Several months ago, composer Giya Kancheli visited Levan Songulashvili’s solo show The STYX. Inspired by one of Songulashvili’s painting series “Idem et Idem”, the composer entitled his recent musical piece for choir and chamber orchestra with the same name.

Songulashvili says:

“Kancheli asked me some questions about one of the exhibited pieces called “IDEM ET IDEM”. While I was talking about the conceptual and technical side of the artwork, he told me that his future score for choir would be named “IDEM ET IDEM”.

On December 19th, 2018, at 8 p.m. there will be a World Premiere of the musical piece at the Rustaveli Theatre.


Rustaveli National Theatre entrance

Levan Songulashvili & Giya Kancheli (background: IDEM ET IDEM)

Giya Kancheli & Levan Songulashvili



Idem et Idem (2018) Levan Songulashvili