Pedram Diba (b. 1993) is an Iranian-American composer of acoustic, acousmatic, and mixed music currently residing in Paris. Diba's music features intricate, ever-evolving soundscapes that consistently reveal interconnected relationships among various sound elements and components, offering a distinctive and intellectually engaging listening experience.
His compositions have been showcased in festivals and conferences such as SEAMUS, IRCAM Forum, CIRMMT-ACTOR Symposium, Festival Temporel, NOVA Contemporary Music Meeting, and New Music Gathering, among others.
Since 2019, Diba has been a member of the Analysis, Creation, and Teaching of Orchestration (ACTOR) Project. Through ACTOR, he has participated in and initiated various research-creation projects such as the CORE Ensemble Project, Musicians Auditory Perception (MAP) and Space As Timbre (SAT), which have led to peer-reviewed publications as a direct outcome of these projects.
Diba completed his B.M. in composition at the University of Oregon where he received the prize of Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar in Composition. Later, he received the Max Stern Fellowship in Music to attend McGill University, where he completed his M.M. in composition under the supervision of Philippe Leroux. Currently, Diba is pursuing his Ph.D. in composition and music technology at Northwestern University with Alex Mincek, Hans Thomalla, and Jay Alan Yim. He is also one of the selected composers participating in the Cursus de composition et d’informatique musicale at IRCAM for 2023-2024.
Diba's music is published by BabelScores in both digital and printed formats.