ALFRED HOCHSTRASSER is a Romanian-born, German-raised composer and music producer based in New York City. As Owner and Executive Producer of Music Beast, he has worked with many prominent names in music including Britney Spears, Smokey Robinson, Cyndi Lauper, Celia Cruz and the Black Eyed Peas. Alfred’s work has also been used in television, film, radio and theater.
His music has been featured in advertisements for Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Ford, Hugo Boss, Duracell and Pepsi, among others. Alfred received an award for Excellence in Musical Arrangement from the Association of Independent Commercial Producers for his work with Tanqueray in 2006, and was invited to compose music for director David LaChapelle’s advertisement for Passionata featuring Isabeli Fontana in 2007. Alfred also composed music for the 1999 film Trick, which appeared in the Sundance and Berlin film festivals that same year. Alfred’s songs and underscoring for a live theatrical production of “The Jungle Book” have been performed around Germany.
He has received mention in articles about modern music production for visuals in publications including Billboard Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Shoot Magazine, and was interviewed for the book Who Killed the Jingle? How a Unique American Art Form Disappeared by Steve Karmen.
Alfred Hochstrasser is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he majored in Film Scoring. In his spare time, he pursues his love of photography.