Professor of Music

  • composer and performer, was born 1960 and grown up in Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 1977-82 studied classical philology at the Tbilisi State University (diploma 1982).
  • 1981-90 composition studies under Michael Shugliashvili (1941-1996).
  • 1986-90 studies at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire composition and Georgian traditional music, was a member of the Anchiskhati Cathedral Choir in Tbilisi.
  • 1991 moved to Germany and studied composition under Friedhel Doehl at the Music Academy of Luebeck, also Electroacoustic Music under Dirk Reith, was his assistant at the Electroacoustic Studio of the Music Academy of Luebeck.
  • 1992 – 94 member of the improvisation ensemble ‘Nuova Sonanza’, collaboration with “tatoeba – theatre dance grotesque.
  • 1998 – 2011 teacher at the Electroacoustic Music Studio of the Music Academy of Luebeck.
  • Since 2000 – 2005 – collaboration with TanzOrt Nord, a contemporary dance company; founded and led ‘Resolution Group’, a free electroacoustic improvisation ensemble.
  • 2005 took part and since 2007 co-organising the Swiss-Gerogian contemporary music
  • festival ‘close encounters’.
  • Currently:
  • – performing all over the world both as saxophone-player and computer musician in various formations of jazz, contemporary music, free improvisation;
  • – composer and coauthor of many projects with dance, visual arts, poetry, theatre, cinema;
  • – lectures and master classes in electroacoustic music, composition, improvisation, jazz etc.

Scientific interests / research interests

  • Experimental Music
  • Composition
  • Improvisation
  • Computer Music
  • Interactive Musical Models

„Micheil Shugliashvili – ein persönlicher Blick auf den „georgischen Xenakis“

Zeitschr. NOTA BENE, Boosey&Hawkes kiknaZe_Shugliashvili_v04.pdf

„Zu Micheil Shugliashvilis POLYCHRONIA für Orchester (1978, UA)“

Programmheft von Musikprotokoll, Graz, 2019

ოთხი მინიატურა ალტფლეიტის, ვიოლინოსა და კონტრაბასისთვის

გამომცემლობა PWN, ვარშავა, 2018

ISMN 979-0-801574-96-1

„საქართველო მუსიკაში / მუსიკა საქართველოში“

ჟურნ. „თორმეტი“ kiknaZe-saqarTvelo musikaSi.pdf

„DÉJÀ ENTENDU“ კრებულში „მუსიკალური ალმანახი“

თბილისის სახელმწიფო კონსერვატორიის გამომცემლობა, 2017

ISMN 979-0-802100-87-9

„Kontakion / კონდაკი – psalm pochwały prawości

Pro Georgia. Journal of Kartvelological Studies.University of Warsaw. 26(2016) 285-298.

ISSN: 1230-1604.

„ირაკლი ჩარკვიანი“

წიგნიდან “ამბავი მეფეზე“

ISBN: 978-9941-0-6425-8 kiknaZe-irakli Carkviani.pdf”

„ხმაური და ხმოვანება“

ქესჟ: მუსიკისმცდოდნეობა და კულტუროლოგია, 2009

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  • Introductory Course of Electroacoustic Music (BA) – every semester
  • Computer Music In Practice (BA) – every second semester
  • Electronic Composition (BA) – every second semester
  • History And Aesthetics Of Electroacoustic Music (BA) – every second semester
  • Music Programming (BA) – every second semester
  • Live Elevtronics And Interactive Music Models (BA) – every second semester
  • Music Acoustics (BA) – every second semester
  • Electroacoustic Portfolio  (BA) – every graduating semester

Workshops and tuition in Experimental Music, Free Improvisation, Electronics

„Music And Its Boundaries”


„Otophthalmia: The Visible And The Audible“

„Electroacoustic Music“


“Open Lecture by Reso Kiknadze”