Tbilisi Sound Exhibition 2020 / Listening to the City


Sound artists:

David Datunashvili
Sofo Kobidze
Natalia Nebieridze/Nuci Nebieridze
Giorgi Antadze
Irakli Chantladze

Visuals: Zura Tsofurashvili

Within the program of Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, we – Community Radio Tbilisi – as one of the participants have decided to organize a small scale sound exhibition to create a sonic map of the city for other participants and visitors who cannot reach Tbilisi due to Corona restrictions.

We believe that sound encourages our imagination, it raises our creativity and sensitivity and can transmit intense experience of a physical space.

Within the program of Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, we – Community Radio Tbilisi – as one of the participants have decided to organize a small scale sound exhibition to create a sonic map of the city for other participants and visitors who cannot reach Tbilisi due to Corona restrictions.
We believe that sound encourages our imagination, it raises our creativity and sensitivity and can transmit intense experience of a physical space.
We asked five sound and visual artists based in Tbilisi to choose a place or a situation, in Tbilisi city and create a sound composition as a reaction and reflection on this specific spot of the city. There are no limits in terms of length, technique of collecting and composing the sound. We let the artists freely express their thoughts towards the place
The final outcome is presented as a collection of sound works, united by the photo and video materials created by the visual artist Zura Tsofurashvili.

David Datunashvili – 9 April Park (Alexander Park)
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Based on the idea of the exhibition, the artist decided to pick one particular spot in Tbilisi where he often happens to be. That spot is April 9 Park. In the composition, David attempted to combine the natural sounds of the park with his musical ideas.

Giorgi Antadze – Railway Station Tevdore Mgvdeli St./Abastumani St. crossing point
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Location is near Tbilisi railway station Tevdore Mgvdeli St. and Abastumani St. crossing point. The artists created field recordings with his phone, walking through nearby streets, observing people and just going where sound was leading. Then he made a few more frequencies out of them at his home studio in Okrokana, where I spend most of my time.

We asked five sound and visual artists based in Tbilisi to choose a place or a situation, in Tbilisi city and create a sound composition as a reaction and reflection on this specific spot of the city. There are no limits in terms of length, technique of collecting and composing the sound. We let the artists freely express their thoughts towards the place.

Natalia Nebieridze, Nuci Nebieridze / Infinite Fractions – Outdoor Markets – Navtlukhi, Samgori
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Navtlukhi Market – Area full of unorganized, scattered, spontaneous events – Space as a nonspace, as an abstract environment – place as chaos – noise as a manifestation – trading, selling, buying – occasional interactions – disposable relations.

The work “Infinite Fractions” is an experimental collaboration between sisters that have never interacted with each other in their creative process, even though both have been interested in sonic materials for various reasons. This collaboration opens a new and challenging juxtaposition for both Artists to observe, compare and create…

Sopho Kobidze – Daniel Chonqadze #14 and Kostava #43 (Taken from ‘Hidden Tbilisi’ tour-guide by historian Tamar Tavadze)
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‘Hidden Tbilisi’ is a tour-guide to Tbilisi’s historical districts that explores the city’s architecture, its historical planning, the tour guides in Tbilisi are conducted by the
historian Tamar Tavadze.
In the audio recording, you will listen to one of Hidden Tbilisi’s tour guides telling the story of 1914’s architectural contest, conducted by the consulate of Tbilisi. The contest was held to
reveal the best facades of modern style (Art Nouveau) in the city. The winner frontages of this contest one can now see on the buildings in central parts of Tbilisi, such as Rustaveli Avenue, Kostava and Chonkadze streets.

The final outcome is presented as a collection of sound works, united by the photo and video materials created by the visual artist Zura Tsofurashvili.

Irakli Chantladze – Mushtaidi Park
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Mushtaidi Park, built in the 19th century by the Iranian refugees with personal (living close by) motives, has with time turned into an open public space. Despite the fact, that the park was owned by various individuals throughout the years, it has maintained the character of the place for gathering, having fun, wandering, holding open theatres, concerts, festivals, bars, and carnivals.


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