In 2007 Susanna Ridler founded   

(Unfortunately her digital and physical distributors stopped in the meanwhile their businesses  / a new digital distributor will be found in near future)

She released 3 albums, 1 Remix EP and 1 Single.

GEOMETRIE DER SEELE – musikalische Hommage an den Dichter GERT JONKE (1946-2009)

Nominated for Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik Q1/21 Rubrik “Grenzgänge”



Geometrie der Seele | CD Cover

composition, voice, electronics, artificial orchestra, production
GERT JONKE: text, voice from original recordings from 1971 to 2008
WOLFGANG PUSCHNIG: Alto Saxophone, Flute
Guest: Anna Rebekka Ritter: Violine (II / 2)

Label: Electroland Revords Vienna (ELRV)
(Former) Distributor: Lotus Records

Style: from jazz to orchestral filmmusic

Release Date: December 2020

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Release Date: 21st of January 2012

SUSANNA RIDLER: Comp, arr, voc, laptop, electronics, keys
PETER HEBERT: Doublebass
Florian Kmet: Eeguitar

All music & lyris by Susanna Ridler, except 3 Coverversions: You go to my Head, Angel Eyes & Wayfaring Stranger

Label: Electroland Revords Vienna (ELRV)

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Today, in an age where an endless universe of musical history is at our doorstep through technology, one might be allowed to dream of creating the perfect blend of various styles; of reconciling the methodical approach that using a computer brings with it with the spontaneity that is the source of all real improvisation. For Ridler, this dream started off not as another form of fusion music created on the drawing board, but as pure emotion. “The emotions contained in the music range from melancholic to excited. I perceived them as early indicators of the direction a composition would take. They caused me to write motives, and triggered melodies, sounds, rhythms, thoughts or lyrics, all of which have the potential to again mess with one’s emotional undercurrents…” says the singer, who also wrote and arranged the album herself. “It is not until this battle between emotions and musical material is over, until all the different parts and elements, fragments and scraps, have been refined, redefined in the computer, that a song is finally born. All material on “Susystems” is born out of this extremely complex process, for which the use of a computer is crucial. Once a composition is finished, it is then recorded live by my band, and again transformed by me into a final arrangement. Each piece is enriched by the improvisations of my wonderful colleagues Peter Herbert, Florian Kmet, Alexander Lackner, Gerald Preinfalk und Wolfgang Puschnig, whose musical ideas are integrated in my arrangements through a process I call “comprovisation”. That such a method causes the music to be an eclectic mix of styles is a logical conclusion. Electronic music, Jazz and Pop become one, synthetic sounds and the aura of improvising individualists merge into one another. In short – I am trying to bundle various stylistic and methodical traditions in order to find an individual expression for my music.”

Another characteristic that makes “Susystems” so special, apart from an eclectic mix of styles as well as Ridler’s smooth, understated yet expressive voice it is the combination of electronic and acoustic instruments. “Fusing the two together results in a very special, harmonious sound. I am putting a lot of conscious effort into designing each and every note, which makes for a very elaborate process of composing and arranging. After all, an album is more than just a snap shot. It is a musical canvas, which has to be handled with the greatest sensitivity and patience.

At the cross-roads of synthetic sounds, smooth layers, pop poetics and funk rock we meet a number of dazzling creatures: Melancholic dreamers become forceful expressionists, creatures of light brighten up the sun’s eclipse, and out of the shadows step artful figures who happen to scat, step dancers under the spell of clouds of Funk and Fusion. There are poets writing through melody, inviting spontaneous improvisations to take place. Susystems – that might just as well be a whole people living its eccentricities to the fullest amidst a labyrinth of songs, where the dream of blending the old and the new, of combining the best of both worlds, can finally become reality.

