Reso Kiknadze (1960, Tbilisi) studied classical philology at the Tbilisi State University (diploma 1982, played saxophone in the Georgian TV Big Band and the Conservatory Jazz Quintet, performing at various festivals in Tbilisi, Tallin, Vilnius, etc…
1981-90 composition studies under Michael Shugliashvili. 1986-90 Tbilisi Consevatory studying composition and Georgian traditional music, member of the Anchiskhati Cathedral Choir in Tbilisi. 1991 studied composition under Friedhel Doehl at the Music Academy, Lübeck. Also Electroacoustic music under Dirk Reith.
1992-94 member of the improvisation ensemble ‘Nuova Sonanza’, collaboration with “tatoeba – theatre dance grotesque”, a German-Japanese contemporary dance company. Since 2000 has collaborated with TanzOrt Nord, a contemporary dance company in Lübeck. 2002 founded ‘Resolution Group’, a free electroacoustic improvisation ensemble. 2007 co-organised the Swiss-Georgian contemporary music festival ‘close encounters’.
Currently professor for Electroacoustic Music at the Ilia State University in Tbilisi, and rector of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. Have performed as saxophonist and computer musician all over the world. Composer and coauthor of many projects with dance, visual arts, poetry, theatre and cinema. Film nclude Gzajvaredini (Crossroad) 1991 dir. Levan Kitia, Khakhvis cremlebi (Onion Tears) 2002 dir, Levan Glonti – shown at the 2005 BGS Georgian Film Festival, 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 (which opened the 2nd BGS Georgian Film Festival) and Jim Shvanthe (Salt for Svaneti) 1930, dir. Mikhail Kalatozov given it’s World premiere at the 2nd BGS Film Festival.
Special thank to Levan Kherkheulidze.