Andrea Saba was born in Cagliari in 1964. His principal teachers were Franco Oppo (composition) and Roberto Doati (electroacustic music).
After classical studies (classical guitar, conducting, arranging for wind band) he approached to contemporary and electronic music, developing a particular interest for the interaction between instrumental and electronic sounds. In this field he won the Live electronics Competition “Quarant'anni nel duemila” (Rome 1998).
His works have been performed at the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki), at the Concert Seasons by Orchestra Cantelli and Teatro Comunale di Cagliari, at the following Festivals: Contemporary Music-Bucarest, Festival RaiNuovaMusica-Turin, GAMO-Florence, Corpi del Suono L’Aquila, Exitime-Bologna, Spaziomusica-Cagliari, by important performers like: Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai (Torino), Ensemble Archaeus (Bucarest), Concorde Ensemble (Dublin), Los mùsicos de Su Alteza (Saragozza), Ensemble dell’Orchestra Cantelli (Milano), Ensemble Spaziomusica (Cagliari), Ensemble FontanaMix (Bologna), Samassi Symphonic Wind Band, Karin Hellqvist (Oslo), Nicola Baroni, Roberto Pellegrini, Zinc & Copper Trio (Berlin). etc.
He is active also as audio-visual artist. He studied with Paolo Pachini at the Conservatory of Trieste (Master of Audio-Visual Composition). His audio-visual works are focused in the real time interaction between sounds, images and gestures. In this field he has collaborated with the coreographer Sarah Taylor.
He teaches in the Conservatory of Parma since 1999.
Since 2011 he is the conductor of the Symphonic Wind Band of the Conservatory of Parma.