To hear on Sunday 3 and 10 March 2013, 2pm - 9pm:
by Shahrokh Yadegari
Shahrokh Yadegari on 'Inevitable' [14:17]:?
It is a re-rendition of an excerpt of a composition for an Installation by Ann Hamilton at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.
The piece is about contact, the crisis of contact, and what happens at the moment of the contact.?
Sound is an extension of the body and it is a medium that not only touches the body but it is ableto go deep into our soul. An honest sound will stop time and will render the space timeless, limitless.?
The medium and the content, the product and the process, and the work and the people eventuallybecome one. The human voice is a stylus. This piece was to add to Stylus by Ann Hamilton, who had created the playground for Elizabeth Zharoff (Vocals) and I (Lila) to play.?
Lila is my computer music instrument which I have developed in the past 12 years.
Shahrokh Yadegari, composer, sound designer and producer. Shahrokh Yadegari holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master’s in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT’s Media Lab, and a Ph.D. in music from University of California, San Diego. He has worked at Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), and he is one of the founders and the artistic director of Kereshmeh Records and Persian Arts Society, organizations dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Persian traditional and new music. Yadegari is currently the director of Center for Research in Computing and the Arts and on the faculty of the department of Theatre and Dance at University of California, San Diego, where he has founded a progressive program in sound design and composition. He was the Chair for the subcommittee of the Digitally Mediated Performances of the Art Gallery at SIGGRAPH 2007 in San Diego.