GIO JANIASHVILI

 



 

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Gio (Giorgi) Janiashvili is a composer, whose creative output spans music, art and performance. In his compositional practice, he explores a wide range of mediums, forms, disciplines, and contexts of art-making.

Janiashvili staged concerts, multimedia performances and installations worldwide. His works were performed and exhibited at the following concert halls, museums, galleries, and theatres: Abrons Arts Centre, University Settlement, Spectrum, ShapeShifter Lab (New York City); South Bank Centre, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Laban Theatre, Royal Observatory, Blackheath Halls, Chapel of King Charles Court, Shunt, Trinity Laban (London); The National Gallery in Prague, Nostitz Palace (Prague); Georgian National Museum – Museum of Georgia, The National Gallery, National Music Centre, Tbilisi History Museum, Marjanishvili Theatre, Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Tbilisi); Performance Art Depot (Mainz); Ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen  (Berlin); and etc.

Janiashvili is a recipient of commissions for the Georgian National Exhibition at the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2011, from a violist Rivka Golani; CoMA Voices; Goethe-Institut; etc. He has worked with Trinity Laban Sinfonietta, Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, Either/Or Ensemble, Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. His works were presented at the festivals: Either/Or Ensemble’s 10th Annual Spring Festival of Contemporary Music, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Surrogate Cities Exploded!, Impossible Brilliance, Harmony of the Spheres, Performance Art Depot, Tbilisi Contemporary Music Evenings, Artisterium V, Fest I Nova' 17, and etc.

Janiashvili was born in 1989 in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is a resident of New York City, USA. He received Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in composition from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London). 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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GIO (Giorgi) JANIASHVILI: composer.

*1989, Tbilisi, Georgia. He is a permanent resident of the United States (New York City).

 

 

HIGHER EDUCATION:

2012 - 2013 - Master of Music Degree (Composition) - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, UK).

2009 - 2012 - Bachelor of Music Degree (Composition) - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, UK).

2007 - 2009 - Undergraduate studies (Composition) - Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Tbilisi, Georgia).

 

 

PERFORMANCES / EXHIBITIONS:

2017

Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Grand Hall -  Tsinandali Award ceremony - Waiting For… (2014/2015) in the version for string quartet (World/Georgian premiere). Performed by Mariam Bughadze (I Violin), Tata Datukishvili (II Violin), Rusudan Kvaliashvili (Viola), Nino Targamadze (Cello).

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

Ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen (Berlin) -  Sound installation of THE ANTIGONE PROJECT: AFTER SOPHOCLES (2013) – I Ritual After Antigone, II After Antigone's Death (German premiere).

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Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography (Tbilisi) - Video/sound installation:  Mount River (2012) by G. Janiashvili at Maelstrom: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia- Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment - Curator: Dr. Ketevan Kinstsurashvili; design: David Janiashvili; Supported by Goethe-Institut.

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


2016

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

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Georgian National Museum, S. Janashia Museum of Georgia (Tbilisi) – 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.


2015

University Settlement, Speyer Hall (New York City) – 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 (US premiere). Piano: Taka Kigawa; sound/video projection: G. Janiashvili.

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

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

ShapeShifter Lab (Brooklyn, New York) - The premiere of EXIT YOUR FLESH! After William Blake (2015) – the Multimedia Spectacle for sound and video art.

Chapel at Old Royal Naval College (London) - Waiting For... (2014/2015) in the version for viola quartet (World premiere). Performed by Riviola Quartet (under the guidance of Rivka Golani).

Club Bassiani (Tbilisi) - The ceremony of the Tsinandali Awards 2015 Mr. Bedbug Is Walking Down The Street (2010) for orchestra and narrator with megaphone (text by V. Mayakovsky) (World/Georgian premiere). Performed by Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra and G. Janiashvili (megaphone).

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Georgian National Museum, D. Shevardnadze National Gallery (Tbilisi) – Video/sound installation:  Mount River (2012) by G. Janiashvili at Maelstrom: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia- Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment - Curator: Dr. Ketevan Kinstsurashvili; design: David Janiashvili; Supported by Goethe-Institut.

Georgian National Museum, D. Shevardnadze National Gallery (Tbilisi) – Sound installation After Antigone’s Death (2013) by G. Janiashvili at Ketevan  Matabeli’s restrospective exhibition.

