Monday, December 13, 2010

POWER OF IMAGINATION

Project THE UNITED WORLD MUSICAL MESSAGES is a fusion of ancient melodies, cutting-edge modern electronic and tribal rhythms with influences from the entire World, because I truly believe that values of all cultures will share the future on this beautiful planet! When I was a kid, while reading tribal epoch legends and ancient stories in grandpa's library, I began to hear music (like a movie soundtracks). There are a real bridges between people and lifestyles! More we know the past, the better our future will be! Ancient musical rituals can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor to an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon, or a concept. Georgian polyphony demonstrates the impossible - a harmonic balance in the presence of dissonance! Music makes us stronger and more sensitive to others, because all beings are important in a global orchestra! It's so difficult to pass the first impression of the ancient melody, because our minds are constantly trying to find different interpretations of the same phenomenon. We can't escape the emotional waves of Creativity and only hard work gives the desired results!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

DAY & NIGHT RECORDS MUSIC CATALOG

Single CABLE CAR SONG (dedicated to San Francisco)



Album SECOND VISION



It happens pretty seldom nowadays, when one has possibility to listen to an album up to the end in a one listening session. There is always something in between to interrupt the process. But the melodies of this album have a very special feature; they capture your attention from the very beginning and lead you in a very powerful way through all the telephone calls, running minor problems and "musts", like sounds of a Pans flute have probably attracted all the inhabitants of the Hellenic forest to its captivating source... This roughly 45 minutes album consists of 19 pieces interacting in a perfect harmony and building up the main album conception, beautiful combination of some nostalgic, romantic feelings, full of a gentle and intelligent thoughts. The first 3 pieces "Tamsi", "Thinking of You" and "Sonnet" create very nice intro to the whole project. The next part, that includes the compositions "Grapes Plant", "Mother", "Father", "Stream" and "Home", it's a charming cordial story about the land of the origin. But is it somehow connected to any geographic point? Can we, going deeper through the sounds sometimes slightly, sometimes strongly colored in sort of a folk fragrance, guess, where to place this land geographically? But at the very moment you do understand - it lies nowhere on the Earth. This is a land inside of us; it's a homeland of our own Childhood, where all of us are coming from and where we can find ourselves again - in this case - with a magical power of music! The main and the biggest part of the album contains "Aristocrats", "London", "Song for Vera", "Fretless Blues", "Direct Manner", "Privilege", "Dream" and "Changi". In between there is a nice composition "Don't Surrender", a bridge, that joins the recollections of a childhood with a kaleidoscope of a relatively recent remembrances! until "First Snow". And here two lines of Chuang-Tzu are coming to my mind: "If you have stepped on rime this morning, it means, hard ice is coming soon!". What can bring the relief than? The up coming spring, maybe? Or the reminiscence of a spring, of the childhood or the in most afterglows? You can probably find an answer in a beautiful trailing composition, transparently called "Reminiscence". And finally to put all that shortly: EXCELLENT, MEDITATIVE, WARM-HEARTED and AFFECTIONATE! Highly recommended for everybody, who considers himself an aristocrat in spirit!
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BIOGRAPHY

George Kharabadze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia on July 13, 1954 into a traditional musical family. Parents start to teach him history and theory of international music.



At age of 6 he started piano lessons, of 7 - vocal lessons at prestige Gnesinikh school professors Boris Tevlin and Klavdi Ptitsa classes in Moscow. In 1963 he won in Nationwide singing competition sponsored by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and performed like a Laureate in Grand Kremlin Palace, Bolshoi Theater and other famous stages with Soviet Union State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Emil Khachaturian.



First concert.



Laureate Medal, Kremlin, November 1963.







Kremlin, November 1963.




Tbilisi Sport Palace, 1964.


1968 - 1970 he is a soloist of very first in Georgia junior orchestra called Mertskhali and performed on Central Soviet TV and Eurovision.

Very first in Georgia junior band THE MERTSKHALI, 1968.



First Intervision and Evrovision musical event, 1968.

1971 - 1979 he is a soloist of Georgian State University Orchestra (Conductors: Enry Lolashvili, Nugzar Edilashvili & Boris Tbileli).

Tbilisi Grand Concert Hall, 1977.

In 1978 he performed as a soloist at Pitsunda Music Festival with Georgian State TV and Radio Orchestra conducted by Tengiz Jaiani.

Pitsunda Music Festival, 1978.

1980 - 1989: performances in Europe and Asia.

1989-1991: Project OAZIS (albums ROAD TO HOME and ALBUM FOR FRIENDS).


Taraval Music.



San Francisco, 1992.



1994.


Band OAZIS.

1996 - 1999:Project RES INTEGRA.


Res Integra.

From 2001 Projects: SECOND VISION, MIDDAY STROLL, LIFE FIELDS, ARISTOCRATS, URBAN SOUL, TRIBUTE, THE ROOTS, SOLAR SONGS, STREETS OF MY LIFE, SUMMER CAMP, MY AFRICA, NATIVE ZEN, DIMENSIONS, CONSENSUS, PROJECTIONS & BODHISATTVA. 2006-2008:
WIZARD ALCHEMY (Band leader) (album NOMAD).



Project LIFE FIELDS (Buttom Of The Hill, San Francisco, 1999).



Nascar training in Vegas.



Project MY AFRICA.


From 2008 -
ENVIVO SCIENCE Band leader (performances at ACT, Biscuits & Blues club, 19 @ Broadway, BBC, Silver Clouds).


Band ENVIVO SCIENCE.




Mendocino.


Livermore.



B&B SF.

Monday, November 29, 2010

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS


Summer Lake by George Kharabadze (p)(c)1989 GKD&NR5482726



Summer Lake by George Kharabadze (p)(c)1989 GKD&NR5482727



Old Temple by George Kharabadze (p)(c)1989 GKD&NR5485852



California by George Kharabadze (c)(p)1989 GKD&NR5487353



Baltika by George kharabadze (c)&(p)1989 GKD&NR541236289



My Africa by George Kharabadze (c)&(p)1989 GKD&NR5498564



Blue Lagoon by George Kharabadze (c)(p)1989 GKD&NR54289378



Night Temple by George Kharabadze (c)&(p) 1989 GKD&NR542895374



China by George Kharabadze (c)&(p)1989 GKD&NR542897536



First Snow by George Kharabadze (c)&(p)1990 GKD&NR54876532



San Francisco by George Kharabadze (c)&(p)1995 GKD&NR5439409


Leaf by George Kharabadze (c)&(p)1990 GKD&NR54387606




Ireland by George Kharabadze (c)&(p) 1989 GKD&NR5489765



Gambite by George Kharabadze (c)&(p) 1989 GKD&NR5473521



Hawaii by George Kharabadze (c)&(p) 1989 GK5488867



Night Forest by George Kharabadze (c)&(p) 1989 GKD&NR5477643



Storm by George Kharabadze (c)&(p)1989 GK5489997


Village by George Kharabadze (c)&(p) 1989 GKD&NR5465478



Saltzburg by George Kharabadze (c)&(p) 1989 GKD&NR5422712