Photo: Koka Nikoladze
Mariam Gviniashvili performs a concert consisting of two parts - a live electroacoustic performance of pieces from 2020-2022 and the world premiere of RUINS, a fixed-media audiovisual work specially commissioned for NEW VISIONS - the Henie Onstad Triennial for Photography and New Media.
Music has followed Mariam Gviniashvili through her life since early childhood. Growing up in eastern Georgia, she sang and played piano, and gradually found her feet as a creative composer and visual artist while studying composition in Tbilisi.
Now based in Oslo, Norway, Gviniashvili works as an ambitious and innovative sound artist and composer – combining electronics, electroacoustics and 3D aural technology with dance and live performance to penetrate deep into the physical and emotional essence of sound and space.
Through her subject matter, her compositions display a curiosity about the world and society – from distractions during online meetings in the piece DAYDREAMING (2022), to the viral patterns in DECONSTRUCTION (2020). Other works explore the Syrian war, a globally-sourced collection of songs and prayers and a river soundscape in Oslo.
Gviniashvili’s music has appeared at festivals all over the world – the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival (USA), BEAST FEaST (UK), Transitions at CCRMA (USA), ICMC (Korea), Mixtur Festival (Spain), ARD Hoerspieltage (Germany), Ars Electronica (Austria), Klingt Gut (Germany), Heroines of Sound (Germany) and Ultima Festival (Norway).