SANTIAGO PUENTE PEROSANZ
Address: Haakon den godes vei 33 B
Telephone: (+47) 406 37 235
Date and place of Birth: 8th of August 1959, Madrid, Spain
Languages: Spanish (native)
English (high level spoken, intermediate written)
1985 - 1993 Clarinet Teacher Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid
1980 - 1983 Primary School Teacher Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
1974 - 1979 Administrative Specialist Technician Escuela de Formación Profesional Padre Piquer, Madrid
Santiago Puente began his professional music studies at the Royal Superior Conservatory of Music in Madrid in 1985 after having participated in numerous street theatre groups and bands and had his passion for music awakened. During his studies he participated in different musical projects ranging from classical music orchestras as 1st clarinettist and bass clarinet player, to new age and popular music to latin and flamenco rhythms. He also continued collaborating musically with various visual artists and theatre companies, television and film productions. At the end of his studies he worked two years with Fernando Trueba, the internationally acclaimed film director and winner of an Oscar, on the theatre production “Trío en Mi bemol” and the film “Amo tu Cama Rica”, the first a project with the National Drama Theatre.
After finishing his studies he started an extensive collaboration with Norwich Puppet Theatre (one of two public Puppet Theatres in the UK) and it’s director at that time, Luis Z. Boy, composing music for all their new productions and also performing in these shows. The productions received many awards and good reviews all over the world at International Festivals. During these years in the UK, Santiago continued collaborating with various musical projects both in the UK and Spain, performing at a variety of venues, such as the Glastonbury Festival and international music festivals in Ireland, Holland and Spain.
In 2000 he stared a new music group “Banda Inaudita”, together with two other classical musicians, Juan Pablo Zielinski and Laura Villa. This group mixing classical music with flamenco, popular Spanish music and sound track vibes released 4 CD´s, performed more than 250 concerts all over Spain at different festivals and venues and was awarded Best Self Produced CD by Fnac Spain. Banda Inaudita also made the soundtrack of the film “El Furgón” by Benito Rabal.
From 2003 up until now he has work extensively with Elfo Teatro, a Madrid based Theatre Company with more than 20 years of experience. He composed the music for all the productions since 2005, a total of 7, both theatre and puppet theatre shows. Santiago also performs in all these productions and has undertaken at least 1000 performances until now mainly in Spain at International Festivals, theatre network stages and school programs.
His diverse passion for music also includes teaching and for the last 10 years he has incorporated educational work in his career. In 2012 he started together with two fellow musicians the private music school “Aula de Música Abierta” situated in Guadalajara, Spain. In 2015 Jorge Pardo, awarded Best European Jazz Musician in 2013 by the French Jazz Academy has collaborated with master classes at the school.
As a musician and composer Santiago has covered many music styles and performance settings, making him a very versatile musical artist.
2017 Historia de Aladino Elfo Teatro (Spain)
2017 The Tortoise and the Hare RukRuk (Norway)
2013 Cyrano de Bergerac Elfo Teatro (Touring in Spain)
2010 Del Otro Lado del Árbol Elfo Teatro (Touring in Spain)
2010 The Pied Piper Professor Pop-up (Touring in UK)
2009 El Lobo ha Vuelto Elfo Teatro (Touring in Spain & Colombia)
2008 Giuliano, The Clarinet Boy Wind Quintet with the Symphony Orchestra of A Coruña
2007 La Isla de los Pájaros Elfo Teatro (Touring in Spain)
2004 Cuentos de Ratitos Elfo Teatro (Touring in Spain)
2004 Caricriaturas Alauda Teatro (Touring in Spain)
2000 George’s Marvellous Medicine Norwich Puppet Theatre (Touring in UK)
1999 Harlequin in Trouble Norwich Puppet Theatre (Touring in UK, Spain & Mexico)
1996 Corto Oriental Sound Track for Short Film by Dionisio Pérez Galindo
1994 Snow White and the Dwarfs Norwich Puppet Theatre (International Touring)
1993 Jack and the Beanstalk Norwich Puppet Theatre (International Touring)
Theatre & Puppet Theatre:
2000- Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Elfo Teatro. Touring Spain, Colombia and Portugal with 7 productions. (More than 1000
Saxophones & Flutes performances at International Festivals, School Programs and National Theatre Network)
2009 - 2012 Clarinet and Flute Professor Pop-up. Touring the UK with 2 productions.
1993 - 2009 Clarinet & Bass Clarinet Norwich Puppet Theater. International Touring with 4 productions. (More than
1500 performances at International Festival, School Programs in the UK and
2003 - 2005 Clarinet & Bass Clarinet Bambalua Teatro. Touring Spain with 1 production.
1999 - 2004 Clarinet & Sax Titiritrán. Touring Europe with 2 productions.
2000 Sax Espacio 3000. Touring Spain with 1 production.
1990 - 1993 Clarinet Centro Dramático Nacional "El Trío en Mi bemol"
Director: Fernando Trueba (Winner of an OSCAR in 1993)
1987 - 1992 Clarinet & Sax Deliciosa Royala. Touring Europe with 2 productions.
