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Schauble, Niko

Schauble, Niko, drums; b. Stuttgart, Germany, 29 Janurary 1962.

From, 1967-1979, Schauble studied  Classical Piano. From 1973-1981, he studied drum set (79-81 with Joachim Fuchs-Charrier). In 1977, he had his first concerts and recordings (with 'Orexis', Winner of the Preis der Deutschen Phonoakademie 1977). In 1981, he moved to Berlin. From 1982-1989, he played symphonic percussion with  Konstantin Avgerinos. He played mallet instruments, and did composition with  Manfred Burzlaff. He did performances and recordings with Berlin Ensembles ('Elefanten',  'Out To Lunch', a.o.) as well as musicians such as Enrico Rava, Teo Macero, a.o. He also did work in Theaters and as Session Musician. In 1989, he made the move to Melbourne/Australia. From 1990-1991, he was a member of the Vince Jones Band. Extensive touring throughout Australia. In 1992, he was arranger and drummer 'Tonight Live', Channel 7, Australia Recordings and Performances with Paul Grabowsky, Dale Barlow (ex-Jazz Messengers). In 1993, he became a foundation member, AAO. In 1994, he did extensive travel and concerts throughout Europe. In 1995, he returned to Australia, and worked as Composer for Film/TV Tour of Australia with the AAO. In 1996, he made a tour of India with the AAO, a tour of South America/Europe with Robyn Archer and a tour of South Africa with 'Tip.' In1997, he did film and TV music in Australia and teaching and touring in Europe. In 1998, he made a tour of Europe with Robyn Archer and did workshop, concerts and recordings in Berlin. In 1999, he had his premiere of 'Passion, Beauty, Time' with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. He also did workshops, concerts and recordings in Berlin and music and orchestrations for TV in Germany and Australia. In 2000, he did concerts and recordings in Berlin. He alsohad his premiere of 'The Theft of Sita' at the Adelaide Festival. Performances of 'Sita' at the Expo Theatre, Hannover. He toured with the Australian Art Orchestra (Singapore, London, Hannover, Prague, Copenhagen, Pori) and with the Sruthi Laya Ensemble. He did workshops, concerts and recordings in Berlin. In 2001, he did performances at the Sydney Opera House and in Melbourne with the AAO/ Deborah Conway. He also toured with 'The Theft of Sita' (Sydney Opera House, New York, London, Belfast). In 2002, he toured with The Theft of Sita (Zurich, Rotterdam, Aarhus, Berlin), did concerts and recordings in Berlin, did concerts with the Australian Art Orchestra, Paul Grabowsky Trio and others. He also did new work for Saxophone and Symphony Orchestra. Niko has worked as composer and/or musician with Sam Rivers, Lee Konitz, Enrico Rava, Trilok Gurtu, Mike Nock, Wynton Marsalis, Dewey Redman, Arthur Blythe, Gunther Schuller, Palle
Mikkelborg, Mary Finsterer, Paul Grabowsky, Ed Schuller, Billy Jenkins, Berliner Saxophon Quartett, Vince Jones, Sruthi Laya Ensemble (Madras), Karaikudi R. Mani, Australian Art Orchestra, Tibetan Dixie, Die Elefanten, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Jugend Jazz Band Charlottenburg, ABC-TV, SBS-TV,  Channel 7 and Channel 10/Australia, Australian Childrens Television Foundation, HR, WDR, MDR, RIAS, SFB, ORB.

He has taught the following institutions: Musikschule Charlottenburg, Hochschule fur Musik Hanns-Eisler, Victorian College of the Arts, Adelaide Conservatorium of Music, Sommerakademie der Freien Kunstschule, Internationale Tanzwochen Wien, Landesmusikakademie Berlin

