Shodekeh's TU Innovatium project centers on his unique and dynamic relationship with Towson University. The links featured in this section shed light on those collaborations. Watch the 2014 short documenatary film by Reuben "Dubscience" Greene examining Shodekeh's partnership with dance, listen to Shodekeh talk about artistic exploration on the Arts Without Boundaries podcast.
Shodekeh has engaged in an ongoing musical partnership with the Tuvan singing ensemble Alash since they first met in 2011. Alash hails from Kyzyl, Tuva, a republic in Central Asia. This trio of master throat singers (xöömeizhi) brings this tradition of throat singing (xöömei) to its collaborations with Western performers, including Shodekeh. Featured here are live performances, radio recordings, documentaries, and short films that have grown out of their evolving partnership.
You can also learn more by browsing The Dargan section of the finding aid.
As an independent artist and musician, Shodekeh has partnered with many different individuals and organizations outside Towson University to create collaborative experiences. Listen to Shodekeh discuss his work with Maryland Traditions, or hear him perform with master haegeum musician Soo Yeon Lyuh.
TEDx events are independently organized regional conferences that inspire communities by promoting local ideas and initiatives. Shodekeh has presented and performed at a number of TEDx events in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and the larger Mid-Atlantic region. Watch Shodekeh's TEDx demonstrations and performances.
Shodekeh has worked with Dr. Charles Limb, a Neurotologist and professor at the University of California San Fransisco, to investigate the science of music and the anatomy of musicians. They presented together at the Salzburg Global Seminar in 2015, and worked to explore what happens inside a beatboxer's body when they perform. Watch interviews, read articles, and investiage laryngoscopic anatomy as Shodekeh performs.