Born 1976 in Odder/Denmark. Simon Steen-Andersen studied composition with Karl Aage Rasmussen in Aarhus, Mathias Spahlinger in Freiburg/Germany, Gabriel Valverde in Buenos Aires as well as Bent Sørensen and Hans Abrahamsen in Copenhagen. He is a Berlin-based composer, performer and installation artist, working in the field between instrumental music, electronics, video and performance within settings ranging from symphony orchestra and chamber music (with and without multimedia) to stagings, solo performances and installations. The works from the last decade concentrate on integrating concrete elements in the music and emphasizing the physical and choreographic aspects of instrumental performance. The works often include amplified acoustic instruments in combination with sampler, video, everyday objects and homemade constructions. Between 2013 and 2014 he was guest professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and 2016 guest professor at the University of the Arts in Berlin.