Minimal Kidds; Tibetan Dixie: Nothing Too Serious, Ya-It-Ma Thang (with Arthur Blythe); Night Music (with Enrico Rava); On The Other Hand (with Paul Grabowsky); White Snow - Red Earth (2004)
As composer/arranger:
Berliner Saxophon Quartett: Vol.I, Vol.II; Jugend Jazz Band Charlottenburg Vol I, Vol II, Vol III; How Rook; Berliner Saxophon Quartett: 12 Notes, 4 Musicians and the Blues
As sideperson/composer:
Opus Pocus: Opus Pocus; Out To Lunch: Out To Lunch, Out To Lunch with Enrico Rava; Die Elefanten: Immer Alle Immer Ich, Wasserwuste; Per-Dee-Doo (with Gebhard Ullmann); Experience (with Andreas Willers); Paul Grabowsky Sextet: Tee-Vee, Viva Viva, Last Days of Chez Nous; Six Degrees of Separation (movie sound track, comp: Jerry Goldsmith); Phoenix (music of the TV series); Australian Art Orchestra: Ringing The Bell Backwards, Passion, Into The Fire; Christof Griese Quartet: 52nd Return, New Friends; Electric 5 (with Christof Griese); Jazz Paintings (with Christof Griese); Various Artists: Jazz Sampler Berlin 1998, Cataract (Sampler of the Hochschule fur Musik Berlin); Doug DeVries: Doug DeVries; Jex Saarelaht Trio: Fridays, Late - Live at Bennett's Lane; TIP (with Ren Walters, Chris Bekker); IQ (movie sound track, comp: Jerry Goldsmith); Mogrinos (with Leszek Mozdzer); Noah's Arc (movie sound track, comp: Paul Grabowsky); Paul Grabowsky Trio :  31; Music for SITA; Shiner: sound track (as musician) (comp: Paul Grabowsky); Double Drums Project (with Tony Buck); Paul Grabowsky Trio: new recording (Sept. 04)

Television and films:
Rote Sterne Videoclip Polydor Records 1984
Sendung with der Maus WDR Koln 1985
'Das Gluck kommt uber'n kurzen Weg' ARD Glucksspirale 1986
'Tonight Live' Channel 7, Melbourne 1992
'Lift-Off' ABC-TV/ACTF 1992
'Imagine' SBS-TV 1993
'Bunch of Fives' 5 minute animations, incl.  'Lower Orders' ABC-TV 1997/98
Zoo's Company' ABC-TV documentary (8 episodes) 1998
'Kripo Live' MDR 1997/98
'Zoo Tails' ABC-TV
Music for short film 'Traces' 2002
Music for 'Good Riddance' (25 min animation, ABC TV 2003
Music for short film 'Numbo' 2004
'Driven Crazy' Barron Productions/Channel 10
'They shoot crocodiles, don't they'ABC-TV documentary
'Clarion hits back' and 'Clarion Monster Sound' corporate video presentation
'Noah's Arc' (starring Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F.Murray Abraham)
NBC-TV/U.S.A. 2x90 min (orchestration and composition)
'Stingers', series 7 (2003), Channel 9
'Stingers', series 8 (2004), Channel 9

CD Rom (design of a 'music machine', sampling and composition))
Australian Childrens Television Foundation/Telstra/Hewlett Packard 1997/98

Candide (solo percussion)
Renaissance Theater Berlin 1985 various productions
Tanzwerkstatt Berlin 1987-89
Wasserwuste Die Elefanten/Berlin Planetarium 1988
The Theft of Sita (musical director) commissioned by the Adelaide and Melbourne Festivals 2000

The Age 2/9/92
Sydney Morning Herald 8/12/90
The Age 6/3/91
Sydney Morning Herald 12/4/94
Drum Media 6/2/96
Sydney Morning Herald 26/2/96
The Age 2/2/99
Australian Jazz and Blues Magazine August/September 1993
Capital Q 26/5/00
John Shand  in the Sydney Morning Herald 7/7/02

1992 Australian Jazz Award/Best Drummer
1994 'Unsigned Bands Competition', Rhythms Magazine, Australian
1995 2nd prize Franz-Josef Reinl Stiftung fur 'Ohne Ende'
1996 First and second Prize 'Tage der leichten Musik' des SFB for 'Ich
mocht' Dich virtuell vernaschen' and 'T'an 90'
1997 Honorable Mention Julius Hemphil Awards, New York for  'Ya-it-ma Thang'
1998 Finalist at the 'Wildscreen' Festival, Bristol with 'Lower Orders'
Further awards and grants by the Senat von Berlin, the Victorian
Ministry of the Arts and the Australia Council.

Contact information:
Niko Schauble
34 Queens Ave
Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
ph/fax: 03-9818-8809
mobile: 0417-512-500

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