THE LIVING COMPOSERS PROJECT  

Nodar Mamisashvili

(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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address (c/o his student Maka [Maya] Virsaladze): mavilumka@hotmail.com

SELECT LIST OF WORKS

STAGE:

Three Keys (ballet), 1963

Boaster Hare (opera for children), 1965

Khorumi (ballet), 2000

ORCHESTRAL:

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

CHAMBER MUSIC:

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

CHORAL:

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

VOCAL:

Symphony No. 5, 'Triptych', baritone, piano, fixed media, 1990

PIANO:

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

ORGAN:

Daemon (poem), 1999

HARPSICHORD:

Three Pieces, 1963

ELECTROACOUSTIC:

Resonance, fixed media, 1982