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»Breath in,

breath out,

and bow down«

The Story

The area of ​​the mesocosm, which we can directly perceive, lies in the midst of the microcosm and the macrocosm - the realms of the tiny and the huge. It decides on our perspectives on things. But let's imagine we could overcome these boundaries and step into the spaces that surround us. Would our world be any different? Would we find the familiar again? The jazz piano trio Owls (Simon Oberleitner: piano & electroacoustics, David Ambrosch: upright bass, Konstantin Kräutler-Horváth, drums & sampling) pursues these questions and highlights the small in the large and the large in the small. This process is made audible on Wendolins Monocle, their second album, which is all about perspective. A story between fiction and reality, between music and literature, between science and philosophy, between acoustics and electronics. Their 10-track album tells the story of a young man who dares to cross the boundaries of observational spaces. The view through a monocle makes time stand still and gives him the ability to immerse himself in the world of the micro and the macro. Collaborating with the Viennese director, actor and author Klaus Haberl, the filmmaker Barry Horváth, the Austrian trumpet player Herbert Walser-Breuß and the Cologne-based vocalist Veronika Morscher, each piece is a musical tracing of the protagonist’s gaze. Compositional images such as »Waltz of the Dancing Peacock Feather«, »The Storm«, »The Fisherman and his Soul« (based on the fairy tale of the same name by Oscar Wilde) and »Knowledge leans against the rear walls of its objects« (to a poem from- and recited by Klaus Haberl) are created.

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The Ensemble

We are very happy to have worked with some amazing guests on this album and are grateful to have them with us. Here you can read more about the individual artists who made Wendolins Monocle possible.



piano & electroacoustics/compositions

pianist and composer in jazz, crossover and new music with premieres at the Musikverein Wien, Konzerthaus Wien and Musiktheater Linz, among others, in both large and smaller ensembles

teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

always looking for new ways to combine art genres and styles in the spirit of universal authenticity

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upright bass

based in Vienna, studied upright bass in jazz at HMT Munich and MUK Vienna

has a faible for melody oriented roots moovments

lays the groove in different formations while staying interested in new concepts and musical ideas

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drums & sampling/compositions

Alumni of Vienna Music Institute, Jam Music Lab and Berklee College of Music 

scholarship holder at Jam Music Lab and Berklee College of Music


internationally working musician (played at venues and festivals like Bimhuis Amsterdam, Vortex London, Taichung Jazzfestival, Jazzfestival Saalfelden and recorded in studios such as Monochrome Poland, Bluescore Milano or ORF Radiokulturhaus)​

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cornet, trumpet & fx

working in the fields of old music (Concentus Musicus) and Jazz

teaches trumpet at the conservatory in Feldkirch

known for his progressive approach to Electronics and the crossing of stylistic boundaries​

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vocals & speech/lyrics

Alumni of Berklee College of Music 

teaches at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

internationally working in different formations as both leader and sidewoman (of cabbages and kings, SH4iKH Extended, Pablo Held Trio, Matthew Halpin Group)

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director, actor and writer based in vienna

received the Nestroy Price for the premiere of “Hain“ at the Off-Theater

seen in many Austrian theater and film productions ​

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studied at Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts and Roehampton University in London

based in London, Vienna and Berlin over the last years

internationally working videopgrapher (working for the UN among others)​

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Bonus Material
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