ABOUT ME

Clemens Wenger – Composer for Stage & Media, Piano Player, Keyboards and Live-Electronics, MA

born in 1982 in Krems an der Donau, Austria
lives and works in Vienna, Austria & Naples, Italy
founder and musical director of JazzWerkstatt Wien
founder of ATTITUDE SOUND – Music and Sounddesign for Media & Performing Arts
musician and composer for 5/8erl in Ehr´n

Musical Studies:
Jazz Piano at Gustav Mahler Conservatory, Vienna with Paul Urbanek
Jazz Theory and Composition at the Conservatory Wien University
MA program “Music for Film and Media”, Danube University Krems (with distinction)

Prices:
2001 Austrian Young Lions Award (2nd prize)
2006 Fidelio Price
2006 Hans Koller Price “Newcomer of the year” with JazzWerkstatt Wien
2007 European Jazz Newcomer of the Year with Falb Fiction
2008 Fair Music Certificate with JazzWerkstatt Wien
2009 Amadeus Austrian Music Award “Best Album” with JazzWerkstatt Wien (nominated)
2009 Hans Koller Price “Newcomer of the year” (nominated)
2010 Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik with Ensemble Studio Dan
2012 Amadeus Austrian Music Award with 5/8erl in Ehr´n
2013 Amadeus Austrian Music Award with 5/8erl in Ehr´n
2014 Amadeus Austrian Music Award with 5/8erl in Ehr´n (nominated)
2015 Amadeus Austrian Music Award with 5/8erl in Ehr´n
2016 Amadeus Austrian Music Award with Die Strottern & JazzWerkstatt Wien  (nominated)
2016 Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik for “Neapel” Solo Album (nominated)

Collaboration with:
Steven Bernstein, Max Nagl, Wolfgang Reisinger, Ausseer Hardbradler, Klaus Maria Brandauer, J.G. Thirlwell a.k.a. foetus / steroid maximus, Kelomat, Andy Manndorff,  Alex Machacek, Willi Resetarits, Gerald Preinfalk, Studio Dan, Maja Osojnik, 5 Achterl in Ehr´n, Georg Breinschmid, Clemens Salesnsy, Die Strottern, Wilfried, others…

Organizer, Program-Developer, Curator:
JazzWerkstatt Wien festivals 2005-2016, JazzWerkstatt Graz 2005, JazzWerkstatt Wien-Tirol 2006, 2007
programs for Wiener Festwochen 2015, Amadeus Austrian Music Awards 2014, Moers New Jazz Festival 2006, Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2007, Jazzfest Wiesen 2006, Salzburger Jazzherbst 2008, Inntoene Festival 2006, Jazzfest Wien 2008, Piano Festival “Soundgrube 15” 2006

Discography:
5/8erl in Ehr´n “DUFT DER MÄNNER”, 2017, vsf records – Buy and order here
Wilfried “Gut Lack”, 2017, monkey
Max Nagl Ensemble “Live at Porgy&Bess Vol.2”, 2017, rude noises
Clemens Wenger “NEAPEL”,  2016,  jazzwerkstatt records – Buy and order here
Die Strottern & JazzWerkstatt Wien “Wo fangts an”, 2015, jazzwerkstatt records / cracked anegg
5/8erl in Ehr´n “YES WE DOES”, 2014, vsf records – Buy and order here
Jazzorchester Vorarlberg “MORPHING”, 2014, jazzwerkstatt records / laub
Studio Dan & Elliott Sharp “In The Pelagic Zone”, 2013, jazzwerkstatt records
Valérie Sajdik “Les Nuits Blanches”, 2013,  fledermaus records
Max Nagl Ensemble “Live at Porgy&Bess”, 2013, rude noises
Angela Maria Reisinger “Nicht aus dem Sinn”, 2013, jazzwerkstatt records
nee. “The Truth is on Fire”, 2012, jazzwerkstatt records
5/8erl in Ehr´n “Gut genug für die City”, 2012, vsf records – Buy and order here
Studio Dan “Dekadenz”, 2012, jazzwerkstatt records
Andy Manndorff “Dirt & Soil” 2011, cracked anegg records
Studio Dan feat. Nika Zach “Things” 2010, jazzwerkstatt records
Georg Breinschmid “Brein´s World” 2010, preiser records vienna
Maja Osojnik Band “Crne Vode” 2010, viennese soulfood records
5 Achterl in Ehr´n “Bitteschön” 2010, vsf records – Buy and order here
Die Strottern & JazzWerkstatt Wien „Elegant“ 2009, jazzwerkstatt records
Studio Dan „Creaturs & Other Stuff“ 2009, jazzwerkstatt reocrds
5 Achterl in Ehr´n “Es muss was wunderbares sein” 2009, alp ficition
Velvet Elevator “At The Movies” 2009, cracked anegg records
Max Nagl Trio „Boulazack“ 2008 HatHutRecords
Max Nagl „Market Rasen“ 2006 handsemmel records
„JazzWerkstatt Wien 2006“ jazzwerkstatt records
Maja Osojnik Band „Oblaki so rdeci“ 2006 jazzwerkstatt records
Max Nagl „Quartier du fasan“ 2005 hat-hut
Duo Salesny/ Wenger – „die wilden jahre“ 2005 jazzwerkstatt records
Clemens Salesny/ Bumi Fian Quintet „Always Blue“ 2004 alessa records
„JazzWerkstatt Wien 2005“ jazzwerkstatt records
„Jazz bei Ralf“ 2003 jbr-records
Kelomat „Kelomat“ 2005
Ausser Hardbradler „Live“ 2004 ylee
Ausseer Hardbradler „Cuba“ 2003 ylee
Comedy Hirten „Mörderisch“ 2004 hoanzl

