Iranian-French composer Alireza Farhang (b. 1978) was introduced to music at a very young age as he grew up within a family of musicians. He took piano classes with E. Melikaslanian and R. Minaskanian and studied composition with A. Machayekhi at the University of Tehran. He later pursued further studies in orchestration with M. Merlet at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and perfected his composition skills with Ivan Fedele at the CNR de Strasbourg. He was involved with the Musical Composition and Technologies Programme as part of a new European Course (ECMCT) jointly developed by IRCAM, and the T U, UDK and HFM Hanns Eisler in Berlin. His active participation led him to work closely with Brice Pauset, Toshio Hosokawa, Kaisa Saariaho, Michael Jarrell, Yan Maresz, Gérard Pesson ja Tristan Murail.