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Mariam Gviniashvili

Mariam Gviniashvili is an Oslo-based composer and sound artist originally from the country of Georgia. Her current focus is on multichannel electronics and investigating the role of spatiality in composition. Her artistic practice extends to audiovisual and interactive sound-art works, live improvisation as well as collaboration with performers.

Mariam completed her Master’s studies in acoustic composition at Tbilisi State Conservatoire (TSC), one year of music production studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH) and a year of electroacoustic music composition at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest (LFZE) under Andrea Szigetvári. She acquired a second Master's degree in Music Performance Technology and Electroacoustic Composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2020 under prof. Natasha Barrett.

Mariam has worked in residence in the studios of EMS (Stockholm), EMPAC (New York) and The Cube, Virginia Tech (Virginia). Her music has been presented internationally at concerts and festivals, including New-York Electroacoustic Music Festival, BEAST FEaST, Transitions concert series at CCRMA, ICMC, Cube Fest, Mixtur Festival, Klingt Gut, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival and Prix Ars Electronica (honorary mention) among others.

She is a nominee of EDVARD-prisen 2021 for her electroacoustic work Perihelion.