Mamisashvili, Nodar (b. November 15, 1930, Tbilisi). Georgian composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, piano, and electroacoustic works that have been successfully performed in Asia and Europe; he is also an influential inventor, teacher and theorist.
Prof. Mamisashvili graduated in composition from the V. Saradjishvili State Conservatory (under Andrey Balanchivadze) in 1956. Since 1962, he has been Professor of Composition at the same academy.
He is the creator of the complex system Holophonie (1980), which consists of scientific processes such as ‘musical system three-phase composition,’ pioneered in 1978 (which he uses in his own music). He also discovered the harmony of Georgian church songs and the properties of the Georgian orthodox bell (1987).
Among his numerous inventions are apparatuses dealing with the warming and information charging of water (1983), the rehabilitation of energy information (1986) and the determination of energy and bio-resonance fields (1992), and bio-resonance pendulums (1985) and a computer dealing with the natural expressions of humans through all artistic mediums (1993).
Prof. Mamisashvili is vice-president of the National Academy, a corresponding member of the Engineering Academy and president of the Holostudio, and has been awarded as one of Georgia’s “honored cultural workers.” He has been a member of the Georgian Composers Union since 1956 (becoming a board member in 1973 and serving as chairman in 1990-91) and was a member of the Soviet Union Composers Union from 1959-90.
His works have been performed in Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, the USA, and the UK, and recorded in the countries of the former Soviet Union. In addition to the works listed below, he has composed numerous scores for film and stage.
Street address: Prof. Nodar Mamisashvili, Kazbegiy St. 20A, Tbilisi 380077, Georgia
Telephone: + 0995 3239 1895
STAGE: Three Keys (ballet), 1963; Boaster Hare (children’s opera), 1965; Khorumi (ballet), 2000
ORCHESTRAL: Fantasy, piano, orchestra, 1955; Tales (symphonic fantasy), 1956; Ice Obelisk (symphonic picture), 1959; In Guria (watercolor), 1961; Concerto, oboe, orchestra, 1961; Small Suite, small orchestra, 1961; Concerto, trumpet, orchestra, 1962; Three Pieces, small orchestra, 1963; Piano Concerto No. 1, 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, wind ensemble, small orchestra, 1979; Symphony No. 2, The Man Gives Us Peace, mixed chorus, orchestra, 1986; Symphony No. 4, Spectrums, 1990; Concerto No. 3, piano, small orchestra, 1992; Symphony No. 6, Cain’s Sons, 1993; Image, small orchestra, 1993; Piano Concerto No. 4, 2001
CHAMBER MUSIC: Two Pieces, violin, piano, 1962; Two Pieces, ensemble (9 players), 1964; 6 Miniatures, string quartet, 1964; Three Pieces, cello, piano, 1965; Three Pieces, harp, 1966; Concertino, string quartet, piano, 1972; Triptych, violin, piano, 1987; Sonata, violin, piano, 1993; Triplex, violin, cello, piano, 1994; Virtual (inconstant, seeming) Visions, violin, piano, 2002
CHORAL: 9 Moods, 4 male voices, 1953 (also arranged for mixed chorus, 1966); Three Children’s Songs, mixed chorus, 1968; Poem, mixed chorus, 1986; Passions, mixed chorus, 1989; The Blessed Virgin, Rejoice, mixed chorus, 1990
PIANO: Sunrise and Blue Dancers, 1956; 7 Preludes, 1957; 24 Preludes, 1958; Lad from Tavpharavani, 1961; Two Children’s Pieces, piano 4 hands, 1964; Prelude, Chorale and Fugue, 1964; Pioneers’ Concerto, 1964; Improvisation in the Form of Variations, 1970; Three Children’s Pieces, 1970; The Pages of the Lyric Diary, 1979
ORGAN: Demon (poem), 1999
HARPSICHORD: Three Pieces, 1963
ELECTROACOUSTIC: Resonance, 4 tapes, 1982; Symphony No. 1, Dream, large orchestra, tape, 1985; Symphony No. 3, Visions of the Abyss, orchestra, tape, 1989; Symphony No. 5, Triptych, baritone, piano, tapes, 1990
(Last updated on May 20, 2002)