Mario Iriarte

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Mario Iriarte
Mario Iriarte, 2009.jpg
Iriarte in 2009.
Background information
Born (1955-08-18) August 18, 1955 (age 61)
Origin Santa Cruz, Chile
Genres Folk, singer-songwriter, Latin music, Chilean music, cueca
Occupation(s) Vocalist, songwriter, teacher
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 1982–present

Mario Antonio Iriarte Donoso (born August 8, 1955) is a Chilean musician, singer, songwriter and teacher, originary from Santa Cruz.

Life[edit]

Iriarte completed his Musical Arts studies in the University of Chile in 1986. He has since worked since as a teacher in Liceo Santa Cruz.

In 2004[1] and 2008, he was part of the jury of the National Competition of Unpublished Cueca Compositions in Santa Cruz (Spanish: Concurso Nacional de Composiciones Inéditas de Cueca en Santa Cruz).[2]

Iriarte is also a member of the Sociedad Chilena del Derecho de Autor (Chilean Copyright Society, SCD).[3]

Reír o Llorar[edit]

Reír o Llorar
Studio album by Mario Iriarte
Released 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Rock, pop music
Label Palma
Producer Cristián Palma V. and Manolo Palma

In 2008, Iriarte released a self-composed album called Reír o Llorar (To Laugh or To Cry) under the label Palma Records. Iriarte reportedly collaborated with Chilean New Wave artist Luis Dimas during the album production.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Egoístamente Mía"
  2. "Llora Corazón"
  3. "De Tanto Amarte"
  4. "No Quiero Volver"
  5. "Amiga es Mi Dolor"
  6. "Volveré a Encontrar"
  7. "Mi Enemiga"
  8. "Si te Vas de Mí"
  9. "Me Duele el Corazón"
  10. "Amor No Soy Feliz"
  11. "Mi Estupidez"
  12. "Reír o Llorar"
All tracks written and composed by Mario Iriarte.

Personnel[edit]

  • Mario Iriarte – lead vocals
  • Cristián Palma V. – drums, bass guitar, conga, minor percussion; record producer, arrangements (all tracks but 1–2, and 5), sequential production, and planning
  • Manolo Palma – organ; executive producer, arrangements (track 1–2)
  • Jorge Seguel – acoustic guitar; arrangements (track 5)
  • Leslie Moraga – electric guitar
  • Álvaro Rivera G. – graphic artist.
  • Andrés Rebolledo – bongo drums; recording and mixing engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GANADORES CONCURSO NACIONAL DE COMPOSICIONES INEDITAS 2004". DeColchagua (in Spanish). 2004. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Documento sin título". cuecachilena.cl (in Spanish). August 2008. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.scd.cl/listado_socios/listado_total.pdf