Alte Brauerei Stegen (Amersee, Munich) – Solo exhibition of Tornike Abuladze - Sound installation Worker’s Memory by G. Janiashvili (World premire); music Meditation for Steel Factory (2012) by G. Janiashvili for the video installation Steel Factory by Tornike Abuladze (German premire).


2014

Chamber Hall of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Tbilisi) - The Festival Tbilisi 2014: Contemporary Music Evenings -  MUFFLING FOG - After Martin Heidegger (2014) - the Multimedia Concert for piano, sound and video art (World premiere). Piano: J. Tavadze; sound/video projection: G. Janiashvili. 

Spectrum (New York City) – The US premiere of  TRIPTYCH: INVOCATION, INFINITY OF SPACE, EK-STASIS (2012) - for piano and tape. Piano: M. Nemtsova; sound projection: G. Janiashvili.

Wild Project - Avant Music Festival (New York City) – Mix of electronic music by G. Janiashvili for Jon Cage’s Variation IV.

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Marjanishvili Theatre, New Stage (Tbilisi) – The multimedia installation Proverbs (2014) by David Janiashvili. Music:/sound installation: G. Janiashvili.


2013

Blackheath Halls (London) - The performance of multimedia music-theatre piece Life is real only then, when I AM (2013) for batione, flute, cello, trombone, piano, video, sound, live video projection, lighting (World premiere). Baritone: N. Simeha; Piano: M. Nemtsova; Cello: A. Scully; Flute: J. Hogan; Trombone:
J. Heeley.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (London) - The musical performance Demonstrations for Six Groups (2013) for exhibition Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument (World premiere). Performed by twenty-five musicians from Trinity Laban.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) – Rude Health Concerts Series - the video/sound installation Mount River(2012), After Antigone(2013) for voice and electronics, and the sound/visual installation After Antigone’s Death(2013) (World premieres). Performance by G. Janiashvili.

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Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) - Sound installation Non-Conformist Object(2013) for quadraphonic system (World premiere).

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


2012

Blackheath Halls (London) - Invocation(2012) for piano and Infinity of Space (2012) for electronic/concrete sounds and quad. sound (World premieres). Piano: M. Nemtsova; sound projection: G. Janiashvili.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London)  - Live electronic music performance We Are Getting Nowhere (2012) at the festival Out of the Cage (J. Cage’s 100th Anniversary (World premiere)).

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) – Branches by John Cageat the festival Out of the Cage (J. Cage’s 100th Anniversary).
 Tape, electronics: G. Janiashvili; cactus: Josh Spear.

St. Lawrence Jewry (London) – The recital of pianist Konstantin Gensitkiy - performances of Toccata(2008) and From The Windows (2007)for piano by G. Janiashvili.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance – The recital of pianist Konstantin Gensitkiy - Toccata(2008) and From The Windows (2007)for piano by G. Janiashvili.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance – The recital of pianist Maria Nemtsova - Toccata(2008) and From The Windows (2007)for piano by G. Janiashvili.

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The festival ARTISTERIUM V: Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition (Tbilisi) - 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.

Queen Elisabeth Hall, South Bank Centre (London) - The sound installation Futuristic Mobile(2012) for the installation Conloninpurple by G. Trimpin at the festival Impossible Brilliance: The music of Conlon Nancarrow.


2011

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance - Rude Health Concert SeriesTranscendental Performance (2011)  - the improvised version of Prelude (2011) for cello and electronics and Chant(2011) for Saxophone  and electronics. Cello: A. Scully; Clarinet: W. Scott; Direction, electronics: G. Janiashvili.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance - Rude Health Concert Series – The world premiere of One Day in Summer (2011) for video and electronic music (World premiere).

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (London) – The improvised performance of Chant (2011) Sax: W. Scott; Duduk, Electronics: G. Janiashvili.

Blackheath Halls (London) – The workshop of Mr. Bedbug Is Walking down the Street(2010) for megaphone/speaker and orchestra - Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Jonathan Tilbrook.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) – Beyond Zona (2011) for amplified piano and tape (World premiere). Piano: Chi-Ling Lok.

Trinity Laban (London) – The recital of pianist Diego Ghymers – Caucasian Ornament (2011) for piano by G. Janiashvili – Piano: Diego Ghymers.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) - The Gladys Puttick Extemporisation - Performance for Piano and Megaphone (2011)by G. Janiashvili.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) – The performance of Chant(2011) for soprano sax. Tape and live electronics. Saxophone: Gerard McChrystal.

