Martha Cluver has been praised by the New York Times for her “exquisitely sultry, dusky”, “fluid, dark-hued” and “soulful” vocals. An original member of Roomful of Teeth, she also performs regularly with Pomerium and is a former long time member of the Church of Trinity Wall Street Choir. Her latest project is with the newly formed vocal trio ModernMedieval, with Eliza Bagg and director Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek.   The group’s most recent performance was a collaboration with Julianna Barwick, and featured new works by Barwick, Caleb Burhans and Caroline Shaw.  Upcoming performances include world premieres by Joel Friedman and Daniel Thomas Davis.

Martha has been a guest soloist with AXIOM, Albany Symphony’s Dogs of Desire, Remix Ensemble Casa da Música, Janáček Philharmonic, Prague Modern, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, S.E.M Ensemble, Rebel Baroque, Alarm Will Sound, ACME, Wordless Music Orchestra, Vox Vocal Ensemble, Voices of Ascension, Signal, ICE, American Composers Orchestra, Fifth House Ensemble, Clarion Music Society, So Percussion and Nexus Percussion. Notable solo performances include works by Morton Feldman, John Adams, Louis Andriessen, Arvo Pärt, Kaija Saariaho, Claude Vivier, George Benjamin and world premieres by Caleb Burhans, John Zorn, Alice Shields and Emmanuel Nunes.  

Martha spends most of her musical life as a chamber musician, focusing on early and new music.  She has performed and recorded many works by Steve Reich, and frequently works with the composers of Bang on a Can.  

Martha attended the Eastman School of Music, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance, Viola, in 2003.  She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and fellow musician Caleb Burhans and their daughter, Fiona.

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