Joshua Clausen is a Minneapolis-based composer. His works often inhabit stylistic interstices between chamber concert music, electronic music and varied popular forms exerting “a dynamic intensity to [their] influence of popular culture (Computer Music Journal).”
Clausen's music has been supported by the Jerome Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Recent or upcoming performances of Clausen’s works include the 2018 Tribeca New Music Festival, Ensemble Mise-En and ShoutHouse in New York City, Verdant Vibes in Providence RI, the 2018 American Choral Directors Association Conference in Oklahoma City, and American Composers Forum in St. Paul, MN. Clausen has been commissioned by Wild Rumpus new music collective, Milieux Percussion, Struck Percussion Trio, Seen/Heard Trio, Rachel Perlmeter Productions, the Renegade Ensemble, AVIDduo, the pianist Keith Kirchoff, saxophonist Kyle Hutchins and clarinetist Sarah Porwoll-Lee. He is a member of the Spitting Image Collective, a Twin-Cities group dedicated to composer-curated programming, and mentors young composers during the American Composers Forums’annual NextNotes initiative.