Movie / Theatre / DVD / Media:
– “Höllenangst”, J.N. Nestroy, Volkstheater Wien, director: Felix Hafner, stage design: Camilla Hägebarth, costumes: Johanna Hlawica, couplets: Peter Klien, music & sounddesign: Clemens Wenger
– “Liebe Hoch 16”, musical theatre, production: netzzeit & Wir.Sind.Wien – Festival der Bezirke, screenplay: Ibrahim Amir, song lyrics: Wilfried, Michael Scheidl, Ezra Özmen, composition: Clemens Wenger, 2017
– “Fussball im Grenzbereich”, sports documentary, TV, Philipp Maschl, ORF, 2017
– “Im Herzen der Demokratie”, wenn es soweit ist, director: Jacqueline Kornmüller, Austrian Parliament, 2016
-“Gemmazack Rundkariert”, fashion performance by dresscode interruption, sound installation by Clemens Wenger, @Improper Walls, Reindorfgassenfest 2016
– “Rast”, sounddesign for documentary, director: Iris Blauensteiner,  2016
– “Strong Vienna”, comic opera, screenplay & director: Leo Riegler & Karolina Preuschl, production: JazzWerkstatt Wien, composition & musical director: Clemens Wenger, Porgy&Bess, 2015
– “Stö jetzt kane Fragen“, live show @ Amadeus Austrian Music Awards for Puls4 – idea, concept, composition & musical director, 2014
– “Ilica 11”, short movie by Barbara Anticevic, 16min, music by C. Wenger, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, 2014
– “Balloona Laguna”, animation movie by Matisse Gonzalez, 6min, music by C. Wenger, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, 2014
– “A Tusky Tale“, animation movie by Kerstin Buzelan, music by Simon Osterhold and Clemens Wenger, 2013
– “Single molecules in a quantum interference“, sounddesign for movie by Thomas Juffmann, quantumnano institute Vienna, Markus Arndt Group, 2012
– “Muchogusto Trailer”, opera by Lukas Kranzelbinder, sounddesign for web trailer, 2012
– “Du bleibst bei mir”, Felix Mitterer, director: Michael Sturminger, Volkstheater Wien 2011, music: Gerald F. Preinfalk
– “Alltägliche Musik”, Klaus Maria Brandauer reads Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, reading w/ piano music, 2010
– “Peer Gynt”, Volkstheater Wien 2008, musician, director: Michael Struminger
– piano recordings for play “Der Ozeanpianist” with Bodo Hell, music: Renald Deppe
– piano and musical director in “Alma – A Show Biz ans Ende, Petronell 2005 and Semmering 2007, director: Paulus Manker
– silent picture piano improvisations at Gasthaus Vorstadt 2004 “Nosferatu” and “Café Electric”
– musician in TV Movie “Die Villen der Frau Hürsch” ORF/arte/BR, director: Julian Pölsler
– “Stadt, Land, Fluss” DVD 2005, director: Botho Butzmühlen
– experimental short movie “tonart”, cut, music, camera and concept w/ Werner Angerer, 2002
– piano in “Flow Show”, director: Florian Randacher, 2004, Wien, Graz, Gössl

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