Wenger Clemens

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category
1 "A tusky tale" - music for the animation movie 2013 2m 30s
2 MORPHING - Suite for Jazzorchester 2012 75m
3 Armes Schwein – Teil 2 2011
4 Armes Schwein – Teil 1 2011
5 Schweinefunk 2011
6 Du Streichholz, du 2011
7 Soul Süß Sauer 2011
8 Simson Arie 2011
9 Beim Trinkgelage 2011
10 Der unbezwingbare Simson 2011 55m
11 Bekic 2010
12 AI76 2010
13 Allemande – Courante – Gigue – Rhumba 2010
14 Box 2010
15 Le Dindon 2010
16 En Se Perdant 2009
17 iwerdemenzo 19 2009
18 Die Vorstellung des Chaos 2009
19 Andante 17 2009
20 Sonus Grutzus Enormus 2009
21 Sonus Gruntzus 2009
22 Üzgün Hinde 2009
23 Far Out Suite 2008 10m
24 Gemeiner Opal 2008 8m
25 Personalienwalzer 2008
26 Gemeiner Opal 3000 2008
27 Wean, du schlofst 2008
28 Null Rest 2008
29 Enge Strümpfe 2008
30 Rushing Violence 2008
31 SDInUtero 2008
32 Wer suchet, der findet RMX 2007
33 Gekommen, verdorben, vernommen, gestorben 2007 6m
34 Wer suchet, der findet 2007 8m
35 Relativität 2007
36 Alone ist man manchmal schon 2007
37 Gleichnis 2007
38 Hedl 2007
39 Kerblog 2006 6m 33s
40 Jive Landl, Jive!
41 Da Kindafazara vom Oisagfrund
42 Circus Tomate
43 Chen
44 Killer Blues
45 Tones for Andy Middleblues
46 Kleid der Stille - Leadsheet
47 Collage pour le Teife
48 The lions don´t sleep at night - they swing - Leadsheet
49 Spielchen 1 – 4
50 Die Jazzmafia
51 Grey Men Shrak Ballad
52 Bebop und Lulatsch

General Information

Date of Birth:  1. June 1982
Place of Birth:  Krems
Region of Birth: 
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Clemens Wagner is increasingly active as composer (various programs for the International Jazz Festival Saalfelden, Ensemble Studio Dan WVLW - Wean hean, JazzWerkstatt Vienna, various big bands and ensembles in jazz/improvisation), intensive study of electronic music, especially with the new "User Interfaces" in conjunction with synthesizers and sequencers (Multitouch Surfaces, Wiimote, ...) and sound design.

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
2000 - 2005

studies in jazz piano (Paul Urbanek)

2000 - 2006

studies in jazz theory, arrangement, composition

master-program "Music in film and media"

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2005

participation and member

2005

ever since artistic managment and co-initator

2006 - 2007

JazzWerkstatt Vienna-Tyrol

member of 5/8er in Ehr'n

programs among others for the JazzWerkstatt Vienna @ Moers New Jazz Festival 2006, Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2007, Jazzfestival Wiesen 2006, Salzburger Jazzherbst 2008, Inntoene Festival 2006, Jazzfestival Vienna 2008 etc.

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2006
2007

Festival Dantza Hirian, Spain

2007

 

2008
2008

RESET

2009

Virtual Conductor 2

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2001

Austrian Young Lions Award, 2nd prize

2006

Fidelio-Award

2006

Hans Koller Preis - "Newcomer of the Year" with JazzWerkstatt Vienna

2007

European Jazz "Newcomer of the Year" with Falb Fiction

2008

fair music-certificate with JazzWerkstatt Vienna

2009

Amadeus Austrian Music Award "Best Album" nomination with JazzWerkstatt Vienna

2009

Hans Koller Award "Newcomer of the year" nomination

2010

award (with Ensemble Studio Dan)

2012

Amadeus Austrian Music Award with 5/8erl in Ehr'n

2013

Amadeus Austrian Music Awards (with 5/8erl in Ehr'n)

2014

nomination for the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards (with 5/8erl in Ehr'n)

Press Reviews

2008

Clemens Wenger (keyboards and electronics) made a unity of it all, he did a great job. We recognized Born Again Cretin, CP Jeebies, The British Road and Alliance, but also heard parts of Shipbuilding, Sea Song en Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road. A great start of the evening! 

Jazzfestival Frankfurt

Peter Visser

 

11. July 2008

[...] for example in the Kunstforum at Freyung, where the JazzWerkstatt Vienna is hosted and the initiator, where pianist Clemens Wenger also in his role of musician has to say a lot of substantial things. The trio sounds like everything, but tradition. There thunderstorms and rain as well as the sounds of a rain-soaked road, imported by computer, can serve as a stimulus for piano meditations, a Monk composition and just as much can function as a launching pad for sightseeing flights to electronical-acoustical soundscapes such as Schoenberg's Piano Suite op. 25 [...] Wenger finally made his way into sound rooms where the piano echoed like a distorted memento of the digital memory.

