Irida started young as a member of severalÂ church- and gospel-choirs at her home-town Linz, Austria.This formed the base for her musical career Â and her journey through the world of music. After having studied at the â€žAmerican Institute of Musicâ€œ and the â€žVienna conservatoryâ€œ for Jazz-singers, she began to work as vocal coach as well as singer-songwriter She worked and travelled with a number of national and international stars, such asÂ Gloria Gaynor, Chaka Khan, Taylor Dayne, Nina Hagen or Haddaway.
Since a few years she lives and works in the Netherlands in different fields and has also started with playing children theatre and bringing out the book â€žPookjeâ€œ with Cd.
Her album â€žsamsaraâ€œ tells the story of a womanÂ´s life â€“ seen through the eyes of a woman, expressed by the different emotions of a woman – leading through the highs and lows of human life. samsara meansÂ circle â€“ of all circumstances causing life and pain – but – with the knowledge of itÂ´s deeper effects in develloping always keeping the hope of joy and truth behind.
Irida combines quite a lot of different musical stiles â€“ R&B, Jazz, Pop- and Soul elements wrapÂ her individual way of using German language in wordsÂ andÂ symbols. Soulful ballads Â tell the story of women history in the same touching way as social-critic songs such asÂ â€žKarten auf den Tischâ€œ (put your cards on the table) or â€žSag mir nicht was richtig istâ€œ (donÂ´t tell me what right is).
The name Irida comes out oft the Greek mythology and refers to the role of a mediator between theÂ spheres of Gods and mankind â€“ between heaven and hell â€“ overcoming time and space. In the same way Iridas music is understood as timeless, exciting and touching â€“ always up to date to the emotional needs of the listener.
The album samsara is available at www.amazon.de or go directly go to ContactÂ and order an example.