Susanna Gartmayer

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Susanna Gartmayer (c) Lisbeth Kovacic


Genre(s): Contemporary Music
From: Vienna, Austria



Composer/improviser/performer; bass clarinet/contra alto clarinet/alto saxophone

She works in the fields of “multi-idiomatic“ improvisation, experimental rock, contemporary music and multimedia sound research.
Susanna Gartmayer studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and the Glasgow School of Arts and was self-taught in saxophone, bass clarinet, composition and harmonics. Susanna Gartmayer is part of many ensembles for organized and improvised music, such as broken.heart.collector, möström, The Vegetable Orchestra, Möström, Bödenauer/Gartmayer Duo, Orchester 33 1/3, among others). Since 2015, she has organized the weekly “Monday Improvisers Session” with musicians Didi Kern and Thomas Berghammer.


Listen to all segments from NPR’s WORLD CAFE – Sense of Place: VIENNA!

Sharktank & Raina Douris (c) Arianna Alfreds

Last spring, some of the finest figures from the Viennese music scene – both present and past – told their stories, while some even played their music at the FM4 studio, for NPR’s World Cafe … read more »

Austrian Music Highlights #11

Austrian Music Highlights

Hello, autumn. Hello, releases. Hello, concerts. Hello, corona? Is this potentially (hopefully) the farewell tour? Oh well, there is still lots of hot ‘n’ fresh music flowing all around us, and we can still catch … read more »

Catalytic Sound Festival

In October 2021, CATALYTIC SOUND FESTIVAL will take place every weekend of the month, worldwide – each one focusing on its own scene. The mini-festivals can be experienced both live in the respective cities and … read more »