Darius Sarrafi graduated in computer engineering from University of Portland (OR) in 1984. He studied piano, composition, and electronic music with Philippe Renold De La Mare while he was there. Darius bought his first synthesizer (Oberheim Matrix 12) in 1985 and started using MIDI while he was working in his first engineering job at Intel Corporation.
Darius completed harmony with Dr. Smith at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, CA while he was still working as an engineer. He quit engineering in 1992 to devote his life to music. He started teaching piano and composing music. Darius attended CSU Fullerton as a post graduate student in 1998, studying composition with Roger Reynolds, conducting with Rodger Vaughan, and counterpoint (both 16th and 18th century).
Darius composed a musique concrete piece for artist Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli's Secret Love in 2008 which was later performed at her gallery in Paris. He then composed the music for Marginal Remarks, a film written and directed by UCLA graduate student Belgin Guven. These projects made him fall in love with soundtrack music.
Darius currently lives in Costa Mesa, CA and is an active member of National Association of Composers USA. He has been a member of Music Teachers Association of California since 1994.