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2017



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


"__________" - Duration: 43' 00

• "__________" - Duration: 38' 00

2016


"__________" - For large orchestra. Duration: 14' 00


"__________" - For piano. Duration: 12' 00


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


2015


EXIT YOUR FLESH! AFTER WILLIAM BLAKE
- Multimedia Spectacle. Duration: 65' 00
Premiered at the ShapeShifter Lab (New York City) on April 23, 2015. Also presented at the Spectrum (New York CIty) on May 14, 2016.
Georgian premiere at the FEST I NOVA' 17 at Art Villa Garikula (Akhalkalaki,Georgia).




Electronic / Concrete Music for Nervous Magic Lantern – Live 3D cinema projection by Ken Jacobs. Duration: 16' 15
Performed at the festival Summer of Robot: 10 Years of Art, Music and Love at Secret Project Robot: Art Experiment (New York City, 2015)


The last movement from EXIT YOUR FLESH! - For video art and electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 15’ 30


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

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

• "__________" - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 22' 00



2014


MUFFLING FOG - AFTER MARTIN HEIDEGGER
- Multimedia Concert - For piano, sound and video art. Duration: 45' 00
The World Premiere (Tbilisi, Georgia): 19 November 2014 - Festival Tbilisi 2014: Contemporary Music Evenings at Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall. The US (New York City) Premiere: 10 June 2015 - Either/OR Ensemble's 10th Annual Spring Festival of Contemporary Music at Speyer Hall, University Settlement, New York, US.




Waiting For … – For string quartet or for viola quartet. Duration: 13' 00
Performed by Riviola Quartet at the Chapel of King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College (London, 2015).


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
Presented at the exhibition of Tornike Abuladze at Alte Brauerei Stegen (Munich) in 2015.

MIRROR - For video art and electronic music. Single channel video. Stereo sound.Duration: 03’ 30

2013

LIFE IS REAL ONLY THEN, WHEN I AM - Multimedia Music-Theatre/Opera - For baritone, flute, trombone, cello, piano, video projection, sound, lighting. Duration: 42' 00
Premiere: 13 September 2013 - 4pm - Blackheath Halls - London, UK.



DEMONSTRATION FOR SIX GROUPS – The musical performance for a leader/performer with megaphone and unspecified number of unspecified instruments in six groups surrounding the audience. The work was developed for the Trinity Laban Fourth Plinth Performance for exhibition Fourth Plinth: Contemporary Monument at ICA Theatre, The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Duration: 05' 00




THE ANTIGONE PROJECT: AFTER SOPHOCLES:

1 - After Antigone's Death - Sound installation. Stereo sound. Optional visual Installation. Duration: 13 minutes
German premiere: sound gallery Ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen (Berlin) - 30th of July, 6th of August, 13th of August, 2017.
World premiere: King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) - 8th of February, 2013.
The sound installation was also exhibited at the  Ketevan Matabeli's Retrospective Exhibition at the Georgian National Museum, D. Shevardnadze National Gallery (Tbilisi, Georgia) in 2015 - Curator: Ketevan Kintsurashvili. Designer: David Janiashvili. Composer: Gio Janiashvili.

2 - Ritual After Antigone - For six voices and live electronics. Duration: 04'15 minutes
German premiere as a sound installation at sound gallery Ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen (Berlin) - 30th of July, 6th of August, 13th of August, 2017.

3 - After Antigone  - For voice, live electronics, electronic and concrete sounds. Duration: 05' 08 
World premiere: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) - voice and electronics: G. Janiashvili - 8th of February, 2013.





NON - CONFROMIST OBJECT - A sound Installation for electronic/concrete sounds and quadraphonic sound system. Duration: 06' 00
The US premiere at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2015. UK premiere at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, 2013).