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

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

St. Lawrence Jewry (London) – Lullaby for piano (World premiere).

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

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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).

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


2010

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) – The recital of pianist Diego Ghymers – Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without a Master (2009) for piano and electronics by G. Janiashvili. Piano: Diego Ghymers.

Blackheath Halls (London) - The world premiere of io io (2010) for solo viola, ensemble and electronics, commissioned and performed by Rivka Golani with Trinity Laban Sinfonietta conducted by Nic Pendlebury, and G. Janaishvili (electronics).

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 G. Janiashvili.

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

Theatre Shunt (London) - Dimensions (2010) for surround sound and electroacoustic music (World premiere).

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

Royal Festival Hall Ballroom - South Bank Centre (London) – E. Brown’s December 1952 – A collaborative dance and musical performance directed by L. K. Ross and Ian Mitchel.

Trinity Laban (London) – The workshop of Composition for Chamber Ensemble (2010) -  Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group, conductor: Gregory Rose.

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Theatre Shunt (London) - The world premiere of 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 Harmony of the Spheres – Live sound installation and performance Fortune Teller(2009). Performance: G. Janiashvili.

Theatre Shunt (London) – The second performance of Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without A Master(2009) for piano and electronics. Piano: Diego Ghymers; electronics: G. Janiashvili.

Theatre Shunt (London) – Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without A Master(2009) for piano and electronics (UK premiere). Piano: Diego Ghymers; electronics: G. Janiashvili.

Tbilisi State Conservatoire’s Grand Hall (Tbilisi, Georgia) -  Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without A Master(2009) for piano and electronics (World premiere). Piano: Jemal Tavadze; electronics: G. Janiashvili.

Tbilisi State Conservatoire - Chamber Hall (Tbilisi) –  The projection of BAD WEATHER (2009) (World premiere) from The Trilogy: TAKE A TRAIN, BAD WEATHER, TRAIN for video art and electronic music.

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


2008

Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Grand Hall (Tbilisi) -  Toccata (2008) for piano, Black Bird(2008) for electronic music. G. Mikadze (piano) and G. Janiashvili (projections).

Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Chamber Hall (Tbilisi) – The festival Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings - The multimedia concert staged by G. Janiashvili with world premiers of: SoS(2008), We are getting burned (2008), Imprisoned Birds (2008) for electronic/concrete music works (World premiere); Toccata (2008) and From the Windows (2007) for piano; Black Bird (2008) for electronic music. Piano: G. Mikadze.


2007

Georgian National Music Centre (Tbilisi) – The festival Art Party - the world premieres of 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. Also a trumpet and live electronics. Piano, trumpet, electronics: G. Janiashvili.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2015

Catalogue/Book of exhibition Maelstrom: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia - Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment (Tbilisi, Georgia)- presented atGeorgian National Museum, D. Shevardnadze National Gallery (Tbilisi, 2015) - published by KJ Art-Books, with the support of Goethe-Institut Georgien – Curator: Ketevan Kinstsurashvili; Exhibition design: David Janiashvili; Video/sound installation Mount River (2012): Gio Janiashvili.

New York Times (New York, USA) - Either/Or Ensemble’s 10th Annual Spring Festival of Contemporary Music 2015 at Speyer hall of University Settlement (New York City). The US premiere of the Multimedia Concert MUFFLING FOG: after Martin Heidegger (2014) for piano, sound and video art by G. Janiashvili. Performers: Taka Kigawa (piano) and G. Janiashvili (sound/video projection).

Catalogue of New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2015 (New York, USA) – the sound installation Non-Conformist Object (2013) by G. Janiashvili.


2014

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


2012

Catalogue of ARTISTERIUM V: Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Events (Tbilisi, Georgia) - the multimedia installation SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA (2011) by G. Janiashvili and David Janiashvili.


2011

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

Catalogue of the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2011 (Prague, Czech Republic, 2011) - G. Alexi-Meskhishvili’s installation Vaja Pshavela for the Georgian National Exhibition at Veletžrní Palace (National Gallery). The author of the sound installation Thought is Boundless Like a World (2011): G. Janiashvili.

 

 

TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCASTS:

2017

TV Channel 1, Georgian Public Broadcaster - Program Unknown Music - television premire of the multimedia concert MUFFLING FOG – After Martin Heidegger (2014), recording of performance at Tbilisi 2014: Contemporary Music Evenings (2014).

