Masterclass Reso Kiknadze

Workshop at Reso Kiknadze, Rector of the Tbilisi Conservatory (Georgia), international partner of Saint Louis, on traditional Georgian music.

Friday 17th May 2019
h 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Saint Louis via baccina, 47

Credits for academic courses: 1/3 CFA

Free admission (booking is required).

Reso Kiknadze (1960, Tbilisi) studied classical philology at Tbilisi State University.
He played saxophone in the Georgian TV Big Band and Conservatory Jazz Quintet, performing at various festivals in Tbilisi, Tallin, Vilnius, etc.
He studied composition with Michael Shugliashvili, composition and traditional music Georgiana at the Tbilisi State Consevatoire and was a member of the Anchiskhati Cathedral Choir in Tbilisi. He also studied composition with Friedhel Doehl at the Music Academy in Lübeck and electroacoustic music with Dirk Reith.

In 1992-94 he was part of the 'Nuova Sonanza' improvisation ensemble, collaborating with "tatoeba - theater dance grotesque", a traditional German-Japanese dance company. Since 2000 she has collaborated with TanzOrt Nord, a contemporary dance company in Lübeck. In 2002 you created the 'Resolution Group', an electroacoustic music improvisation ensemble. In 2007 you co-organized the 'close encounters' Swiss-Georgian festival.
He is currently Professor of Electroacoustic Music at Ilia State University in Tbilisi in Georgia and the Rector of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire.

He has played as a saxophonist and electronic musician all over the world. He is composer and co-author of multiple dance, visual arts, poetry, cinema and theater projects. Among the films he worked on: Gzajvaredini (Crossroad) 1991 dir. Levan Kitia, Khakhvis cremlebi (Onion Tears) 2002 dir, Levan Glonti - screened at BGS Georgian Film Festival 2005, Shin da ukan (Home And Back) 2004 Dir. Levan Glonti, Das Elternhaus (Parents' House) 2005 Dir. Hening Timm , Guchis dgheebi (Street Days) 2010 Dir. Levan Koguashvili (at the opening of the second BGS Georgian Film Festival) and Jim Shvanthe (Salt for Svaneti) 1930, dir. Mikhail Kalatozov which got its World premiere at the second BGS Film Festival.