Arsalan Abedian was born in 1984 in Tehran, Iran. His acquaintance with the world of music was through Santur lessons with Omid Sayareh in 1994. He got his first composition lessons with Farid Omran. In 2007 graduated from Azad university with a bachelor’s degree in composition, in 2011 from Art university of Tehran with a master’s degree in composition, and in 2014 from Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with a master’s degree in electronic composition. His principal composition teachers in Iran were Kiawasch Sahebnassagh (instrumental composition) and Shahrokh Khajenouri (electronic music).
As a dedicated member of “Yarava Music Group” (one of the few ensembles and societies for new music in Iran) he has participated in many concerts, lectures, and a great number of other musical events since 2006. In 2009 he established “Contemporary Music Records”. Since 2003 he has written and translated more than 40 articles about contemporary music, in music journals like “Honare Musighi” as well as in “MusikTexte” (2014) in Germany.
Abedian studies composition (Soloklasse) at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media in Germany by Joachim Heintz and Oliver Schneller. He has also received lessons from Rebecca Saunders and José María Sánchez Verdú. He is assistant in electronic studio at Incontri, institute for new music at HMTMH. His works have been performed by different ensembles like Esbjerg Ensemble, Ensemble Mosaik, musica assoluta, Ensemble musikFabrik, Ensemble Laboratorium and Ensemble Schwerpunkt in festivals like KunstFestSpiele, Musik 21, SinusTon, Csound Conference, und ZKM next_generation 5.0 in Germany, Denmark, France and US.