Artarea TV - The broadcast of Waiting For... (2014) for string quartet at Tsinandali Award ceremony (2017, Tbilisi).

2015

Imedi TV Channel - The 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 (2015, Tbilisi).

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Radio Muza - The broadcast of io io(2010) for solo viola, ensemble and electronics - performed by Rivka Golani, Trinity Laban Sinfonietta, Nic Pendlebury, and Gio Janiashvili at Blackheath Halls (2010, London).

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS:

Tsinandali Award (2015, Tbilisi) in music category for the multimedia concert MUFFLING FOG - after Martin Heidegger (2014) for piano, sound and video art. Jury: Georgian/American pianist – Alexander Toradze.

Beatrice Taylor Scholarship (2012 - 2013) - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

TL Scholarship (2012 - 2013) - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

Trinity Laban Post Graduate Bursary (2012 - 2013) - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

Henry Wood Bursary (2011 - 2013) - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

Vivian Prindle Outreach Prize (2012, London) for the best project of the year for the multimedia installation SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA (2011) developed for the Georgian National Exhibition at the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (2011, Prague, Czech Republic).

Leverhulme Trust Scholarship (2009 - 2012) - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

TCL Scholarship (2009 - 2012) - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

Trinity Laban Scholarship (2009 - 2012) - Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP:

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) in USA.

PRS (Performing RIghts Society for Music) in UK.

 

 

WORK LIST

LARGE SCALE MULTIMEDIA WORKS:

2015

EXIT YOUR FLESH! AFTER WILLIAM BLAKE - The Multimedia Spectacle - For sound and video art.. Dur: 65’ 00


2014

MUFFLING FOG AFTER MARTIN HEIDEGGER - The Multimedia Concert - For live piano/pianist, single channel video and stereo sound. Duration: 45' 00


2013

LIFE IS REAL ONLY THEN, WHEN I AM  - The Multimedia Music-Theatre/Opera/Performance - For baritone (voice), flute, trombone, cello, piano, video projection, sound, lighting.
Duration: 42' 00


2011 / 2012 / 2016

SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA - Multimedia Installation developed in collabroation with David Janiashvili.

 

 

MUSIC:


2017

"__________" - For string orchestra. Duration: 13' 00

"__________" - Duration: 43' 00

"__________" - Duration: 38' 00

"__________" - Duration: 26' 00


2016

TRIPTYCH (2015 / 2016) - For large orchestra. Duration: 14' 00

A WINDOW OF THE MIND - For piano. Duration: 12' 00

"__________" - For taped voice and electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 13' 10


2015

"__________" - For cello, percussion and concrete sounds. Duration: 18' 30

"__________" - For piano and concrete sounds. Duration: 07' 15

NECROPHILE - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 22' 00

Electronic/Concrete music for NERVOUS MAGIC LANTERN – The Live 3D cinema projection by Ken Jacobs. Duration: 16' 15


2014

WAITING FOR… – For string quartet (2015) / or for viola quartet (2014). Duration: 12' 30

FUNERAL MUSIC - For alto flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet, vibraphone, 2 violins, viola, cello and tape. Duration: 16’ 00

THREE MINIATURES FOR STRING QUARTET – For string quartet. Duration: 03’ 40

IN THE MIDST OF THE CITY – for electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 12' 30

INTERVENTION – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 11' 00

IN THE DARK FOREST – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 03' 39

WORKER'S MEMORY – Sound installation for electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 08’ 19

MIRROR - For synthesizer. Single channel video. Stereo sound.Duration: 03’ 30

CLEANSING - For sampled sounds. Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 03' 17

PSYCHOTIC STATE - For electronic/concrete sounds. Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 04’ 30


2013

THE ANTIGONE PROJECT: AFTER SOPHOCLES:

• After Antigone's Death - Sound installation. Electronic/concrete sounds. Stereo sound. Optional visual Installation. Duration: 13 minutes

• Ritual After Antigone - For six voices and live electronics. Duration: 04'15 minutes

• After Antigone  - For voice, live electronics, electronic and concrete sounds. Duration: 05' 08 

DEMONSTRATION FOR SIX GROUPS - Musical Performance - for a 'leader' with megaphone and unspecified number of musicians with unspecified instruments in six groups surrounding the audience. Duration: 05' 00