1989 Clarinet Farirorafaifo Touring Spain with 1 production.
1986 Clarinet Theatre La Garandilla. Touring Spain with 1 production
1985 Clarinet Theatre Bajo la Arena. Touring Spain with 1 production
2001 - Bass Clarinet & Clarinet Banda Inaudita. Founder member.
(More than 250 concerts in Spain and England)
1997 - 2000 Clarinet & Singer Zambra. Flamenco. UK.
(Touring in UK (Glastonbury Festival), Holland and Ireland)
1995 - 1997 Sax & Clarinet Rafiki. Ethnic Music. UK (Touring in UK)
1993 Sax & Clarinet Sabor Canela. Latin Music. Spain (Touring in Spain)
1989 - 1990 Bass Clarinet & Clarinet Línea Clara. New Age Music. (Touring in Spain)
1987 Bass Clarinet & Clarinet Enkemen Tekabe. New Age Music. (Touring in Spain)
2016 2nd Clarinet Nittedal og Hakadal Janitsjar. Norge
1993 - 1998 Bass Clarinet Orchestra of Clarinets de Madrid "Aula 3" (Touring in Spain)
1990 Bass Clarinet Orchestra and choir Calasanz
1987 - 1988 1st Clarinet Orchestra and choir TAK (Touring Europe
1986 1st Clarinet Municipal band of Fuencarral
1983 1st Clarinet Vallekofonia Orchestra
Chamber Music Groups:
1990 1st Clarinet Sexteto Aerófonos (Touring in Spain)
1990 Clarinet Trío de Clarinetes (Touring in Spain)
1988 - 1989 1st Clarinet Cuarteto Runa (Touring in Spain)
1988 Clarinet Trío Galatea (Touring in Spain)
1996 - 2002 Sax & Clarinet Orquestina del Valle. (Touring in Spain)
1985 - 1987 Sax & Clarinet Orquestina "Siempre Viva" (Touring in Spain)
2009 Clarinet & Sax C.D. Jose Luis Serrano.
2009 Clarinet Sound Track of the film “Mejor que nunca”. Dir: Dolores Payás
2007 Bass Clarinet & Clarinet C.D. Banda Inaudita. Canciones Inauditas
2004 Bass Clarinet & Clarinet C.D. Banda Inaudita Dos
2004 Bass Clarinet Sound track of the film “El Furgón”. Director: Benito Rabal
2002 Bass Clarinet & Clarinet C.D. Banda Inaudita. Banda Inaudita
2002 Bass Clarinet Shortfilm “Onán”. Directors: Abraham López y Pablo Tébar
2000 Clarinet C.D. “Club Da Chave”. Siesta Records. Ramón Leal
2000 Clarinet C.D. “Sol y Sombra”. Siesta Records. Ramón Leal.
1998 Clarinet C.D. “Tribus Hispanas”. Eliseo Parra.
1998 Sax C.D. “It`s beautiful, it`s Love”. Sexy Sadie.
1996 Bass Clarinet C.D. "Danza Ritual" Fusión.
1996 Sax & Clarinet Short Film "Corto Oriental" by Adventuras Producciones / Dionisio Perez.
1996 Clarinet C.D. "El Legado Sefardí" Director: Julia León.
1995 Bass Clarinet & Clarinet Music for the performance “Eliseo Vine” for the Spanish National Ballet.
1993 Clarinet Short Film "Procedimiento Rutinario" by Fidel Cordero Producciones /
Ministry of Culture
1992 Clarinet Sound Track of the film " El Rey Tuerto"
1990 - 1991 Clarinet Music for the Documentary Television Series "Imagenes Perdidas".
Director: Vicente Romero.
1990 Clarinet Sound Track for the film "El vendedor de huesos". Director: Summers.
1990 Clarinet Short Film "Esa es tu parte" by Fidel Cordero Producciones /
Ministry of Culture.
2015- Tenor Josefinekoret. Oslo
1984 - 1985 Tenor Choir of Contemporary Music of Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid
1981- Clarinet, Sax & Dulzaina Reanima, Bocamanga, La Perula, La Banda de Crixófilas, Carracuca,
La Orquestina Clandestina, Artefacto, Espiral, La Imposible, La Puñetera,
Involantes, La Zancadilla, La Vallecana, Salamandra, Artefacto, El Elefante
Blanco, La Molécula Díscola, Guirigay, Elfo, La Requa, Artlequín,…
1987 - 1992 Sax & Clarinet Deliciosa Royala
1983 - 1986 Sax & Clarinet Perogrullo
1981 - 1982 Sax El Sucesor de Rocambole.
2012 – 2015 Sax Ensemble Aula de Música Abierta. Spain
1999 - 2002 Orchestra of 7 musicians Orquestina del Valle (Touring in Spain)
Founder of the private music school “Aula de Música Abierta”, located in the capital of Guadalajara, Spain.
2012 - 2015 Clarinet, Flute, Sax & Music Theory Aula de Música Abierta, Guadalajara, Spain
2005 - 2012 Clarinet, Flute & Saxophone The School of Creative Music of Guadalajara
1984 – 1986 Music Teacher Agora Primary School, Madrid