Scholarship, London | 2009-2012.

TCL Scholarship, London | 2009-2011

Henry Wood Trust Bursary, London | 2011-2013

 

Languages

English (Near-native), Georgian (Native), Russian (Fluent).

 

Performances

2018

The Tank (New York): The Seduction of Europa (2017) for flute and electronics.

The Areté Venue and Gallery (New York): THERE IS NO NECESSITY THERE IS ONLY DESIRE FOR THE SUBLIME (2017) for sound and wall projection.

Sala Clemente (Valencia, Spain) - To Diego!! International festival of music & artistic research Diego Ghymers: TRANSFORMATION - The Performance Art for Pianist (2010) for amplified piano.

2017

Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Grand Hall (Tbilisi) - Tsinandali Award concert: Waiting For… (2014/2015) in the version for string quartet.

Art Villa Garikula (Akhalkalaki, Georgia) - FEST I NOVA’ 17: The International Festival of Contemporary  Art in Honor of Brothers Zdanevich: EXIT YOUR FLESH! After William Blake (2015), the Multimedia Spectacle for sound and video art.

2016

Spectrum (New York): EXIT YOUR FLESH! After William Blake (2015), the Multimedia Spectacle for sound and video art.

2015

Speyer Hall, University Settlement (New York) – Either/Or Ensemble 10th Annual Spring Festival of Contemporary Music: MUFFLING FOG - After Martin Heidegger (2014), the Multimedia Concert for piano, sound and video art.

Abrons Arts Centre, Experimental Theatre (New York City) - New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival: Non-Conformist Object (2013) for quadraphonic sound system.

ShapeShifter Lab (New York): EXIT YOUR FLESH! After William Blake (2015), the Multimedia Spectacle for sound and video art.

The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul, King Charles Court (London): Waiting For... (2014/2015) in the version for viola quartet.

Bassiani (Tbilisi) - Tsinandali Award concert: Mr. Bedbug is Walking Down the Street (2010) for orchestra and narrator with megaphone (text by V. Mayakovsky) with Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra.

2014

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

Spectrum (New York): TRIPTYCH: INVOCATION, INFINITY OF SPACE, EK-STASIS (2012) - for piano and for electronic/concrete sounds.

2013

Blackheath Halls (London): The multimedia music-theatre/opera LIFE IS REAL ONLY THEN, WHEN I AM (2013).

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (London) - Exhibition Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument: The musical performance Demonstrations for Six Groups (2013) for unspecified instruments in six groups surrounding the audience.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London): the video/sound installation Mount River (2012), After Antigone (2013) for voice and electronics.

2012

Blackheath Halls (London): Invocation (2012) for piano, and Infinity of Space (2012) for electronic/concrete sounds.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) - The festival Out of the Cage (J. Cage’s 100th Anniversary): We Are Getting Nowhere for live computer music.

St. Lawrence Jewry (London) – Toccata (2008) and From the Windows (2007) for piano.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance - Toccata (2008) and From the Windows (2007) for piano.

2011

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: Transcendental Performance (2011) - the semi-improvised performance consisting of Prelude (2011) for cello and electronics, and Chant (2011) for soprano saxophone / Bb clarinet and electronics.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (London): Chant (2011), improvised version for saxophone, duduk and electronics.

Blackheath Halls (London): Mr. Bedbug Is Walking Down the Street (2010) for orchestra and narrator with megaphone (text by V. Mayakovsky). The workshop with Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra conducted by J. Tilbrook.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London): Beyond Zona (2011) for amplified piano and tape.

Trinity Laban (London): Caucasian Ornament (2011) for piano.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London): The Gladys Puttick Extemporization - Performance for Piano and Megaphone (2011).

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London): The performance of Chant (2011) for soprano saxophone, tape and live electronics.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London): To those pink peaches…for SATB Chorus (Text by G. Tabidze). Commissioned and workshopped by COMA Voices.

St. Lawrence Jewry (London): Lullaby for piano.

City Lit (London): Lullaby for piano.