NON - CONFROMIST OBJECT - For electronic/concrete sounds. Quadraphonic sound. Duration: 06' 30

NOISE DANCE: The Eruption of the Monster of Dust – For electronic/concrete sounds Duration: 13' 00

WORLD: A SONG OF UNGAR - For tenor, string orchestra and tape. Duration: 06' 45

THE PIANO BOOK – For piano. Duration. 12' 00

PRELUDE I FOR PREPARED PIANO – For prepared piano. Duration: 02' 53

PRELUDE I FOR PREPARED PIANO – For prepared piano. Duration: 02' 04

SUCK ME – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 15'00

LÄRM TANZ IN DER FABRIK For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 5' 45

GROTESQUELY DISTURBED - For video art and concrete sounds. Single channel video. 5.1 surround sound / or stereo sound. Duration: 02' 04


2012

TRIPTYCH: INVOCATION, INFINITY OF SPACE, EK-STASIS - The total duration is 70 minutes:

EK-STASIS – For piano. Duration: 32' 30

INFINITY OF SPACE – For electronic/concrete sounds and quadraphonic sound system. Duration: 19' 00

INVOCATION - For piano. Duration: 17' 30

HALLUCINATION: AFTER ALBAN BERG – For flute, Bb clarinet, piano, violin, cello. Duration: 06' 45

WE ARE GETTING NOWHERE (dedicated to John Cage) – for laptop live electronics. Duration: 23 minutes in two parts.

ENERGETICA - For trumpet and electronics. Duration: 05’ 37

MOUNT RIVER - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 02' 54


PORTRAIT - Performance, video, music for sounds and organ. Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 17’ 00

SUPRA-HUMANISATION – The interactive sound and video installation.

OUT IN THE SPACES - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration 12' 40

GiO JANIASHVILI TECHNOMORPHIC ENSEMBLE - Piano, contrabass, contrabass, drums, electronics:

SOLAR BEAT - Duration: 05' 30

• FLOWING INTO HALLUCINATION - Duration: 03' 10

• ANATOMIC - Duration: 06'00

• 4TH WAY - Duration: 06' 00

• CITY LIFE - Duration: 04'30


2011

MR. BEDBUG IS WALKING DOWN THE STREET – For large orchestra and performer/narrator with megaphone. Text by Vladimir Mayakovsky. Duration: 05' 00 

CAUCASIAN ORNAMENT - Dedicated to Diego Ghymers – For piano. Duration: 08’ 35

PRELUDE – For cello and live electronics. Duration: 03’ 52

CHANT – For soprano saxophone, tape and live electronics. Duration: 05’ 35

CHANT: Improvised Version - Soprano saxophone, duduk, electronics. Duration: variable / approx 22' 00 

TRANSCEDENTAL PERFORMANCE: PRELUDE AND CHANT – Semi-improvised performance consisting of works: Prelude for cello and electronics and Chant for soprano saxophone and electronics. Total Duration: approx. 11' 30

BEYOND ZONA dedicated to Andrey Tarkovsky – For piano and tape. Duration: 04’ 56

LULLABY – For piano. Duration: 01' 00

TO THOSE PINK PEACHES – For SATB Chorus. Text by Galakation Tabidze. Duration: 04’00

NOSTALGIA – For orchestra. Duration: 07' 00

PERFORMANCE FOR PIANO & MEGAPHONE (2011) – The improvisation for piano, voice and megaphone. Duration: Variable

PSYCHOTIC TRANCE - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 16 37

SHAMANIC RITUAL – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 20' 28

BIRTH - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 12' 31




FROM THE STOMACH - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 09' 36




ECHOES OF ANSCESTORS - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 15' 00

BACK TO PAST – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 04’ 25

COMING OUT OF THE BODY – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 07' 09




HALLUCINATION – For laptop live electronics. Duration: 6’ 40


HEART BEAT OF SOLAR SYSTEM - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 05' 36

FROM MY CAGE - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 11' 57



PSYCHOTIC DRAMA - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 15' 000

2010

io io - commissioned by Rivka Golani – For solo viola, flute, bass clarinet, crotales, violin, 
cello, tape and live electronics. Duration: 09’ 50 


TRANSFORMATION: Performance Art for Pianist - Dedicated to Diego Ghymers - for amplified piano, tape and lighting. Duration: 08' 00

