Salvador Niebla

Music Composer & Producer

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bands and Artists: From 1975 to 2019 and in a wide musical facet, he participates, recording (more than 150 CDs) and collaborating with a multitude of artists among which we stand out for styles:

Jazz: Orquesta Mirasol, Lecaros Latín Jazz, Américo Belloto Septet, Paquito de Ribera, Max Sunyer Trío, Benavent-Amargós Band, Jordi Sabates, Allan Skidmore, The Last Good Guys, Jorge Pardo, Ramon Valle, Didier Loockwood, Deborah Carter, Perico Sambeat, Natural Energy etc.

Rock: Atila, Orquesta Mondragón, Borne, El Salvador, Teddy Bautista-Pepe Robles, Alameda, Miguel Ríos, Alex Warner.

Flamenco: Iberia, Enrique Morente, La Barbería del Sur, Martirio, Manuela Vargas, Parrita, Ana Reverte, Ginesa Ortega, J. Manuel Cañizares, Gerardo Núñez etc.

Popular Music: J. Manuel Serrat, Nacho Cano, La Trinca, Moncho, Nuria Feliu, Hilario Camacho, Pau Riba, Dyango, Monica Green, La Lloll, Sonia Cortés, Guillermina Mota, Los Sabandeños, Albert Pla, etc.

During these years he has collaborated in UK with his brother Eduardo Niebla (guitarist) recording several CDs and Tours with musicians like: Natalia Lomeiko (violin), Wajahat Khan (sitar, sarod), Deepak Ram (bamboo flute) Kala Ramnath (Indian violin) , Purbayan Chatterjee (sitar), Adel Salameh, the Dante String Quartet, Lol Coxhil etc …

Big Bands & Symphony Orchestras:

He was part of the Big Bands in TV Shows like:
– “No passa Res” (TV3), “Tariro, Tariro” (TV1), “Fin de Año 1990” (TV1), “10 Anys de TV3” etc.
With artis like:  Plácido Domingo, Latoya Jackson, Ana Belén, Rocío Jurado, Lola Flores, Concha Velasco, Rocío Durcal, Mari Sampere, Sara Montiel, etc.
– Iº Awards Jazz Sociedad General de Autores de España (SGAE) 1992.
–  Awards Tete Montoliu (1999), with musics like: Pedro Iturralde, Chano Domínguez, Jorge Pardo, Albert Bover, Perico Sanbeat, Matew Simon, Jordi Bonell, Josep Maria Farras, etc.
– Awards Goya de la Real Academia de las Artes Cinematográficas (2002), with the Madrid Synphonic Orchestra, directed by Joan Albert Amargós.
– Tribute to the Centennial of García Lorca with Miguel Ríos and Granada Synphonic Orchestra, in Fuente Vaqueros (2003).

Macro Events:

2017 – Juegos Bolivarianos (Colombia) Composer and Artistic Director for the opening ceremony.
2016 – San Sebastián Capital of European Culture. Composer of the music for the opening ceremony.
2015 – Edifice Costanera, show of the tallest building in South America as composer and musical director.
2015 – Copa América de Futbol (Chile). Composer of the music of the opening and closed ceremony.
2015 – Milán Expo, show of the Kuwait Pavilion as composer and musical director.
2013 – World Swimming Championship BCN. Composer of the music forthe opening ceremony, with OCB (Barcelona Symphony Orchestra).
2012 – Barcelona Futbol Club Show NIKE.
2012 – Julio IglesiasComposer for opening the show in Guinea.
2010 – European Athletics Games Barcelona 2010. Music composer from ceremony together with Nacho Cano, member of the mythical spanish group Mecano, also was the musical director of the event.

Theater collaborations

Lindsay Kemp Company, with “Flowers”
Lindsay Kemp Company, with “La Cenicienta”.
Centre Dramàtic de la Generalitat, with “El Tango de Don Juan” (Jerome Sebari).
Compañía de Teatro Victoria, with “La Botiga dels Horrors”.
Compañía Flotats, with “Autèntic Oest”.
Companyia Talleret de Salt, with “Tot esperant l’esquerra”.
Compañía K.A.P. Kitlinsky Art Productions, with “Edmon”.

Ballets:

“Hospites” composer for ArtenDance (2019).
“H2O” Solo Dance composer for Julie Gautier (2019)
“Atacama” Solo Dance composer for Li Kehua (2018).
“Babel 2.0” composer for Carlos Acosta Dance (2017).
“Ángeles Caídos” composer for Spanish National Ballet (2012).
“Jehanne” Composer (2011).
“Fosc, Blanc i Colors” Barcelona Paralympic Games (1992).
“Tierra de Nadie” Composer for Cuba National Ballet (1996).
“The Mans Land” Composer New York Hispanic Ballet (1997).

