Sound, wall projection.
Duration: 40 minutes @ 6:30 and 7:20
The Areté Venue and Gallery presents Gio Janiashvili’s “THERE IS NO NECESSITY. THERE IS ONLY DESIRE FOR THE SUBLIME“ (2017) for sound and wall projection. The audience is invited to to experience the work twice during the evening.
The artistic practice of the composer Gio (Giorgi) Janiashvili encompasses music, art and performance. His creative output spans solo, chamber, orchestral, vocal, electronic, sound, music-theatre and multimedia compositions; sound, video, performance and installation art.
He staged concerts, multimedia performances and installations worldwide. His works were performed and exhibited at such concert halls, theatres, museums, and galleries as Southbank Centre, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Laban Theatre, Blackheath Halls, The Royal Observatory in London; Abrons Arts Centre, Speyer Hall in New York City; The Georgian National Museum – Museum of Georgia, The National Gallery, The National Music Centre, Tbilisi State Conservatoire in Tbilisi; Nostitz Palace, The National Gallery in Prague; and etc.
Gio Janiashvili is a recipient of commissions for the Georgian National Exhibition at the 12th Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space; from a violist Rivka Golani; CoMA Voices; City Lit London; Goethe-Institut; Trinity Laban; and etc. His works were presented at the music, art and performance festivals in the USA, UK, EU and Georgia: Either/Or Ensemble 10th Annual Spring Festival of Contemporary Music, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Surrogate Cities Exploded!, Impossible Brilliance: The Music of Conlon Nancarrow, Tbilisi Contemporary Music Evenings, Artisterium V,
Fest I Nova’ 17, and etc.
Gio Janiashvili was born in Tbilisi, Georgia. He received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in composition from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, and resides in New York City.