Biography

He has completed his B.A and M.A both in musicology and composition in Armenia at the class of Ashot Zohrabyan.
He has also participated in Beat Furrer, Chaya Chernovin, Alvin Lucier , Philip Glass, Christian Wolff, Bernhard Lang, Peter Ablinger, Carola Bauckholt and Petr Kotik’s composition master classes.

He is a permanent member of Iranian Society of Composers and tutor of Superior Music schools and colleges in Tehran. He is also a founding member of Composition and Music Theory Department of University of Applied Science and Technology in Tehran, Iran, the Co-founder and Artistic manager of “Spectro Centre for New Music” (since 2013) and co-founder and Artistic adviser of “Contemporary music Circle of Tehran Modern Art Museum” since 2015.

He had the honor to be invited as the Composer in Residence on different Festivals worldwide, such as 4020 Linz , IMPULS (Austria), Convergence (Georgia), LUCA – campus Lemmensinstituut (Belgium), Ostrava Days and Ostrava and NODO – New Opera Days Ostrava (Czech Republic), MATA and Christian Wollf’s Birthday festival (USA) and others. He also has been the composer in residence in VISBY center for composers in Sweden.

His music has been performed or record by the famous ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, S.E.M Ensemble, Moto Perpetuo, AuditivVokal Dresden, Momenta Quartet , Ostravská banda , Stockholm Saxophone Quartet , Xelmya,… and in Iran mainly by Nivak Ensemble and Nilper Orchestra.
His works are based on traditional and folk music of Iran through contemporary approach as well as focused on Acoustic and Psycho-Acoustic Phenomenon.