GIO JANIASHVILI

   

 

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The composer Gio (Giorgi) Janiashvili incorporates into his practice music, art, performance and cinema disciplines. He has staged concerts, multimedia performances and installations internationally. He was born in Tbilisi, and received a bachelor's degree and a master’s degree in composition from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. He is a permanent resident of the U.S. and is based in New York.

Gio Janiashvili's 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; The Nostitz Palace and The National Gallery in Prague; Abrons Arts Centre, The Tank, ShapeShifter Lab and Speyer Hall in New York; Georgian National Museum - Museum of Georgia, The National Gallery, Tbilisi History Museum, the National Music Centre, Marjanishvili Theatre and Tbilisi State Conservatoire in Tbilisi; Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt; Prisco Haus in Munich; ohrenhoch in Berlin; Sala Clemente in Valencia; etc. His works have featured at music, art and performance festivals in the US, UK, EU and Georgia.

He 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.

Gio Janiashvili is a recipient of Beatrice Taylor Scholarship, Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, Trinity Laban Scholarship, TCL Scholarship, TL Scholarship, Trinity Laban Post Graduate Bursary, Henry Wood Trust Bursary, Tsinandali Award for the multimedia concert Muffling Fog - After Martin Heidegger, Vivian Prindle Outreach Prize for the multimedia installation Sacrifice - The Static Drama. 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

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

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 G. 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 G. 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 G. 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 G. 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).

 

 

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