2010

Blackheath Halls (London): io io (2010) for solo viola, ensemble and electronics, commissioned and performed by Rivka Golani with Trinity Laban Sinfonietta conducted by Nic Pendlebury.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) – John Halford Competition for Composition and Piano: Transformation - The Performance Art for Pianist (2010) for amplified piano, performance and lighting.

Theatre Shunt (London): Dimensions (2010) for electronics and surround sound.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London): Angel in a Dream (2011) for harp and electronics, the Trilogy: TAKE A TRAIN (2009), BAD WEATHER (2009) and TRAIN (2009) for video art and electronic/concrete music.

Trinity Laban (London): Composition for Chamber Ensemble (2010). The workshop by Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group conducted by Gregory Rose.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London): Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without a Master (2009) for piano and electronics.

2009

Royal Observatory (London) – The festival Harmony of the Spheres: Durational performance and live sound installation Fortune Teller (2009).

Theatre Shunt (London): Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without A Master (2009) for piano and electronics.

Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall (Tbilisi): Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without A Master (2009).

Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall (Tbilisi):  BAD WEATHER (2009) for video art and electronic music.

2008

Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall (Tbilisi): Toccata (2008) for piano, Black Bird (2008) for electronic music.

Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall (Tbilisi) - Festival Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings: The multimedia concert staged by Gio Janiashvili: Toccata (2008) and From the Windows (2007) for piano; SoS (2008), We Are Getting Burned (2008), Imprisoned Birds (2008) for video art and electronic/concrete music; Black Bird (2008) for electronic music.

2007

Georgian National Music Centre (Tbilisi) – Festival Art Party: Electronic music works dedicated to the Civil War 1990s Tbilisi: Civil War (2007), It Is Cold (2007), Chaos (2007), In the Room (2007). Mogoneba (Remembrance) (2007) for piano improvisation; improvisation for trumpet and live electronics.

 

Exhibitions

2019

Prisco Haus (Munich): Exhibition 1+1=3 by THINK INC. - Sound installation Synthetic Pathogene I, and Synthetic Pathogene II (2018) by Gio Janiashvili, and visual installation by Tornike Abuladze.

2018

The Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurt): Exhibition of the Art Score LULLABY (2011) for piano by Gio Janiashvili.

2017

Ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen (Berlin) - Soundactivism17: Sound installations from THE ANTIGONE PROJECT: AFTER SOPHOCLES (2013) – Ritual After Antigone (2013), After Antigone's Death (2013).

Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography (Tbilisi) - Exhibition Maelstrom: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia - Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment: Video/sound installation Mount River (2012) by Gio Janiashvili.

2016

Georgian National Museum, S. Janashia Museum of Georgia (Tbilisi) - Project I See With My Fingers: The multimedia installation SACRIFICE – THE STATIC DRAMA (2011) by Gio Janiashvili (concept, design, sound installation) and David Janiashvili (design, construction).

2015

Georgian National Museum, D. Shevardnadze National Gallery (Tbilisi): Exhibition Maelstrom: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia - Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment: Video/sound installation Mount River (2012) by Gio Janiashvili.

2013

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London): Sound installation Non-Conformist Object (2013).

Vibe Gallery (London): Video/sound installation Mount River (2012).

Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London): After Antigone’s Death (2013) sound and visual installation.

2012

Cotton Rows (Tbilisi) - Festival ARTISTERIUM V: Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition: The multimedia installation SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA (2011) by Gio Janiashvili (concept, design, sound installation) and David Janiashvili (design, construction). Exhibited as part of the project I See With My Fingers.

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (London) - The festival Surrogate Cities Exploded!: The interactive sound and video installation Supra-Humanisation.

2011

Nostitz Palace (The Ministry of Culture of Czech Republic) – The 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (Prague): The multimedia installation SACRIFICE – THE STATIC DRAMA (2011) by Gio Janiashvili (concept, design, sound installation) and David Janiashvili (design, construction).

2010

Theatre Shunt (London): The Trilogy: TAKE A TRAIN (2009), BAD WEATHER (2009) and TRAIN (2009) for video art and electronic/concrete music.

