Shahrokh Yadegari holds a Ph.D. in music from University
of California, San Diego, a Master's in Media Arts and Technologies from
Media Lab of Massachusetts Institutes
of Technology and a bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue
University. He has collaborated with such artists as Peter Sellars, Hossein
Omoumi, Vibeke Sorensen, Yolande Snaith,
Steven Schick, and Siamak Shajarian. He has studied computer music with
Tod Machover, Miller Puckette, F. Richard Moore, and George Lewis.
He also has studied santur with Esmaeel Tehrani and
Radif-shenasi (understanding the Radif) with Hossein Omoumi. Yadegari is one of the founders and
directors of Persian Arts Society and
Kereshmeh Records, organizations dedicated to advancement and preservation of Persian traditional music.
He has been a researcher at Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique
(IRCAM), founded by Pierre Boulez. Yadegari's music has been played
internationally in the United States, Canada, Chile, Europe, China, Australia, and Cuba 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, and he has spoken at institutes such as IRCAM,
Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Netherlands, Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at the
University of California Berkeley, and Society for Electro-Acoustic Music Los Angeles chapter
He is currently on the faculty of the Theatre and Dance department at University of California,
San Diego, and among his recent projects are the sound design for The Children of Herakles
directed by Peter Sellars, the music for the video installation Sanctuary by Vibeke Sorensen,
and the music for Through the Veil choreographed by Yolande Snaith.