Excerpts:


The Piano Book – For piano. Duration. 12' 00


Prelude I – For prepared piano. Duration: 02' 53


Prelude II – For prepared piano. Duration: 02' 04

World: A Song of Ungar - For tenor, string orchestra and tape. Duration: 06' 45


Suck Me – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 15'00


Noise Dance: The Eruption of the Monster of Dust – For electronic/concrete sounds Duration: 13' 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:
The whole TRIPTYCH was premiered at Spectrum (New York City, 2014).

EK-STASIS – For piano. Duration: 32' 30
The world premiere was held at SPECTRUM (New York City, 2014) - Piano: Maria Nemtsova.

Studio of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, 2013:



INFINITY OF SPACE – For electronic/concrete sounds and quadraphonic sound system. Duration: 19' 00
The UK premiere was held at Blackheath Halls (London, 2012). The US premiere was held at SPECTRUM (New York City, 2014).

Excerpts:



INVOCATION
- For piano. Duration: 17' 30
The world premiere was held at Blackheath Halls (London, 2012). The US premiere was held at SPECTRUM (New York City, 2014) - PIano: Maria Nemtsova.

Live at Spectrum NYC, 2014:




Hallucination: after Alban Berg – For flute, Bb clarinet, piano, violin, cello. Duration: 06' 45

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

Presented at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London) in 2013. It was axhibited as part of the exhibition MAELSTROM: Franz Marc, German Expressionism and Modernism in Georgia - Multidisciplinary Research Within the Exhibition Environment (2015) at Georgian National Museum's D.Shevardnadze National Gallery (Tbilisi) at Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema and Choreography (Tbilisi) in 2017.




We Are Getting Nowhere (dedicated to John Cage) –for laptop live electronics. Duration: 23 minutes in two parts.
Premiered at Festival Out of the Cage: Celebrating 100th Anniversary of John Cage at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in (London, 2012).

Energetica - For trumpet and electronics. Duration: 05’ 37
Premiered by G. Janiashvil (Trumpet and electronic) at Trinity Laban (London, 2012).


OUT IN THE SPACES (2012) For video art and electronic music. 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 
The first performance/workshop was held at Blackheath Halls (London, 2011) - performed by Trinity laban Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tilbrook.
The Georgian premiere was held at the Tsinandal Awards at Bassiani (Tbilisi, 2015) - Performed by G. Janiashvili (Megaphone) and Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nikoloz Rachveli. Braodcasted nationally by IMEDI Television Channel.




Transcendental 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
Premiered at Trinity Laban (London, 2011) - Cello: Austen Scully, Clarinet: William Scott, Electronics and direction of improvisation: G. Janiashvili

Excerpts:



Chant – For soprano saxophone, tape and live electronics. Duration: 05’ 35
Premiered at Trinity Laban in London, 2011. Saxophone: Gerard McChrystal

Chant: Improvised version - Soprano saxophone, duduk, electronics. Duration: variable / approx 22' 00 
Premiered at ICA , The Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, 2011) - soprano saxophone: William Scott, duduk and electronics: G. Janiashvili.

Prelude – For cello and live electronics. Duration: 03’ 52
Premiered at the Transcedental Performance by G. Janiashvili at Trinity Laban (London, 2013) - cello: Austen Scully, electronics: G. Janiashvili.

Caucasian Ornament Dedicated to Diego Ghymers – For piano. Duration: 08’ 35
1st Version with sections of polyphonic improvisations. 2nd Version without improvisations.
Premiered at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2011 at final piano recital for Master's Degree of Diego Ghymers.



