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Hesam Abedini is an Iranian-American performer, composer and improviser residing in Irvine, CA. His work crosses the boundaries between idioms as wide as contemporary music, classical Iranian music and free improvisation. He is the founding member of the Sibarg, an Intercultural Creative music ensemble that combines traditional Iranian music and Jazz in order to create a sense of unity and peace. Hesam’s music have been performed by various musicians and ensembles such as, selected members of the Atlas Ensemble, Del Sol Quartet, New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble, Loadbang, and Mark Dresser’s Bass Ensemble. He is the winner of the New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble's 2nd Annual Call for Scores in 2018.
Since 2011, under the supervision of Dr. Hossein Omoumi, Hesam has studied classical Iranian music and directed the NEA and Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute-sponsored Documentary film “From Isfahan to Irvine”. He is a graduate of the Tehran Music Conservatory and holds his B.A. in Music Composition with honors from the University of California, San Diego. He studied music composition with Dr. Lei Liang, Chinary Ung, Anthony Davis and improvisation with Mark Dresser.
Currently, Hesam is pursuing his Ph.D. in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology at the University of California, Irvine as a Provost PhD Fellow under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Dobrian.