5/8erl in Ehr´n successfully released their 5th album “DUFT DER MÄNNER” and in the last weeks we´ve been touring around Austria. The final concert of our first tour leg will be on the 9th of June at the wonderful ARENA WIEN. We´ll play an open-air show, supported by the wonderful Koehne Quartet. Do not miss that!
I am also very happy to present a new production in June: LIEBE HOCH 16
By the end of 2016 I got the request to compose the music for this music theatre, produced by netzzeit. The story is set in Vienna´s butcher milieu – a musical comedy inside the Turkish-Austrian community.
The ensemble will play 7 live-shows at Vienna´s Festival der Bezirke in June; have a look at my DATES page and come to visit a performance!
I feel very honored to compose music for a theatre play at the renowned Volkstheater Wien: Johann Nepomuk Nestroy´s HÖLLENANGST will be premiered on September 23.
Director Felix Hafner brought me in, right now we´re rehearsing and working on the play. I really like how this is going, and I think you´ll be quite surprised what we´ll come up with – more information coming soon – save the date! #hellyeah
As I compose for my bands or do commissioned work, a lot of other music comes out of … I don´t know. Most of the time, I am indecisive what to do with these pieces. Audio files & sheet music pile up in my studio and since I don´t have a practical use for that music, I disregard my own work.
That´s gonna stop now.
I´m happy to announce the foundation of my “Clemens Wenger Lab“.
Basically, it´s a Bandcamp page for now. Time and again, I´ll fill it up with recent inventions. I won´t “dress” the music to fit a style or any expectations -just let it loose.
You can listen and download for free; also pay if you want. In exchange: share your feedback with me, please! What do you like, what annoys you and why?
The lab shall be my platform to experiment with form and content.
So let´s get it started: HERE—->
(photo credit: Astrid Knie)
I look pretty sad in this picture (above), but don´t worry; it was just a peaceful moment during our foto shoot for the new 5/8erl in Ehr´n album and tour.
We´ll release our 5th album “DUFT DER MÄNNER” in April – Yippie!
What can I say? Of course, we´ve done a lot of work to get this done, but we didn’t rush with this one. The devil is in the details. And we were eager for the small, beautiful details. I think we´re sounding sexy more than ever. Ha!
We´re touring from May on and finish with a big and nice open-air concert at legendary Arena Wien on June 9th. Save this date – Love is in the air!
Here´s a teaser – our first single release “Geh Bitte Bobo”; a self-deprecating song with a lot of groove:
Stay tuned for more song releases soon:) Bye!
Years have gone by, and time has come for my comeback with the ensemble “Studio Dan“. Back in 2011, my friend Daniel Riegler and I composed a concert program together, called “Dekadenz“. Over the last months, we refurbished the music and added new pieces to present a new version of our mutual project on 2 dates in November. I composed a 13min piece called “Schweinslunch“, featuring my long-time partner in crime Clemens Salesny on alto saxophone. Hold your hats!
Furthermore, I came up with a piece for ensemble and cooking performance. The great Leo Riegler will cook a “Wiener Schnitzel” live on stage while the ensemble will play my 7-piece suite “Vom Schweinernen”, to accompany the culinary event.
Don´t miss the performances in Vienna (Nov 16th) and Zurich, CH (Nov, 19th) – see also my Dates page for further information.
Autumn is busy: 5/8erl in Ehr´n – Die Strottern & JazzWerkstatt Wien – theatre work with Jacqueline Kornmüller – playing around with my new modular synthesizer setup – Basketball – LOVE & Campari Soda – Cheers, Clemens