Coming from a background of classical vocal performance (amongst others performing at the Volksoper Vienna, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna), over the past 10 years she expanded her artistic practice into electronic music composition and performance. She has held performances at Festivals such as Ars Electronica / Austria, Musikprotokoll Graz / Austria, Musrara Mix / Israel, Festival Futura / France and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.
She works at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where, since 2009, she holds the position of Associate Professor of Voice.
The composer and vocal artist Martina Claussen explores and combines the sounds of the human voice and sound objects with field recordings, analogue and digital electronics. She explores the space and the performative action and has over the years steadily developed her own distinctive style of music.
She studied Voice at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, Composition at the Bruckner University in Linz, Vocal Pedagogy and Computer Music & Electronic Media at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Martina Claussen received a composition scholarship from the Austrian federal government 2022 and the Publicity Award 2020 of the SKE / Austro Mechana.