Ali Latif-Shushtari (*1990) was born in Iran. After studying Mathematics in high school, he started an academic major in Solid-state Physics at the Universities of Isfahan and Kashan, fulfilling a BSc and an MSc. In September 2019, he was admitted directly to a Master’s program in Music Composition at Hochschule der Künste Bern, a program he successfully finished in October 2022 under the mentorship of Xavier Dayer, Simon Steen-Andersen, and Leo Dick. He has attended numerous masterclasses instructed by composers such as Oscar Bianchi, Stefan Prins, Mauro Lanza, and Dieter Ammann. His music has been performed by ensembles such as ICTUS, and Windspiel Duo für Neue Musik. He was also one of the two assistant composers and co-directors of Rebecca Saunders's CHROMA XXI and XXII. He currently is pursuing his Ph.D. in Composition / Musicology at Graduate School Freiburg-Bern for Artistic Research. His research is focused on the Analysis/Integration of Ritualism in interdisciplinary composition.