Birger graduated from the National Film & Television School in 2006, with an MA (Distinction) in Composing for Film & Television. Before coming to the UK, he studied music at Freiburg’s Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in his native Germany. Birger was also selected from over 300 applicants, as one of only twelve participants of the highly regarded ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop, held in Los Angeles in July 2007.
His recent work for UK projects include upcoming feature film Deer Woman Child by fellow NFTS graduate Gabrielle Russell and feature-length documentary 9/11-Life Under Attack for itv, which was nominated for an RTS Programme Award 2022.
Other projects include Alexandra McGuinness' feature film Lotus Eaters, starring Alexandra Campbell- Hughes (Under The Skin), two-part BBC2 documentary The Real White Queen and Her Rivals, presented by bestselling author Philippa Gregory, and HBO documentary Americans in Bed. His music for feature film The Last Thakur was awarded Best Film Score at the South Asian International Film Festival New York / SAIFF, and he has been nominated for Best Original Score for his work on Sky HD's Meerkats 3D. Other tv documentaries include Channel 5's I Survived a Fatal Flight and Philippa Robinson's Wonderland documentary A Very British Holiday for BBC2. His music for all three series of Animal Planet's international hit series Fatal Attractions has been an integral part of the programme's success.
In Germany, Birger worked on a number of arthouse feature films and award-winning prime time tv dramas, including the cult long-time series of standalone thriller movies, Tatort. He lives in Berlin.
To listen to more of his music please visit www.birgerclausen.com