STRING QUARTET - QUASI VARIATIONS IN THREE MOVEMENTS - For string quartet (III movement with optional tape).
II Movement dedicated to Anton Webern. Duration: 13' 00 / with tape: 15’ 40

ANGEL IN A DREAM - For harp, tape and live electronics. Duration: 5' 30

COMPOSITION FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE – For flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, b. clarinet, 
perc., 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass. Duration: 10’
00

ABSTRACTION – For piano. Duration: 01' 40
 
 



DIMENSIONS – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 18’ 30


FROM 21ST TO 20TH – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 22' 36

ONE DAY IN SUMMER – For electronic/concrete sounds, recorded Duduk and recorded Trumpet. Duration: 17' 34

ONE DAY IN SUMMER - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 12’ 00

IN THE SOUND OF THE CITY- For video art and electronic music. Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 15' 40

1+1=1 - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 11' 25

2009

UPATRONO URO: THE HAMMER WITHOUT A MASTER – For piano and electronics. Duration 21’ 00


FORTUNE TELLER (2009) - The performance art and live sound installation. Duration: indefinite.

FORTUNE TELLER (2009) - Sound installation. Duration: indefinite.

GHOST (2009) – The live computer sound installation . Duration: variable


DREAMING - for piano and sound. Duration: 08' 00

PRAYER - for amplified voice or taped voice and piano. Duration: 07' 15

NETWORK WITH 9 LOOPS - For laptop live electronics. Duration: variable

PLANE – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration 13’ 36

PLANE WITH COLLAGE – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 14' 05

Intro to TransFormation – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 02' 31

TransFormation – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 12' 41

TRAVELLING SOMEWHERE – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 30' 12

SACRADE SPACE – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 09' 36

OUTER SPACE – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 26' 08

WE ARE GETTING NOWHERE – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 10'07

TRILOGY: TAKE A TRAIN, BAD WEATHER, TRAIN - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Total Duration of all three parts: 32 minutes:

• TAKE A TRAIN - Duration: 09’ 16

• BAD WEATHER - Duration: 07’ 00.

• TRAIN - Duration: 15’ 04.

TAKE A TRAIN AND GO NOWHERE - Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 24' 13

TAKE A TRAIN AND GO NOWHERE – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 24’ 13


2008

TOCCATA - For piano. Duration: 04’ 00

SOMETHING IS WRONG For piano and electronic sounds. Duration: 05’ 40


MR. IDIOT IS TALKING ON TV – For trumpet, piano, electric bass, timpani, 6 percussionists and tape. Duration: 02' 00

WINTER, SANTA, PARENTS, CHILDREN AND FRIENDS – For bassoon, Bb trumpet, tubular bells, cello, contrabass. Duration: 05' 45

ABSTRACTION – For viola and piano. Duration: 03' 00

WHISPERING – For Bb clarinet and live electronics. Duration: 04' 30

BLACK BIRD - Electronic Music. Duration: 07’ 47

WE ARE GETTING BURNED - For vidoe art and concrete sounds. Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 03’ 22

IMPRISONED BIRDS - For vidoe art and concrete sounds. Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 08’ 19

SOS – For vidoe art and concrete sounds. Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 03’ 17

AT NIGHT IN THE ROOM - For vidoe art and concrete sounds. Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 02’ 40

MR. SOMEONE WILL GO TO HELL - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 11’ 21

FLIGHT - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 12’ 03

FIRE - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 07’ 46

MOVING BODY - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 08’ 24

DREAM - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 13’ 51

BIRD SONG - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 13' 00

CHOLERA - I and II Parts - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 25' 36

GLOBAL DISORDER - I and II Parts' - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 42' 07

SUFI – For ethnic instrumental ensemble (sitars, wind instrument, percussion). Duration: 8’ 10

FEAR - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 07' 43

CHURCH - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 08' 34

MINIMAL - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 07' 58

2007

FROM THE WINDOWS - For piano. Duration: 02’ 20

SEVDA - For piano. Duration: 02' 00

THERE IS CHAOS IN THE CITY - For violin, glockenspiel and percussion. Duration: 05’ 00

TV NIGHTMARE – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 24' 09

TV HORROR - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 29' 46

DEAD GHOSTS - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 17' 32

WHAT DO YOU WANT? - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 02' 43

THE REAL GEORGIANS ARE ROLLING IN THERE GRAVES - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 09’ 30

The electronic music works dedicated to Civil War in 1990s Tbilisi, Georgia:

I - CHAOS - For electronic sounds. Duration" 07’ 32

II - CIVILA WAR - For electronic sounds. Duration: 04’ 20

III - IN THE ROOM - For electronic sounds. Duration: 06’ 16

IV - IT IS COLD - For electronic sounds. Duration: 04’ 38

PIGS IN THE CHURCH - In seven movements – For sampled instruments and electronic music. Total Duration 19’ 50:

I - INTRO

II - JUSTICE OF THE GOD

III - BLOODY PRIES VS. DIRTY PIGS

IV - PIGS ARE BURGLING THE CHURCH

V - PIGS ARE FIGHTENED

VI - PIGS ARE RUNNING FROM THE CHURCH

VII - PIGS ARE DEAD, PRIEST IS DEAD

DEAD SOULS OF THE PEOPLE - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 05’ 58

CHILDS WALK - For flute and tape. Duration: 04’ 13

MOGONEBA (in Eng: REMEMBERING) – For strings, synthesizer and electronic perc. Duration: 05’ 00

WHY ARE YOU MAKING IT SO DIFFICULT? – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 02' 42

POLITICAL GAMES - For electronic sounds. Duration: 03' 03

SAD - For electronic sounds. Duration: 02' 51

WORLD WAR III – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 05’ 22

FROM THE CHILDHOOD TO THE AIRPLANE - For electronic sounds. Duration: 06'00

CITY SOUNDS - I and II Parts - For electronic sounds. Duration: 10' 20

PARIS - For electronic sounds. Duration: 01' 24

2006

UNTITLED – For string Quartet. Duration: 03' 31

MILITARY SPACE – For trumpet, saxophone, bass clarinet, drum set and tape. Duration: 02' 50

MOOD – For flute, bass clarinet, bass guitar, electric piano, synthesizer, drums. Duration: 05' 22

 

 

ART


2017

"__________" - Sound installation.


2016

"__________" - Sound installation.


2015

EXIT YOUR FLESH! AFTER WILLIAM BLAKE - The Multimedia Spectacle - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 65' 00

The last movement from EXIT YOUR FLESH! - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 15’ 30

HALLELUJAH: After Francis Bacon - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 3:17


2014

CLEANSING - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 03' 17

PSYCHOTIC STATE - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 04’ 30

MIRROR - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 03’ 30

WORKER'S MEMORY – Sound installation - Stereo sound. Duration: 08’ 19


2013

THE ANTIGONE PROJECT: AFTER SOPHOCLES:

• AFTER ANTIGONE'S DEATH
-
Sound installation. Electronic/concrete sounds. Stereo sound. Optional visual Installation. Duration: 13 minutes

• RITUAL AFTER ANTIGONE - For six voices and live electronics. Duration: 04'15 minutes

• AFTER ANTIGONE   - For voice, live electronics, electronic and concrete sounds. Duration: 05' 08

NON - CONFROMIST OBJECT - Sound installation. Quadraphonic sound. Duration: 06' 30

DEMONSTRATION FOR SIX GROUPS – Musical Performance for a 'leader' with megaphone and unspecified number of musicians with unspecified instruments in six groups surrounding the audience. Duration: 05' 00

NOISE DANCE: The Eruption of the Monster of Dust – Sound installation. Stereo Sound. Duration: 13' 00

GROTESQUELY DISTURBED - Single channel video. 5.1 surround sound / or stereo sound. Duration: 02' 04

LARM TANZ IN DER FABRIK - Sound installation for stereo sound. Duration: 5' 45


2012

MOUNT RIVER - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 02' 54


PORTRAIT - Performance, video, music for sounds and organ. Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 17’ 00

INFINITY OF SPACE – Sound installation for quadraphonic sound. Duration: 19' 00

SUPRA-HUMANISATION – The interactive sound and video installation.

OUT IN THE SPACES - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration 12' 40


2011



FROM MY CAGE - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 11' 57



PSYCHOTIC DRAMA - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 15' 000


2010

IN THE SOUND OF THE CITY - For video art and electronic music. Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 15' 40

DIMENSIONS – Sound installation. Stereo or Quad sound. Duration: 18’ 30


TRANSFORMATION: PERFORMANCE ART FOR PIANIST - for amplified piano, tape and lighting. Duration: 08' 00

ONE DAY IN SUMMER - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 12’ 00

1+1=1 - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Duration: 11' 25

2009


TRILOGY: TAKE A TRAIN, BAD WEATHER, TRAIN - Single channel video. Stereo sound. Total Duration of all three parts: 32 minutes:

• TAKE A TRAIN - Duration: 09’ 16

• BAD WEATHER - Duration: 07’ 00.