Film Music Collaboration:

With J. Albert Amargos in the music films:
– “J’ai vu tuer Ben Barka” (Dir. Serge Le Péron).
– “De tripas corazón” (Dir. Fernando Trueba).
– “Laura” (Dir. Gonzalo Herralde).
– “La Fiebre del Oro” (Dir. Gonzalo Herralde).
– “Mecanoscrit del Segon Orígen” (Dir. Ricard Reguant).
– “Crònica Negra” (Dir. Ricard Reguant).
– “Arnau” (Dir. Lluís Mª Güell).

With J. Mas Kitflus in the music Films:
– “Capità Escalaborns” (C. Bempar).
– “Lolita al desnudo” (D. de la Loma).
– “El Quijote” (Orson Welles-Ricardo Franco).

With Jordi Sabatés in the music Films:
– “Mares del Sur” (M. Esteve).

As a composer for music Film:
– “Dieta Mediterránea” 2009 (Joaquín Oristrell).
– “Kosha” 2008 (Mercedes Gordinez-Pepa Miro).
– “El Sabor de la Muerte” TV3 2012.
– “El Sonido de la Muerte” TV3 2012.

TV Shows:

Prime Time Shows: “No te rías que es peor”, “Blanc o negre”, “El Tiempo es Oro”, “La Lloll”,  “Hipnósis”,  “Elis, Elis”, “Locos por la Tele”, “Sí o qué?”, “Polèmic”, “Força Barça”, “Gala Tele 5 ’99”, “Laura”, “Canal Clásico”, “Cròniques d’Avui”, etc.

Spots-Jingles: Nissan Micra, Seat Toledo, Kellogs, Pans and Company, Adidas, Telecom, Campañas de navidad Freixenet (1997 al 1999), Mateus Rose, Honda, Mitsubishi, Lotería Nacional, Rondel, Tele5, Campsa, Williams N.B.A., etc.
Composer of the music for the ISDOL Jingle, that won the prizes like: “León de Oro” in Cannes and “Sol de Plata” in San Sebastián.

Documentaries: “Imagination” (Spain Expo 92). “Barcelona   Olímpica”, for COOB ’92; “Ara és Demà”, for the city council of Barcelona; “Velociutat”, for TV Canal Plus; “Barcelona desde el aire”, for spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, etc.

International Festivals:

He has represented Spain in the festivals of the E.B.U (European Broadcasting Union), and has performed at numerous jazz festivals among which we must highlight: Grenoble (Francia), Colonia (Alemania), Copenhague (Dinamarca) Pompeya (Italia), Voss (Noruega), Nueva Orleans (U.S.A.), Bratislava (Eslovaquia), Ámsterdam (Holanda) etc.

In many percussion festivals like: KOSA (USA) Ritmo Vital (SPAIN), Percuba (Cuba), Batería Total…etc.

Barcelona Olympic Games of Barcelona: In 1992 he collaborated as an official drummer, at the opening ceremony, with composer Carlos Miranda with, “Parade of Athletes”.

With Josep Pons in “Drummers of Calanda”. At the closing ceremony, with Joan A. Amargós in “Planetarium”, for the “Els Comediants”.

And the Barcelona Paralympic Games with “Fosc, Blanc i Colors”.

Several things:

With his own NATURAL ENERGY Band, has recorded its first CD as leader “Azul”, in which in addition to playing the drums premiered as a composer and arranger. With 26 musicians from Spain and Tunisia.

World Record of permanence playing drums, 27 hours non stop (1998). For the development of a medical study on physical resistance in the musicians with the High Performance Center (CAR) of Sant Cugat.

Concert for 104 drummers with Santi Arisa (July 1998).

In 2000, he was an advisor for the founding of the Bateria Total Magazine.

Participates in the project “Mediterránea” (2001) for painting and music with his brother José Niebla in itinerant exhibition for Mediterranean cities.

Musical Organizations:

– Honorary of the Cuban Percussion Society “PERCUBA”.
– Founding member of the Association of Jazz Musicians of Catalonia.
– Founding member of REEM (Spanish Network of Music Schools).
– Member of the General Society of Authors (SGAE).
– Member of the Spanish Association of Performers (AIE).

Awards:

2004 Bateria Total Magazine Award, for the best Educator.
2004 Bateria Total Magazine Award, for the best Drummer.
2003 Bateria Total Magazine Award, for the best Educator.
2003 Bateria Total Magazine Award, for the best Drummer.
“Golden Key Award Mapex” Better educational work in 2002
Möbius Award 2001, from University of Barcelona. Best Educational online application “Virtual Drummer School”.
Laus Awards 1999 design Best educational book by Virtual Drummer.
Award Year Best CD in 1989, for “Sal Marina” with Max Sunyer  and Carles Benavent.
In previous years he has been chosen by Popular 1 magazine and newspaper like: El País like one of best Spanish drummers.

