GIO JANIASHVILI

   

 

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The composer Gio (Giorgi) Janiashvili (*1989) incorporates into his practice acoustic and electronic music, performance, sound, video and multimedia installation. Through the compositional process he examines the states of mind (trance, ecstasy, daydreaming, unconsciousness, boredom, etc.), the behaviour of the nervous system, and reflects upon life, death and human culture. He was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, and resides in New York. He holds a bachelor's and a master’s degrees in composition from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London.

Gio Janiashvili has staged concerts, multimedia performances and installations internationally. 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; Prisco Haus in Munich; Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt; Georgian National Museum - Museum of Georgia, The National Gallery, the National Music Centre and the Tbilisi State Conservatoire in Tbilisi; 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, 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 Leverhulme Trust Scholarship, Beatrice Taylor Scholarship, Trinity Laban Scholarship, TCL Scholarship, 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, etc. He has given seminars at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and at the Trinity Laban in London.

 

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