Floating Sound Gallery

Martina Claussen


photo (c) Markus Gradwohl

Martina Claussen is a mezzo-soprano, vocal artist, composer and composer- performer. 

The focal point of her work lies in the interaction of her own voice, which also is the main sound source of her electroacoustic compositions, and live electronics. 

She studied voice, vocal pedagogy, computer music and electronic media at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. 

Her compositions have been broadcasted by various radio stations in Europe and have been selected to be played at international Festivals such as Festival Futura 2015 and 2017 (Crest, France), Ars Electronica (2017 Linz, Austria), the BIMESP XI Bienal Internacional de Música Electroacústica 2016 de Sao Paulo (Brazil) and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival 2016 and 2017 (USA). 

She works at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where, since 2009, she holds the position of ao. Professor of Voice.

“flash back”, 6’49″ / 2016, stereo.

The piece flash back plays with different timezones, perceptions and memories that don’t quite mirror what really happened in the past.
The use of the voice, objects and an analogue synthesizer along with an almost complete absence of effects, emphasizes an attempt to dock onto the past. This makes the memory seem more poetic than it actually was.

….a collection of memories….

[connected]1.2, 16’51″ /2017.

The almost exclusive sound source of the piece [connected]1.2 is the human voice.
New acoustic spaces arise through a dialogue between voice and sound objects which allows a wide variety of associations.