• TRAIN - Duration: 15’ 04.

FORTUNE TELLER - The performance art and live sound installation / sound installation. Duration: indefinite.

GHOST (2009) – The live computer sound installation. Duration: variable


TAKE A TRAIN AND GO NOWHERE - Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 24' 13

2008


WE ARE GETTING BURNED - Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 03’ 22

IMPRISONED BIRDS - Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 08’ 19

SOS – Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 03’ 17

AT NIGHT IN THE ROOM - Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 02’ 40

 

 

COLLABORATIONS

ART EXHIBITION / INSTALLATION:


2017

Georgian Art Palance, Goerigan State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography (Tbilisi) - 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.

2015

Georgian National Museum - D. Shevardnadze National Gallery (Tbilisi) - 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) - Ketevan Matabeli's Retrospective Exhibition - Curator: Dr. Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Exposition Designer: David Janiashvili. Music/sound installation After Antigone's Death (2013): Gio Janiashvili.

Alte Brauerei Stegen (Ammersee, Munich) - Personal Exhibition of Tornike Abuladze - sound installation Worker's Memory by Gio Janiashvili.

2014

The Marjanishvili Basement Theatre (Tbilisi, Georgia) - The multimedia installation Proverbs by David Janiashvili. Original music by Gio Janiashvili.
Also presented at FEST I NOVA' 17 at Art Villa Garikula (Akhalkalki, Georgia) in 2017.

2012

Queen Elizabeth Hall - South Bank Centre (London) - Festival: Impossible Brilliance - The Music of Conlon Nancarrow - the music by Gio Janiashvili Futuristic Mobilie. for Gerhard TRIMPIN's mechanical marimba/sculpture Conloninpurple.

2011

Veletržní Palace, Prague National Gallery (Prague) - Georgian National Exhibition at the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space - the sound installation Thought Is Boundless Like The World by Gio Janiashvili for the Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili’s installation Vaja Pshavela.

 

CINEMA / VIDEO ART:


2015

Secret Project Robot (New York City) - Festival: Summer of Robot - Ten Years of Music Art and Love - Electronic/concrete music by Gio Janiashvili for the Live 3D cinema projection/performance Nervous Magic Lantern by Ken Jacobs.

Alte Brauerei Stegen (Ammersee, Munich) - Personal Exhibition of Tornike Abuladze - music Meditation for Steel Factory (2012) or organ/synth and concrete sounds by Gio Janiashvili.
for video installation Steel Factory (2012) by Tornike Abuladze.

2012

Gallery Vernisage (Tbilisi) - Personal Exhibition of Tornike Abuladze - music Meditation for Steel Factory (2012) or organ/synth and concrete sounds by Gio Janiashvili. for video installation Steel Factory (2012) by Tornike Abuladze.

Royal Festival Hall - South Bank Centre (London) - Festival: Surrogate Cities Exploded! - Electronic music by Gio Janiashvili for the short film Creative Cities.



CONTEMPORARY DANCE:


2011

PAD Mainz (Mainz) - Festival Performance Art Depot - the dance performance Mute Codes (2010) by Marie Brenneis - electronic music from Upatrono Uro: The Hammer WIthout A Master (2009) by Gio Janiashvili.

Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre (London) - a show for BA in dance by Trinity Laban students - music for the performance Angel in A Dream (2010) by Gio Janiashvili .

2010

Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre (London) - the dance performance Mute Codes (2010) 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 (2010) by Marie Brenneis - electronic music from Upatrono Uro: The Hammer WIthout A Master (2009) by Gio Janiashvili.

Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre, Royal Festival Hall Ballroom - South Bank Centre, East 15 Acting School, East 15 Acting School, Metropolitan University and Newham College (London) - during 2010-2011 season - Earl Brown’s December 1952 – A collaborative dance and musical performance directed by Lizzy Kew Ross and Ian Mitchel. Trumpet performance and contribution to musical concepts (and stage design at Laban Theatre) by Gio Janiashvili.



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