2009

Royal Observatory (London) - The festival Time and Space: The sound installation Fortune Teller (2009).

 

Collaborations

2020

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

2019

Stamba Hotel (Tbilisi): 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.

2017

Art Villa Garikula (Akhalkalaki, Georgia) – FEST I NOVA’ 17: The International Festival of Contemporary Art in Honor of Brothers Zdanevich: The installation Proverbs by David Janiashvili. Music and sound installation: Gio Janiashvili.

2015

Georgian National Museum, D. Shevardnadze National Gallery (Tbilisi): Ketevan Matabeli’s Restrospective Exhibition. Sound installation After Antigone’s Death (2013) by Gio Janiashvili.

Alte Brauerei Stegen (Amersee, Munich): Exhibition of Tornike Abuladze. Sound installation Worker’s Memory by Gio Janiashvili; Musical piece Meditation for Steel Factory (2012) by Gio Janiashvili for the video installation Steel Factory by Tornike Abuladze.

Secret Project Robot (New York) - Festival Summer Robot: Ten Years of Art, Music and Love: music for 3D cinema projection Nervous Magic Lantern by Ken Jacobs.

2014

Marjanishvili Theatre, New Stage (Tbilisi): The installation Proverbs by David Janiashvili. Music and sound installation: Gio Janiashvili.

2012

Queen Elisabeth Hall, Southbank Centre (London) - Festival Impossible Brilliance: The Music of Conlon Nancarrow: The sound installation Futuristic Mobile (2012) for the installation Conloninpurple by Gerhard Trimpin.

Queen Elisabeth Hall, Southbank Centre (London) - Festival Impossible Brilliance: The Music of Conlon Nancarrow: Sound Stings (Intreludes) for concert by Gio Janiashvili.

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre (London) - Festival Surrogate Cities Exploded!: Shor film Creative Cities. Music by Gio Janiashvili.

Canary Wharf (London) - Festival Surrogate Cities Exploded!: Short film Creative Cities. Music by Gio Janiashvili.

2011

The Prague National Gallery (Prague) – The 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space - The Georgian National Exhibition: The sound installation Thought is Boundless Like a World (2011) for G. Alexi-Meskhishvili’s installation Vaja Pshavela . National Curator: Dr. Ketevan Kintsurashvili.

Tbilisi History Museum (Tbilisi, Georgia): The sound installation Thought is Boundless Like a World (2011) for G. Alexi-Meskhishvili’s installation Vaja Pshavela. Curator: Dr. Ketevan Kintsurashvili.

Performance Art Depot (Mainz): The dance performance Mute Codes by Marie Brennies. Electronic music from Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without a Master (2009) by Gio Janiashvili.

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

2010

Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre (London): The dance performance Mute Codes by Marie Brenneis. Electronic music from Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without a Master (2009) by Gio Janiashvili.

Gallery 10 Gales (London): The dance performance Anarchy by M. Brenneis. Electronic music from Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without a Master (2009) by Gio Janiashvili.

Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre (London) - E. Brown’s December 1952 – The collaborative dance and musical performance directed by L. K. Ross and Ian Mitchel. Trumpet, contribution to the staging and musical concepts: Gio Janiashvili.

Royal Festival Hall Ballroom, Southbank Centre (London): E. Brown’s December 1952 - The collaborative dance and musical performance directed by L. K. Ross and Ian Mitchel.

 

Publications

2018

LULLABY - Art Score - PWN Publishing (Warsaw) - The Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurt): Music for piano, and graphic art works by Gio Janiashvili.

MAELSTROM - Book - PWN Publishing (Warsaw) - The Frankfurt Book Fair (Frankfurt): Author: Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Design: David Janiashvili. Images from the video installation MOUNT RIVER (2012) by Gio Janiashvili.

2015

New York Times (New York) - Either/Or Ensemble’s 10th Annual Spring Festival of Contemporary Music 2015 (New York): The US premiere of the Multimedia Concert MUFFLING FOG – After Martin Heindegger (2014) for piano, sound and video art by Gio Janiashvili.

