Alfred Jimenez is a restless composer and musical thinker of contemporary acoustic music.
Alfred sees his music as performance art. What happens on the stage at that isolated moment and solely then is never to be repeated again. Alfred's work is often based on and motivated by human nature and existence. He therefore also aims to display the performer performing through freedom and restrains.
The extramusical elements in Alfred's music are not to be perceived as theatrical elements. Theater and actors always represent someone else and something else. The purpose of Alfred's music is always to issue the performance from existence on the stage at that particular moment.
Alfred did his master studies in Malmö Academy of Music with Prof. Luca Francesconi. He received masters exam in spring 2015 after graduating with his second chamber opera ”Clownen Jac” as his graduate thesis. 2018 he finished his last years of studies at Universität fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Prof. Detlev Müller-Siemens.
Alfred has collaborated with various ensembles and orchestras. Some to mention: Avanti!, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (SE), Stockholm Wind Orchestra (SE), Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (SE), Flower City Brass (US), Musica Vitae (SE), Fontana Mix Ensemble (IT), Kreutzer Quartet (UK), Ensemble Nordlys (DK) Norrbotten Neo (SE). Alfred's music has been performed in both in Europe, Asia, and America.
Alfred is also a recipient of prestigious scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music, Helge Ax: son Johnson Foundation, Sten K John's Foundation, Sixten Gemzeus Foundation, Anna Whitlocks Foundation and the House of Music Foundation.