Marisol Jiménez is a composer from Guadalajara, Mexico (1978). She has recently completed her doctoral studies at Stanford University where her teachers have included Brian Ferneyhough, Mark Applebaum, Chris Chafe, Erik Ulman and Josh Levine. Her output includes numerous instrumental and electro-acoustic works, as well as sound & mixed media installations and collaborations with visual artists. As she has a deep fascination with the tactile process of creating sound, most of her electronic and mixed media works involve self-made instruments, found objects, and collected sound materials from her own performances, improvisations and field recordings. She is a founder and artistic director of the ARTSON Festival for Contemporary music that takes place in her native city. Her music has been featured at various festivals and events including Ultraschall Festival für Neue Musik (2008), Sommerakademie Schloss Solitude (2009), Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt (2010), Ensemble Akademie (2007), and Radar Festival (2007) by leading interpreters of contemporary music such as the Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble Surplus, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble Intercontemporain, International Contemporary Ensemble, the Freiburger Barockorchester, Ensemble Octandre, SfSound, Ensemble Nostri Temporis, Wilfrido Terrazas, Seth Josel, Ensemble Phoenix Basel and Ensemble Perro Andaluz.