ABOUT

Owls is a vienna-based piano trio that cleverly, yet subtly integrates unconventional electronic devices such as  tape machines and modular gear. The music is rooted in- and aware of the tradition of both american and european jazz but transcends stylistic borders in a refreshing and unconventional way. Their genuinely audiophile approach leads to partly intense, partly fragile results and will grant a moving, thrilling and entertaining listening experience. Owls' music can be heard and described from different angles - the audiophile approach will always be the red thread. 

 

When the musical career of Owls started with their debut album crumbling light in 2017, it was the beginning of a  journey. Their stylistic and artistic view developed over the years, the conceptional cornerstones and foundations of their common musicianship grew and their commitment increased over the years. Owls' music consequently grows from the seeds sown as a group. That is why it is substantially dependent from its particular members Simon, David and Konstantin. 

Their music is all about the blissful process of creation in the moment - the precious feeling we want to experience when we are giving or receiving art. They are doing their best to give these moments to listeners and themselves, not by serving an artistic spectacle, but by celebrating music and the creational aspect of it in a live-situation.

 
QUOTES

THIS IS BIG CINEMA" 

JAZZPODIUM

„THE OUTCOME OF THE OWLS' QUEST IS PARTLY INTENSE, PARTLY FRAGILE, YET CONSISTENTLY SURROUNDED BY A MYSTERIOUS AURA" 

 CONCERTO

IN A REFRESHING AND UNCONVENTIONAL WAY, OWLS TRANSCEND STYLISTIC BORDERS AND CREATE THEIR OWN MUSICAL LANGUAGE, ONE OF CAPTIVATING, TIMELESS TONAL VARIETY"

MUSICAUSTRIA

„... AS A WHOLE IT IS SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL, RELAXED MUSIC ON A HIGH LEVEL"

FILM, SOUND & MEDIA

Simon Pianist Owls

SIMON OBERLEITNER

PIANO/TAPE/ELECTRONICS

"Owls gives me the chance to live out my own creativity and musical ideas in an authentic atmosphere. Combining this with the mutual process of bringing music to life with David and Konstantin in a spontaneous setting, every moment of our musical actions is an absolutely fresh and satisifying experience to me."

DAVID AMBROSCH

DOUBLE BASS

"I personally really enjoy the room for expression Owls musical form of communication allows me. Instead of performing an interchangeable stylebound task I feel free to implement whatever feels right to me. Being perceived and reacted to in a genuine way by Simon and Konstantin I can be confident of. - That’s what creating music in the moment, as a group, is all about."

Konstantin Drummer Owls

KONSTANTIN KRÄUTLER

DRUMS

"The reason why i deeply appreciate the music of Owls is that it is always an invitation to other spheres and emotional conditions. It's invigorating to get engaged in listening and playing this music."

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