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Shahrokh Yadegari: Scarlet Stone

Shahrokh Yadegari (UCSD), Performance Practice & Research Grant

“Scarlet Stone” is a multidisciplinary and collaborative music/dance/animation work performed in a special environment accommodating the live interaction between dancers, music, and realtime animation. Involving artists of the Iranian diaspora, we aim to make this project directly relevant to the current political and social climate of Iran. We will use the ancient mythology of the Persian culture (revived by Ferdowsi in 10th century AD) to portray the current struggle of the people of Iran, especially those of the youth and women, in their brave quest for freedom and democracy.

About the Artist: SHAHROKH YADEGARI has recently joined the faculty of the department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego.   He has collaborated with such artists as Peter Sellars,  Hossein Omoumi,  Vibeke Sorensen , Keyavash Nourai, Siamak Shajarian, and Yolande Snaith. Yadegari has worked at Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique  (IRCAM) and  is one of the founders of Persian Arts Society, and Kereshmeh Records, organizations dedicated to advancement and preservation of Persian traditional music. His music has been played internationally in various venues such as the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), the Institut für Neue Musik und Musikerziehung, Darmstadt, and Contemporary Museum of Art, San Diego. Yadegari’s areas of research include the use of interactive computing for live music and theatre performances, spatialization, and applications of non-linear dynamical systems for synthesis. Among his recent projects are the sound design for The Children of Herakles directed by Peter Sellars, the music for Through the Veil choreographed by Yolande Snaith, and the music for The Sanctuary, a video installation by  Vibeke Sorensen.


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