Susanna Ridler has come a long way. Formerly known as “Tristan” she was handled as an inside tip after the release of her remix of “Summertime” for Universal Music in 2003.
[koe:r] is the result of Ridler’s years long evolution as an artist, but we may only guess where her journey will take her next.


winter (single)


Release Date: 09 th of December 2011
Label: Electroland Revords Vienna (ELRV)

SUSANNA RIDLER: Comp, arr, voc, laptop, electronics, keys)



[koe:r] REMIX EP


[koe:r]’s song „tachycardia“ in 5 new interpretations by:

I-WOLF (Sofa Surfers), LOWA (featuring Uwe Walkner),
BRENDA (Honolulu), DIX (Heinz), RIDLER (koe:r)

Label: Electroland Revords Vienna (ELRV)
Digital Release only
(Thanxs to Liga for Grahpic Design)


Susanna Ridlers’ [koe:r]



Release Date: February 2008

all music written (except where stated), produced, programmed,
arranged, edited, premixed and sung by Susanna Ridler

SUSANNA RIDLER: Comp., Vocals, Electronics, Keys
WOLFGANG PUSCHNIG: Alto Saxophone & Flute
THOMAS GANSCH: Trumpet & Fluegelhorn
RAINER DEIXLER: additional live Drums
ANDRE MÜLLER: Chapmanstick
tos: Guitars

Label: Electroland Revords Vienna (ELRV)


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Having returned from the US in 2001, Susanna Ridler decided to make the computer a key element throughout her composing process. She was especially eager to explore all the various ways synthetic sound patterns could be created, and continues to add new colors and inimitable stylistic elements to her very own pieces, as well as her cover versions of popular tunes. In search of her own unique way to combine the traditional with the modern, Ridler embarked on a long journey which led her deep into a completely new musical realm, and culminated in the creation of her own blend of Electronic Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock and Funk. Her band project [koe:r] symbolizes the end of this journey, – for now – and features collaborations with Austrian Jazz legends such as Wolfgang Puschnig, Peter Herbert, Gerald Preinfalk, Alexander Lackner, Florian Kmet, Thomas Gansch, Helmut Jasbar, or Rainer Deixler.
The self-titled debut album [koe:r] was released in 2008,
a second album “Susystems” followed in 2012.
[koe:r] is an experiment, but still nothing is left to chance. The album is thorough contemporary examination of Electronic Music, Pop and Jazz, which uses the melancholy sound characteristics of late-nineties Downbeat and Trip Hop as a starting point. By using methods such as pitch bend, sampling, sound manipulation or time stretching, self-recorded audio material becomes something altogether different. This undogmatic approach makes for many surprising moments, and takes well-known songs such as Summertime, Fever, Comes Love, or Corcovado to a higher musical level. So new is the stylistic wardrobe Ridler designs for those “oldies”, so fresh their interpretation, that they sound like never-before heard material. And then there is Susanna Ridler’s voice, at times organic, then transformed into noise, which is the essential ingredient of this polyphony of musical ideas. Ultimately, the voice becomes part of the many musical layers within one and the same song that evoke not only emotions, but also satisfy the listeners intellect.


[koe:r] was supported by SKE Fonds


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OTHER RECORDINGS/Collaborations:

Label: Capriccio


Release Date: 3. September 2021
Production: DR.IRENE SUCHY &
Musical Director: MICHAEL MAUTNER

This is the first poetic-compositional encyclopedia of women’s music making, from the past to the present.
Dive into the great tradition of composing women by the leading contemporaries from Austria.
Each artist composed two pieces over poems by writer & composer SOPHIE REYER.

SUSANNA RIDLERs set music to the poems for Anna Mahler and Olga Neuwirth.

Title: “Mahlers Anna”  & “Tanz, Spieluhr!”





Label: Fabrique Records

Susanna Ridler wrote the lyrics and melody to the song
“Kiss her in the stomach”
for the album SEVEN ECHOES from




Summertime, this is now
Label: Universal Music Austria



A Summertime-Remix Compilation

Susanna Ridler produced under
the artist name “tristan” Track Number 11