MAELSTROM: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia - Exhibition catalogue (Tbilisi): Author/Curator: Ketevan Kinstsurashvili. Deisgin: David Janiashvili. Images from the video installation Mount River (2012): Gio Janiashvili. Published by KJ Art-Books, supported by Goethe-Institut.

New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival - Catalogue (New York) – the sound installation Non-Conformist Object (2013) by Gio Janiashvili.

2014

Avant Media CD Album - Jon Cage’s Variation IV by Avant Music Festival Performers – Electronic music by Gio Janiashvili.

2012

ARTISTERIUM V: Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Events - Catalogue (Tbilisi) - SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA (2011): The multimedia installation by Gio Janiashvili and David Janiashvili.

2011

12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2011 - Catalogue (Prague) - SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA: The multimedia installation by Gio Janiashvili and David Janiashvili for the Georgian National Exhibition at the Nostitz Palace (The Ministry of Culture of Czech Republic).

12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2011 - Catalogue (Prague) - VAJA PSHAVELA: Installation by G. Alexi-Meskhishvili at the Georgian National Exhibition at Veletžrní Palace (National Gallery). The sound installation Thought is Boundless Like a World by Gio Janiashvili.

 

Broadcasts

2021

New Sounds, WNYC, New York Public Radio (New York City): The broadcast of Gio Janiashvili's io io (2010) for viola, ensemble and electronics on Music With Bowed Strings with John Schaefer.

2019

Community Radio Tbilisi (Tbilisi) : Gio Janiashvili's io io for viola, ensemble and electronics (2010), and sound work Train.

2017

Unknown Music, 1TV Georgian Public Broadcaster (Tbilisi): An interview with Gio Janiashvili and the broadcast of the multimedia concert MUFFLING FOG - After Martin Heidegger (2014).

Artarea TV (Tbilisi): A broadcast of Waiting For... (201/20154) for string quartet at Tsinandali Award ceremony, Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Tbilisi.

Imedi TV Channel (Tbilisi): An 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 Choreorgraphy (Tbilisi).

Imedi Radio (Tbilisi): An interview with Ketevan Kintsurashvili, David Janiashvili and Gio Janiashvili 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 Choreorgraphy(Tbilisi).

2016

Imedi TV Channel (Tbilisi): An interview with Gio Janiashvili and excerpts from his Multimedia Concert MUFFLING FOG – After Martin Heidegger (2014).

2015

Imedi TV Channel (Tbilisi): A broadcast of Mr. Bedbug is Walking Down The Street (2011) for megaphone and orchestra performed by Gio Janiashvili and Georgian Philarmonic at Tsinandali Award ceremony, Bassiani (Tbilisi).

Georgian Public Broadcaster Radio (Tbilisi) : An interview with Gio Janiashvili about being awarded the Tsinandali Award 2015, and excerpts from his Multimedia Concert MUFFLING FOG – After Martin Heidegger (2014).

Ertsulovneba TV (Tbilisi): An interview with Gio Janiashvili about being awarded the Tsinandali Award 2015.

Imedi TV Channel (Tbilisi): An interview with Ketevan Matabeli, Ketevan Kintsurashvili, David Janiashvili and Gio Janiashvili about the Ketevan Matabeli Retrospective Exhibition at the Dimitri Shevardnadze National Galler (Tbilisi).

2012

Radio Muza (Tbilisi): An interview with Gio Janiashvili and broadcast of io io (2010) for solo viola, ensemble and electronics; Prelude (2011) for cello and live electronics; Gio Janiashvili Technomorphic Ensemble.

 

Lecture-Seminars

2013

Berklee College of Music (Boston): Composing with Different Media | A lecture-seminar by Gio Janiashvili.

Ilia State University (Tbilisi, Online): A Space, Where DIfferent Artistic Disciplines Meet Each Other | An open public seminar by Gio Janiashvili and David Janiashvili.

2012

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London): The Theatre of Cruetly, The Post-Dramatic Theatre, The Static Drama | A lecture-seminar by Gio Janiashvili.

 


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