Physics of Beauty

A 31 track ambient techno album (1h 44m 4s) — released November 6th 2020 on JazzWerkstatt Records

About Clemens Wenger:
Born 1982, he lives and works in Vienna as musician and composer of contemporary jazz-, pop & electronic music. Clemens Wenger initiated the JazzWerkstatt Wien, heads this group of musicians for 16 years now and is a key figure of the successful Viennese soul band 5/8erl in Ehr'n.

Recently Wenger published The Urge of Night with Mira Lu Kovacs. For this album he wrote special arrangements of Kovacs' pop songs for a ten-strong ensemble that includes a horn quartet. His last solo album, Neapel, was shortlisted for the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik in the category Grenzgänge (borderlines). For the Münchner Volkstheater he composed the sound track for the acclaimed production of Brave New World, now in its fourth season and praised by critics and audiences. With his band 5/8erl in Ehr´n Wenger is a five-times winner of the Amadeus Austrian Music Awards, most recently in 2020.

About this release:

"Sometimes you hit on a beautiful theme.
Somehow you recognise a good idea in advance and know how to express it. And this is precisely what I did not want to do." (Clemens Wenger)

In Physics of Beauty, Clemens Wenger's second album, which he produced, composed and performed solo, he goes straight for the involuntary and improbable, walking backwards, taking up another perspective, abandoning what's logical. The unimaginable is what turns out right: an inadvertent quality that stands alone.

Clemens Wenger selected, edited and concocted his album from countless improvisations on his private, felt-prepared uprigt piano. He followed it up with painstaking sound design on the computer, precisely defining close or wide spaces, dark or light tonalities, transforming acoustic sounds into digital sound spheres – all of it carrying the minimalist means of the album through many layers, from ambient techno, jazz piano, minimal music to cinematic soundscapes.

Physics of Beauty is published as a digital release and has an added digital home of its own on, a web page, laboratory in character, with an interactive interface: music that you can explore in gamification, visualised in geometric lines, bars, circles, every track a living visual organism spread across the whole page, an organism that we can interact with using a mouse and which reacts to the live input of every single visitor.

Clemens Wenger has long become a key figure of the young Viennese scene. - Klaus Nüchtern FALTER

This man clearly and urgently needs to be composing soundtracks - Ljubiša Tošić Der Standard

Many people are familiar with CLEMENS WENGER as the pianist for 5/8ERL IN EHR‘N or as the driving force behind the Viennese JAZZWERKSTATT. His first solo album “Neapel” is an excellent example of what a talented composer he is as well. - Markus Deissenberger Austrian Music Export

Mr. Wenger’s assorted keyboards are a perfect foil for Mr. Nagl’s sax, which changes shape on each song as they explore different catchy grooves. - Bruce Lee Gallanter Downtown Music Gallery, New York

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