Fred Jakobsson


Raised on electronic music and metal, educated in jazz (bachelor, Codarts/Rotterdam 2013) and music production (master, Codarts/Rotterdam 2015), swedish born. Fred Jacobsson has been active as a bassplayer and soundartist in the wide dutch contemporary music scene during the last decade.

Eager to connect musical and artistic disciplines and with an affinity for sound-design and rhythmic textures, he has found a valid voice for his main-instrument, the bassguitar and the use of live-electronics/FX beyond genres more associated with these sound- idioms.

He has collaborated with national and international ensembles like Temko, Ensemble Klang, Slagwerk Den Haag, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Holland Baroque, Nederlands Kamerkoor, I solisti (BE), Rednote Ensemble (SCO), Bang on a Can (USA), Nik Bärtsch (CH), stargaze (GER) and performed at numerous dutch festivals like World Minimal Music, November Music, FAQ-Festival, Wonderfeel, Oranjewoud, Dag in de branding, Gaudeamus, Andriessen festival.