Beyond Zona dedicated to Andrey Tarkovsky – For piano and tape. Duration: 04’ 56
Premiered at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, 2011) - Piano: Chi-Ling Lok


Lullaby – For piano. Duration: 01' 00
Premiered at the St. Lawrence Jewry (London, 2011)

To Those Pink Peaches – For SATB Chorus. Text by Galakation Tabidze. Duration: 04’00
Commisioned and workshoped by London COMA Voices at Trinity Laban (London, 2011)


Nostalgia – For orchestra. Duration: 07'00

Performance for Piano & Megaphone (2011) – The improvisation for piano, voice and megaphone. Duration: Variable
Premiered at Trinity Laban (London, 2011) - Performer: G. Janiashvili

SACRIFICE - THE STATIC DRAMA (2011, 2012, 2016) - The multimedia installation for the Georgian National Exhibition at the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance
Design and Space
(Prague, 2011) and also presented at the Festival ARTISTERIUM 5: Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition and Art Events (Tbilisi, 2012) and at the Georgian National Museum S. Janiashia Museum of Georgia as part of the project I See WIth My Fingers (Tbilisi, 2016).




Psychotic Drama - For electronic/concrete sounds and video art. Duration: 15' 00

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




2010

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

Premiered at Blackheath Halls in London, 2010. Solo viola: Rivka Golani, Trinity Laban Sinfonieta conducted by Nic Pendlebury, Electronics: G. Janiashvili

Full Recording:



TRANSFORMATION: Performance Art for Pianist - Dedicated to Diego Ghymers - for amplified piano, tape and lighting. Duration: 08' 00
Premiered at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2010 - Performer: Diego Ghymers. Direction: Gio Janiashvil.

Full Recording - Live at Trinity Laban:



String Quartet - Quasi Variations In Three Movements - For string quartet (III movement with tape).
II Movement dedicated to Anton Webern. Duration: 15’ 40
Recorded by Billroth Quartet at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance ( London, 2010).

Recording of 1st Movement - Billroth Quartet: Francisco Jimeno Yepes (Violin), Tom Newell (Violin), Simon Ballard(Viola), James Greenfield (Cello).
Recorded at Trinity Laban Studio (London, 2010) :



Angel in a Dream - For harp, tape and live electronics. Duration: 5' 30
Premiered by Verity Thirkettle (harp) and G. Janiashvili (electronics) at Trinity Laban (London, 2010).


Composition For Chamber Ensemble – For flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, b. clarinet, 
perc., 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass. Duration: 10’
00
Workshopped by Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group conducted by Gregory Rose at Trinity Laban (London, 2010).


Abstraction – For piano. Duration: 01' 40
 
 




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

The world (UK) premiere at Theatre Shunt in 2010, London




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- For video art and electronic music. Single channel video. Stereo sound . Duration: 12’ 00
Premiered at Rude Health Concert Series 2011 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London)

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


2009


Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without A Master – For piano and electronics. Duration 21’ 00

The World premier of the work was held at Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall in 2009 (Tbilisi, Georgia) - Piano: Jemal Tavadze; electronic: G. Janiashvili.
The UK premiere was held Theatre Shunt - performed by Diego Ghymers (PIano) and Gio Janiashvili (Electronics) twice on 20th and 21st of September 2009 (London).
T he work was also perfomed by Diego Ghymers at his Master's Degree recital at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in in 2010 (London).
The electronic music from the third movement of Upatrono Uro: The Hammer Without a Master was choreographed in dance performances by British choreographer and visual artist Marie Brenneis in 2010. The performance entitled as Mute Codes was held at Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre in London. The performance entitled as Anarchy was held at Gallery 10 Gales in London. The dance performances Mute Codes and Anarchy were also performed at the festival Performance Art Depot (Pad) in Mainz, Germany in 2011.

Excerpts - MIDI Version:



Incomplete Low Quality Video - Piano: Diego Ghymers. Electronics: G. Janiashvili - Theatre Shunt, London, 2009:



Electronic Music From UPATRONO URO: The Hammer Without a Master by G. Janiashvili. Duration 09' 00

Excerpts:
Video on left: Mute Codes - The dance performance at Laban Bonnie Bird Theatre (23 June 2010, London). Also performed at Performance Art Depot (Mainz 2011).
Video on right: Anarchy - The dance performance at Gallery 10 Gales (14 May 2010, London).
Choreography and Costume Design by Marie BrenneisPerformers: Debra Di Centa, Kirsty Errington, Masha Gurina.




