Marcus Gammel is from Bremen, Germany. He studied musicology, German literature and philosophy at Humboldt University, Université Paris IV and New York University. He has worked as a music journalist, dramaturge, and radio curator for institutions such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Reclam Verlag, and Deutschlandfunk.
He received the Prix Phonurgia Nova 2005 and the Prix Marulic 2008 for the documentary “Europas Wahn” (with Viktoria Tkaczyk). Since 2009 Gammel has been directing the weekly sound art programme at Deutschlandfunk Kultur, where he took on the role of Head of Radio Art (radio drama and documentary) in 2016. His productions have won the Prix Ars Electronica, the Karl Sczuka Award, and the Prix Phonurgia Nova, among others. He has coordinated the EURORADIO Ars Acustica Group since 2013.