(b. 15 November 1930, Tbilisi).
Georgian composer of mostly orchestral, chamber, choral, and piano works that have been performed in Asia and Europe; he is also active as an inventor and theorist.
Prof. Mamisashvili studied composition with Andria Balanchivadze at the Conservatory of Music in Tbilisi, where he graduated in 1956.
Among his honours is recognition as an Honoured Cultural Worker of Georgia. His music has been performed in Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, the USA, and the UK.
As an inventor, he developed several apparatuses dealing with the loading of information into water and the warming of water in 1983, the rehabilitation of energy information in 1986 and the determination of bioresonance and energy fields in 1992, as well as bioresonance pendulums in 1985 and a computer interacting with the natural expressions of humans via all artistic media in 1993.
As a theorist, he created the complex system Holophonie in 1980, which consists of scientific processes such as musical system three-phase composition, pioneered in 1978. He also discovered the harmony of the church songs of Georgia and the properties of the bell of the Georgian Orthodox Church in 1987.
Prof. Mamisashvili is also active in other positions. He has served as vice-president of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences in Tbilisi and as president of the Holostudio. In addition, he has served as a member of the board of directors of the Georgian Composers Union in Tbilisi since 1973 and served as its chair in 1990–91.
He has taught as Professor of Composition at the Conservatory of Music in Tbilisi since 1962.
In addition to the works listed below, he has composed numerous scores for films and stage productions.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Three Keys (ballet), 1963
Boaster Hare (opera for children), 1965
Khorumi (ballet), 2000
Fantasy, piano, orchestra, 1955
Tales (symphonic fantasy), 1956
Ice Obelisk (symphonic picture), 1959
In Guria (watercolour), 1961
Concerto, oboe, orchestra, 1961
Little Suite, small orchestra, 1961
Concerto, trumpet, orchestra, 1962
Three Pieces, small orchestra, 1963
Concerto No. 1, piano, orchestra, 1964
Impression and Blue Dancers (symphonic drawing), 1966
Concertino, violin, small orchestra, 1967
Two Pieces, 1971
Solemn Overture, 1972
Concerto No. 2, piano, small orchestra, 1973
High Ravine (symphonic drawing), 1976
Concerto, symphonic band, small orchestra, 1979
Symphony No. 1, 'Dream', large orchestra, fixed media, 1985
Symphony No. 2, 'The Man Who Gives Us Peace', mixed chorus, orchestra, 1986
Symphony No. 3, 'Visions of the Abyss', orchestra, fixed media, 1989
Symphony No. 4, 'Spectra', 1990
Concerto No. 3, piano, small orchestra, 1992
Symphony No. 6, 'Cain's Sons', 1993
Image, small orchestra, 1993
Concerto No. 4, piano, orchestra, 2001
Two Pieces, violin, piano, 1962
Two Pieces, 9 players, 1964
Six Miniatures, string quartet, 1964
Three Pieces, cello, piano, 1965
Three Pieces, harp, 1966
Concertino, piano, string quartet, 1972
Triptych, violin, piano, 1987
Sonata, violin, piano, 1993
Triplex, violin, cello, piano, 1994
Virtual (inconstant, seeming) Visions, violin, piano, 2002
Nine Moods, 4 male voices, 1953 (also version for mixed chorus, 1966)
Three Songs for Children, mixed chorus, 1968
Poem, mixed chorus, 1986
Passions, mixed chorus, 1989
The Blessed Virgin, Rejoice, mixed chorus, 1990
Symphony No. 5, 'Triptych', baritone, piano, fixed media, 1990
Sunrise and Blue Dancers, 1956
Seven Preludes, 1957
24 Preludes, 1958
Lad from Tavparavani, 1961
Two Pieces for Children, piano 4 hands, 1964
Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, 1964
Pioneers' Concerto, 1964
Improvisation in the Form of Variations, 1970
Three Pieces for Children, 1970
Pages from a Lyrical Diary, 1979
Daemon (poem), 1999
Three Pieces, 1963
Resonance, fixed media, 1982