Born in 1934, Asger Pedersen has been educated at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory as an oboist, organist and conductor. Until 2004 he was organist at the cathedral of Viborg, Denmark.
Pedersen has published three collections of poetry and translated music works of all kind to Danish, from Hindemith's „Mathis der Maler“ to „45 Songy by Georges Brassens“.
Together with Thomas Bullinger he translated Johannes Bobrowski and revised the Danish translation of Joseph Brodsky's "Guide to a renamed City" in "Piter. En bog om St. Petersborg", 2016.