Acme Studios — Alfred Zimmerlin

Supporting Artists since 1972

Alfred Zimmerlin

Landis & Gyr Stiftung Residency

Alfred Zimmerlin, born 1955, studied musicology and ethnomusicology at Zürich University. He has taken an active part in Werkstatt für improvisierte Musik Zürich (Workshop for Improvised Music Zürich) since 1980 and his a professor for free improvisation at the FHNW University of Music in Basel, Switzerland. Alfred's ample oeuvre comprises pieces for piano, voice, theatre, orchestra, chamber music (often with live electronics), and works for radio and film. He was awarded the Cultural Award of the canton of Zurich/Switzerland in 2014 and was nominated for the Swiss Music Award in 2016.

As a musician, Alfred has also taken part in various formations in in Europe and the US and was an active member of the composer's collective KARL ein KARL with Peter K Frey and Michael Seigner between 1983 and 2016. He is also a member of the trios Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin and Zimmerlin Stoffner Meier.

Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Switzerland

The Landis & Gyr foundation awards studio scholarships to Swiss artists and cultural professionals in London, Budapest, Sofia and Zug. Its London-based residency partnership with Acme was established in 1987, and provides six month long work/live opportunities for ten Swiss artists per year. Artists are selected for the programme directly by Landis & Gyr Stiftung and must demonstrate a track record of achievement in their field. Over two hundred visual artists, curators, writers, musicians and composers have benefitted from the programme. Residencies are based in Stepney, E1 and are available to Swiss residents only

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