Olimpic Synchronized Swimming Teams (Composer Music):

Spanish Team:

2002 “Miedo” Silver Medal in the European Championship (Berlin).
2003 “Circo” Silver Medal in the European Championship (Berlin).
2004 “Elementos” Bronze in the Olympic Games Athens, Silver in the European World.
2005 “Dalí” Silver Medal in the World Championship.
2006 “África” Silver Medal in the Olympic Games Beijing. Silver medal in the World and European Championship.
2007 “La casa del Terror” Silver Medal in the European and World Championship.
2008 “Gagarin” Silver Medal in the World Championship.
2009 “Océano” Bronce Medal in the Olympic Games London. Silver medal in the World and European Championship (Shangai).
2013 “Samsara” Silver Medal at the Barcelona World Championship and Bronze European Championship.
2014 “Tempus Fugit” Bronze medal in the European Championship Berlin (Germany).

He obtains gold medals in the Spain Princes Championships of Spain in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013.

USA Team:

2011-2012 “Spirits” for the Free Duo in Olimpics Games London.

China Team:

In 2014 he is hired by the Chinese Olympic team to develop music for Synchronized Swimming for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
2015 – “Angel & Demon” Gold Medal World Championship.
2016 – “Dragons” Silver Medal at Olympics Games Rio (Brasil).
2016 – “China opera” Silver Medal at Olympics Games Rio (Brasil).
2016 – “Brasil” Silver Medal at Olympics Games Rio (Brasil).

In 2017 return to the Spanish Olympic team to develop music for World Championship, European Championship and Tokio 2020 Olympics Games:

2017 – “Namaste”.
2018 – “Maquinarias de la Alegría “.
2019 – “Madagascar”.

He obtains gold medals in the Spain Princes Championships in 2018.

Theaching experience:

Taller de Músics – (Barcelona) 1979-1980 drum Teacher. From 1982 to 2008 he teaching master classes in Centers of Music Education, Conservatories, Music Schools, etc ..,
 Among which we can highlight:
– Escuela de Música Creativa (Madrid).
– LIPA -Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts- (UK).
– Drummers Collective, NY – (USA).
– Drum Seminar KOSA, Vermont (USA).
– ISHA Instituto Superior de la Habana, La Habana (Cuba).
– Conservatoire du Perpignan (Francia) etc…

Regional representative of the “DRUMMERS COLLECTIVE” of New York for Spain and Portugal (1992-2008).

Adjunct Professor of the Superior Conservatory Liceo of Barcelona.

In 1999, he founded the Virtual Drummer School. The first online school world-wide dedicated to the drums and percussion courses.
With teachers like:  Ignacio Berroa, Alex Acuña, Peter Erskine, Horacio El Negro, Bill Bruford, Gregg Bissonette, Giovanni Hidalgo, Dave Weckl, Luis Conte, Dennis Chambers, David Garivaldi, Steve Smith etc.

Make demonstrations and master classes throughout Spain, to:  ZILDJIAN, PREMIER, REGALTIP, EVANS, AUDIO TECHNICA, ROLAND.

In 2012 he founded Profesores de Música. A platform of classes in Spain. With teachers like: Jorge Pardo, Juan Cerro, Miguel Angel Chastang, Chema Vilchez, Xavi Capellas, Joan Albert Amargos, Max sunyer, Angel Celada etc.

In 2014 he founded the Didacting. A intranet tool private for all schools of the country, so you can carry out classes with your teachers through a new system.

Musical Studies:

1970-1975: Isaac Albéniz Conservatory (Girona). Solfeggio and theory.
1981: I Seminario Internacional de Jazz (Banyolas).
1984-1986: Taller de Músics Harmony Jazz studios with Zé Eduardo.
1985-1991: Drum classes with Peter Erskine, Bill Goodwin, Bob Moses etc…
1992: Study at Drummers Collective of New York with: Mike Clark, Gene Jackson, Kim Plamfield, Bobby Sanabria, etc.
2009-2010: ESMUC studies for a senior professor of modern music.
2014: Piano Classes with Nozomi Isobe.

Books Publications

Edited:
1997 – “Pop-Rock Drum Guide” Editorial Carish.
1998 – Method “VIRTUAL DRUMMER” Editorial Carish.
1999 – Columnist for the magazine Bateria Total.
2003-2004 Columnist for the magazine Cuadernos de Jazz.
2005 – DVD Polyrhythmics and Amalgams Editorial Mundimusica.
2014 – Virtual Drummer 2 Editorial Carish – Music Sales.

In the process of editing:
Drum Flamenco Music Method.
Method Music Minus One with Josep Mas Kitflus.
Global Drum Book (3 books).

Congresses and Conferences

2005 Member of jury in European Rock Competition “Emergenza”.
2006 Juror of the Contest EuroDrummer Madrid.
2007 Juror of the Contest EuroDrummer Madrid.
2008 Speaker at the II International Music Congress in Barcelona.
2009 Member of the jury International Jazz Awards (SGAE).
2010 Member of the jury Of the Sant Boi Pop and Rock contest.
2013 Jury of the III International Dance Competition Barcelona.
2014 Speaker of Congress of Education and Musical Research CEIMUS
2015 Speaker at the II Congress of Music Conservatories Madrid.

 

 

 


 

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