Josep Umbria

Founder of Calma Estudis. More than 20 years experience endorse his work in the different facets of musical production and studio work. Trained musically in Barcelona, he studied piano and harmony with different teachers, widening his knowledge with the composer and orchestra conductor Adolfo Villalonga. He studied sound and production in CEV in Barcelona and received a grant to continue his studies in the masters offered by TV3 Televisió de Catalunya and l’Institut Català de Noves Professions. He was part of the first stage of Microfusa Formación, designing the computer music technology program and parts of the syllabus used in the professional audio courses. He worked in several studios in Barcelona, and was in charge of the Tuenty sound studios during his last three years in the city.
He has composed music for advertising and television, working for different producers and agencies like Warner Bros, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Capitol, BBC, PBS Tv, Bassat Ogilvy, Casadevall y Pedreño, Rosebud y Singular Audiovisual, among others. He has taken part in projects for the Kodak Theater of Los Angeles, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Gran Teatre del Liceu of Barcelona or the Palau de la Música. Finalist in different award ceremonies, the Premios de la Música and the Grammys amongst some of them.
Amongst his productions and collaborations, the most notable are those carried out for Andy McPherson, Jamie Catto, Caïm Riba, Che Sudaka, David Lynch, Jimmy Page, Jaume Compte, Danny Thompson, John Cameron, Donovan, Marcel Cranc, Sethler, Richard Bonynge and Schiffkowitz.

His passions are cycling, trekking and flying. When he was a young boy, he saw a unicorn from the bus, but nobody else seemed to have seen it.