Marcel Reuter's music is characterized by a great sensitivity for sonorities and harmonic colours. Being a voracious reader, he considers literature as a major impulse for his work. Recent pieces like "at the faint sound so brief" and "Whose Sun constructs perpetual Noon" have thus been inspired by poems of, respectively, Samuel Beckett and Emily Dickinson. Having himself widely performed as a pianist in the field of contemporary music, he is especially interested in collaborating with musicians. At this moment, his catalogue includes mainly chamber music pieces that reflect his conception of music as an intimate medium of communication.
Marcel Reuter's works have been performed at major festivals in Europe, Asia and America (Salzburger Festspiele, Gaudeamus Amsterdam, Ars musica Brussels, Wien Modern, ISCM World Music Days Hongkong, Ojai Festival California, Ciclo de musica contemporanea Buenos Aires among others). They have been commissioned by institutions such as the Vienna Concert House, Netherlands Vocaal Laboratorium.