Der Standard (Andreas Felber)

 

2006

Wenger and Salesny demonstrate the vigour and the paradoxicality of creative thinking as well as effective sonority, improvised looseness, and extraordinary sense of humor.


JazzKvadrat

Discography, Projects

Discography:

  • 2013: In The Pelagic Zone (mit Studio Dan & Elliot Sharp) (jazzwerkstatt records)
  • 2013: Les Nuits Blanches (mit Valérie Sajdik) (fledermaus records)
  • 2013: Live at Porgy&Bess (mit Max Nagl Ensemble) (rude noises)
  • 2013: Nicht aus dem Sinn (mit Angela Maria Reisinger) (jazzwerkstatt records)
  • 2012: The Truth is on Fire (mit nee) (jazzwerkstatt records)
  • 2012: Gut genug für die City (mit 5/8erl in Ehr´n) (viennese soulfood records)
  • 2012: Dekadenz (mit Studio Dan) (jazzwerkstatt records)
  • 2011: Dirt & Soil (mit Andy Manndorff) (cracked anegg records)
  • 2010: Things (mit Studio Dan feat. Nika Zach) (jazzwerkstatt records)
  • 2010: Brein´s World (Georg Breinschmid) (preiser records vienna)
  • 2010: Crne Vode (mit Maja Osojnik Band) (viennese soulfood records)
  • 2010: Bitteschön (mit 5/8erl in Ehr´n) (viennese soulfood records)
  • 2009: Elegant (mit Die Strottern & JazzWerkstatt Wien) (jazzwerkstatt records)
  • 2009: Creaturs & Other Stuff (mit Studio Dan) (jazzwerkstatt reocrds)
  • 2009: Es muss was wunderbares sein (mit 5/8erl in Ehr´n) (alp ficition)
  • 2009: At The Movies (mit Velvet Elevator) (cracked anegg records)
  • 2008: Boulazack (mit Max Nagl Trio) (HatHutRecords)
  • 2006: Market Rasen (mit Max Nagl) (handsemmel records)
  • 2006: JazzWerkstatt Wien (jazzwerkstatt records)
  • 2006: Oblaki so rdeci (mit Maja Osojnik Band) (jazzwerkstatt records)
  • 2005: Quartier du fasan (mit Max Nagl) (hat-hut)
  • 2005: die wilden jahre (mit Duo Salesny/ Wenger) (jazzwerkstatt records)
  • 2004: Always Blue (mit Clemens Salesny/ Bumi Fian Quintet) (alessa records)
  • 2005: JazzWerkstatt Wien (jazzwerkstatt records)
  • 2003: Jazz bei Ralf (jbr-records)
  • 2005: Kelomat (mit Kelomat)
  • 2004: Live (mit Ausseer Hardbradler) (ylee)
  • 2004: Cuba (mit Ausseer Hardbradler) (ylee)
  • 2004: Mörderisch (mit Comedy Hirten) (hoanzl)


other projects:

  • 2012: Single molecules in a quantum interference: Sounddesign for movie by Thomas Juffmann, quantumnano institute Vienna, Markus Arndt Group
  • 2012: Muchogusto (Trailer; Oper von Lukas Kranzelbinder, sounddesign for web trailer)
  • 2011: Du bleibst bei mir (Felix Mitterer, director: Michael Sturminger, Volkstheater Wien, music: Gerald F. Preinfalk)
  • 2010: Alltägliche Musik (Klaus Maria Brandauer reads Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, reading w/ piano music)
  • 2008: Peer Gynt (Volkstheater Wien, musician, director: Michael Struminger)
  • piano recordings for play “Der Ozeanpianist” with Bodo Hell, music: Renald Deppe
  • 2005 und 2007: Klavier und musikalischer Direktor in “Alma – A Show Biz ans Ende, Petronell 2005 und Semmering 2007, Regie: Paulus Manker
  • 2005: Stadt, Land, Fluss (DVD, Regie: Botho Butzmühlen)
  • 2004: Klavier in “Flow Show” (Regie: Florian Randacher; Wien, Graz, Gössl)
  • 2004: Silent picture piano improvisations im Gasthaus Vorstadt “Nosferatu” and “Café Electric”
  • musician in TV Movie “Die Villen der Frau Hürsch” ORF/arte/BR, director: Julian Pölsler
  • 2002: experimenteller Kurzfilm “tonart” (Schnitt, Musik, Kamera und Konzept; mit Werner Angerer)

Band/Ensemble Member of

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