EUROPEAN “CONTEXT” OF THE GEORGIAN MUSIC AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURIES


The question regarding the European context of the Georgian Music has risen with new strength after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Georgian professional compositional school of Post Soviet time introduced variety forms of stylistic/genre models and musical language as well. It should be mentioned that the process became essential and peculiar for both old generation (already being on a stage since 70, 80th) as well as composers of new generation (came out in 90th). It’s not about matching two different cultures – Georgian and European (being Georgian means being European) - but more overcoming the language of the music under soviet rule; consequently European context of Georgian music on one hand coincides with the identity problem but on another hand lies in a row of problems concerning correlation between globalization and national.
Following issues will be examined in the article: Crisis as awareness of danger and possibility as well; different aspects of the renewal process and how the various compositional principles (only few of them will be discussed shortly here) have been realized in Georgian musical reality; process of synchronization with the west.