TRILOGY TAKE A TRAIN: I - TAKE A TRAIN, II - BAD WEATHER, III - TRAIN - For video art and electronic/concrete music.
Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Total Duration: 32 minutes.
The whole trilogy was premiered at Theatre Shunt in 2010 (London). Also was screened at Rude Health Concert Series 2010 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London).



• TAKE A TRAIN EXTENDED EXPERIENCE - For video art and electronic/concrete music. Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 24' 13

Fortune Teller (2009) - The performance art and live sound installation project for the festival Harmony of the Spheres (London, November, 2009) and sound installation project for the festival Time and Space (London, October, 2009), held at the Camera Obscura of The Royal Obervatory of Greenwich (London).


Take A Train And Go Nowhere – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 24’ 13


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


Sacred 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


2008

Toccata - For piano. Duration: 04’ 00
Premiered at the Festival Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings at Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall in Tbilisi, 2008.
Also Performed at the Tbilsi State Conservatoire Grand Hall in Tbilisi, 2008 - piano: Giorgi Mikadze;
at the recitals of pianist Konstantin Gesinsky at St. Lawrence Jewery and Trinity Laban Conservaoite of Music and Dance (London 2012).
at the recital fo pianist Maria Nemtsova at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, 2012).

WE ARE GETTING BURNED - For vidoe art and concrete sounds. Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 03’ 22
Premiered at the Festival Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings, at Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall (Tbilisi, Georgia)




IMPRISONED BIRDS - For vidoe art and concrete sounds. Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 08’ 19
Premiered at the Festival Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings, at Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall (Tbilisi, Georgia)


AT NIGHT IN THE ROOM - For vidoe art and concrete sounds. Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 02’ 40
Premiered at the Festival Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings, at Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall (Tbilisi, Georgia)


SOS – For vidoe art and concrete sounds. Single channel video. Stereo Sound. Duration: 03’ 17
Premiered at the Festival Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings, at Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall (Tbilisi, Georgia)


Something Is Wrong - For piano and electronic sounds. Duration: 05’ 40



Prayer - For piano and live amplified or taped voice. Duration: 07’ 10


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


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


Black Bird - Electronic Music. Duration: 07’ 47
The premiere was held at the Festival Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall (Tbilisi).
Also presented at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall (Tbilisi, 2008).


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


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
Premiered at the Festival Tbilisi 2008: Contemporary Music Evenings at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire Chamber Hall in Tbilisi, 2008 - Piano: Giorgi Mikadze;
at the recitals of pianist Konstantin Gesinsky at St. Lawrence Jewery and Trinity Laban Conservaoite of Music and Dance (London 2012).
at the recital fo pianist Maria Nemtsova at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, 2012).


Sevda
- For piano. Duration: 02' 00


There Is Chaos In The City - For violin, glockenspiel and percussion. Duration: 05’ 00


Childs Walk - For flute and tape. Duration: 04’ 13


Mogoneba (in Eng: "Remember") – For strings, synthesizer and electronic perc. Duration: 3’14


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


Dead Ghost - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 17' 32


What do you want? - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 02' 43


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


Dead Souls Of The People - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 05’ 58


The Real Georgians Are Rolling In There Graves - For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 09’ 30


Why Are You Making It So Difficult? – For electronic/concrete sounds. Duration: 02' 42


• Electronic Music Pieces Dedicated to Civil War in 1990s Tbilisi, Georgia:
The premiere was held at Festival Art-Party at Georgian National Music Centre in 2007 in Tbilisi

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

II - Civil War - For electronic sounds. Duration: 04’ 20

II - 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 Priest vs. Dirty Pigs

IV - Pigs Are Burgling Church

V - Pigs Are Frightened

VI - Pigs are Running From The Church

VII - Pigs Are Dead, Priest is Dead


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


Remembrance - String synthesizer and electronic sounds. Duration: 05'00


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


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