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Pedro Aznar

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Pedro Aznar, given birth to in Buenos Aires, Argentina, studied classical electric guitar, piano, electric powered and acoustic bass, percussion, and structure in Buenos Aires with the Berklee University of Music in Boston, MA. He founded the group Serú Girán in 1978, probably one of the most well-known and important ensembles in Latin American well-known music. Serú Girán disbanded in 1982, but reunited in 1992, creating a platinum studio room recording and gathering the biggest audience, compared to that day, for any concert tour in Argentina. Aznar became a member of the Pat Metheny Group in 1983 as multi-instrumentalist and vocalist after Pat Metheny noticed a tape of his house recordings. The group offering Aznar within the lineup toured the entire world extensively and documented three Grammy-awarded albums: First Group, Letter FROM YOUR HOME, and THE STREET to You, along with the soundtrack towards the film The Falcon as well as the Snowman. Aznar’s second single album, Contemplación, presented the accompaniment of many members from the Pat Metheny Group. As an associate from the Pat Metheny Group, Aznar performed acoustic guitar, saxophone, both untuned and tuned percussion (including metal drums), and melodica, furthermore to performing and whistling. He also published or co-wrote many tunes included on Pat Metheny Group albums. Aznar released two information being a duo with Charly García: Tango in 1986 and Tango 4 in 1991, both of these turning platinum. The last mentioned also earned the ACE Award from the Argentine Association of Entertainment Critics for Greatest Rock Album of this season. He also documented with ethnomusicologist and researcher Leda Valladares on Grito en un Cielo, an anthology of Andean traditional folk tracks. He had written the scores to many films, earning the SADAIC Prize (Argentine Composers Association) and three Sterling silver Condors (Film Critics Association of Argentina) for Greatest Film Rating. Pedro in addition has constructed music for ballet, theatrical parts, artwork exhibitions, multi-media occasions, and art movies, and a Concerto for String Orchestra and Synthesizers, commissioned with the Mayo Chamber Orchestra. In 1992, he released a poetry reserve, Pruebas de Fuego. He also constructed and documented duets with performers Mercedes Sosa and Caetano Veloso in 1993 for an record sponsored by UNICEF to progress knowing of Children’s Privileges. Pedro Aznar provides released six single albums, three soundtrack albums and added his significant abilities to over 40 albums with various other artists.

Quick Facts


Full Name Pedro Aznar
Profession Poet, Songwriter, Film Score Composer, Percussionist
Education Berklee College of Music
Nationality Argentine
Music Groups Serú Girán, Pat Metheny Group, ALAS, Billy Bond and The Jets
Music Songs A primera vista, Ya no hay forma de pedir perdón, Mientes, Nos veremos otra vez, Vos Vieras, Vieras Tú, A cada hombre, a cada mujer, Zamba para Olvidar, Seminare, Rencor, Zamba del Carnaval, Quebrado, Solo Dios Sabe, Vos sos mi amor, Si me das tu amor, La pomeña, No es una pena?, Agüita, Amar y dejar partir, Deja la vida volar, Romance de la Luna Tucumana, Si llega a ser tucumana, Insensatez, Confesiones de invierno, Como La Cigarra, Peluca telefónica, Como dos extraños, Pensaba en vos, Himno al general San Martín, El seclanteño, Décimas, Noche de perros, Amor de juventud
Albums Contraluz, Tango, Tango 4, Quebrado Vivo, Puentes Amarillos (Aznar Celebra La Musica De Spinetta), Mil Noches y un Instante, Quebrado, A solas con el mundo, Ahora, David y Goliath, Aznar canta Brasil, Mudras: Canciones de a dos, Caja de música, Radio Pinti, La Grasa de las Capitales, Contemplación, Cuerpo y alma, Fotos de Tokyo, Pedro Aznar, Parte de volar, En Vivo Teatro Ateneo, Yo no quiero volverme tan loco, Aznar Lebon (En Vivo en el Teatro ND Ateneo Volumen 2), A Roar of Southern Clouds, Cuando la Lluvia Te Moje los Pies, Huellas en la Luz: Música para películas, Contemplaciones
Movies A Buddha, Don’t Die Without Telling Me Where You’re Going, Last Images of the Shipwreck, Man Facing Southeast, Pedro Aznar: Aznar Canta Brasil


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#Fact
1 Grew up in Buenos Aires's neighborhood Liniers.
2 Attended a public high school: Escuela Normal in San Justo, La Matanza.
3 Bass player of the 80s band Serú Girán.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2003 - 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Duro de domar TV Series performer - 4 episodes, 2007 - 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2013
Televisión registrada 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Encuentro en el Estudio TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012 performer - 1 episode, 2012
Concierto para Violeta 2011 TV Special performer: "Arriba quemando el sol", "Que he sacado con quererte", "Maldigo del alto cielo", "Gracias a la vida"
De la A a la Z 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Botineras 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Don't Look Down 2008 performer: "Joana Francesa", "Lo hermoso que fue"
Love in the Time of Cholera 2007 producer: "Despedida", "Hay Amores"
Culpables TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2001 writer - 1 episode, 2001
Campeones de la vida 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alma mía 1999 performer: "Cuerpo y alma"
Aprender a volar 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Al despertar 2015 Short
Una vida verdadera: El sacrificio de Miguel Woodward 2008 Documentary
Don't Look Down 2008
Lutier 2008 Short
Un Buda 2005
Cómplices 1998
El mundo contra mí 1996
No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas 1995
El camino de los sueños 1993
Last Images of the Shipwreck 1989
Fútbol por Julio Lavallén 1988 Short
Man Facing Southeast 1986

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Una vida verdadera: El sacrificio de Miguel Woodward 2008 Documentary musician
Un Buda 2005 musical director

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pura Química 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Nunca es tarde 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Resurrection of Victor Jara 2015 Documentary Himself
Zonda: folclore argentino 2015 Documentary
Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar 2003-2015 TV Series Himself - Jury Member / Himself - Performer / Himself - Musical Guest
Gracias por venir, gracias por estar 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Duro de domar 2007-2013 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Encuentro en el Estudio 2012 TV Series Himself - Performer
Concierto para Violeta 2011 TV Special Himself - Performer
¿Qué fue de tu vida? 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
De la A a la Z 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Mercedes Sosa, Cantora un viaje íntimo 2009 Documentary Himself
Festival del Huaso de Olmué 2002 TV Series Himself - Performer
Peperina 1995 Documentary Himself
Hola Susana 1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fax 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Badía y Cia 1983 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
1002 Momentos de la tele 2012 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Music (Mejor Música) No te mueras sin decirme adónde vas (1995)
1991 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Music (Mejor Música) Últimas imágenes del naufragio (1989)
1988 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Music (Mejor Música) Hombre mirando al sudeste (1986)


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