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__________________________________________________________________________________susanna gartmayer   bass clarinet/contra alto clarinet   improvisation/composition
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Frauen ohne herz und Phallisches Genie, Jungle World 2015
http://jungle-world.com/artikel/2015/04/51311.html

gartmayer/ernst/dieb13 Konfrontationen 2014 Day 1 
35th Festival for Free & Improvised Music @ Nickelsdorf, Austria
http://www.classicalite.com/articles/11313/20140910/review-konfrontationen-the-35th-festival-for-free-improvised-music-nickelsdorf-austria-andrew-choate.htm
excerpt: 
Gartmayer's range on bass clarinet is so extensive that no matter where the music goes, she can make that path shine. I really appreciated a moment when she played a soft birdlike series of notes, then repeated the cluster multiple times as Dieb13 started shaking the tables the turntables were on, literally rocking them, making them wobble and get seasick as if under attack from predatory birds. He escaped with speed by playing what sounded like a throng of motors revving. Gartmeyer added raindroppy froghopping using the articulation of the bass-clarinet's pads like wet lilypad kerplops; Dieb13 shifted into a tuned buzz and Ernst played cymbal strums like wind patterns suddenly made percussively existant. I was sitting, like most folks, in a linked series of chairs, so as people in my row started rocking back and forth as they grooved to the music, my body soaked up their pleasure from the backside.
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Andreas Fellinger, freiStil-Magazin 2014
Magische Momente - Die erstaunliche Musik von Susanna Gartmayer
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Press Commentaries  on „AOUIE - bass clarinet solos“, released 2015 on GOD&chmafu nocords

Bass clarinettist Susanna Gartmayer is a mainstay of the Viennese improvised music scene and Aquie, her debut solo release, is long overdue.(....)This piece opens with cascading note patterns - a springboard for Gartmayer to indulge in her wonderland harmonies and her palette of flinty percussive clicks and spits.
Guardian - UK

...Dass man es bei AOUIE - Bass Clarinet Solos mit einer Soloplatte zu tun hat, vergisst man schnell: Abwechslung, Kontraste, Drastik, luftige Soundsüprünge sorgen dafür, dass kein Solpsismus -Elend auftaucht. Auch Gartmayer ist davon beeinflusst, dass Instrumente heute normalerweise mit Maschinen verschaltet werden, sie setzt diesen länglichen Prügel (und einmal sogar die noch längere Kontrabassklarinette) gern als Darsteller tiefer Space-alien-Charakteristika ein.....
Diedrich Diedrichsen - Spex - D

...Gartmayer explores every nuance of her pipe, focusing as much on the pitter-pattering muddy ducks and pinball paddling of gasping valves and cored granadilla as the warbling tones exuded by the circular puff of her peers.
metropolis - single cream - UK

...Augenzwinkernder Quantensprung des Glücks zwischen den Stühlen. 
Danach sind alle Türen offen.
hhv_mag - D

...Ein Meisterinnenstück im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes.
Skug - A

... while the more vibrant movements of "O" is the icing on the cake 
of this multidimensional journey into bass clarinet sound.
chain dlk - US

Was die Wienerin in einer knappen halbe Stunde Spielzeit aus ihrer Bassklarinette 
an Geräuschen holt, ist einfach nur zauberhaft. (...)
... wie etwas beinahe Unvergleichliches. Tolle Platte!
Westzeit - D

... Gartmayer shows an interesting variety of possibilities and techniques, 
culminating into an excellent release. (FdW)
vitalweekly - US

Gartmayer hat ein kleinen aber universalen Kosmos zusammengespielt, 
der in seiner schlichten Vielschichtigkeit etwas Grundwesentliches zu entfachen 
versteht: Magie. Oder die Dinge singen hört man so gern. 
freiStil - AT

...Gebrochene Herzen kann man offenbar so oder so sammeln.
Bad Alchemy - D

Zo komt de texturale uitputting van de klankrijkdom van de basklarinet steeds dichterbij; van bijna ronkend rockend tot kwetterend als vogelgezang; nu gelukkig ook voor thuis.
kindamuzik.net - NL

Här bjuder hon på sju solostycken med mäktigt magstöd och en helt uppenbar virtuos läggning. Det är en mycket tilltalande platta, som ger ett spektrum av klangliga möjligheter. Hon har en fin känsla för själva resonansen.
sound of music - SWE

I’ve do doubt she’s an extremely talented and technically accomplished musician, and that to some ears this will be an exquisite work of musical genius, but for the rest, and me, it’s simply painful.
wisperin and hollerin - IRL
 
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