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BIOGRAPHY


Mario Osuna
(born October 1976, Mexico City) first ventured into music at the age of fourteen. After studying Civil Engineering in Mexico, he moved to London to pursue his true passion, studying sound engineering at the Liberty Hall Academy, and sound design and music technology at the London Institute. He eventually enrolled at Westminster College, where he was mentored by Amit Sen, pupil of Jerry Goldsmith, in composing and synchronizing music for film and TV. While studying, he supported himself by working as a sound engineer for many South American live orchestras and composing scores for several international short films. After seven years studying in London, Osuna moved to La Habana, Cuba, where he pursued his studies in composition with Jesus Ortega, a well known Cuban teacher, guitarist and composer.

Osuna’s first major film composition came in 2007, when he collaborated with Spanish composer Josué M. Martin on the music for the film Llamando a un Angel (Calling an Angel) distributed by BuenaVista International (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Mexico). In 2008 he scored several short films for the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE) and Universidad de Guadalajara (U de G), as well as arranging and composing additional music for the first feature film work of the U. de G; Otro Tipo de Música (Another Kind of Music). During this time he also composed music for several documentaries, including En los Pasos De Abraham (In The Footsteps Of Abraham), Voces del Subterraneo (Underground Voices), and After I pick The Fruit. He directed and produced nine composers and bands, and scored part of the feature film documentary Fogonero del Delirio (Stoker of Delirium). In 2009, in collaboration with Alfredo Sanchez, Osuna composed music for the short film Jaulas (Cages) that was award with "El Ariel", the most important award for cinema in Mexico, for best short animation.

More recent credits include the first feature film animation made in Guadalajara, El Secreto de Medallón de Jade (The Secret of the Jade Medallion) and Fecha de Caducidad (Expiration Date), which was awarded Jury Best Film in the Moscow Film Festival, and Best Film in the International Film Festival of Morelia.??Mario has composed music for dance and theatre, arrangements, radio programs and serials, audiobooks, television and advertisements. He has collaborated with recognized artists such as Lila Downs, Eduardo Gamboa, Jose Fors, Rita Guerrero, Alfredo Sanchez, Carlos Aviles, Josúe M. Martín, Gerardo Enciso, Bozena Slawinska, Mexfilm Chamber Orchestra, Filarmónica de Jalisco, among many others.
In addition to continuing to compose original music for diverse projects, Mario currently teaches "Music for Film" at the Sound and Image Department of the University of Guadalajara.

STUDIES:

Composition and guitar technique: Prof. Jesus Ortega, Cuba

Composing and synchronizing music for film and TV:
Prof. Amit Sen, Kensington and Chelsea College, United Kingdom

Location Sound: Robin Pender, Location recording course, UK

Sound Design and music technology: London Institute, UK

Sound Engineering: Liberty Hall, Audio and Sound Engineering School, UK

Modern Harmony: Prof. Mario Romero, México



Mario Osuna
Llamando a un Angel / Fecha de caducidad
After I pick the fruit / Voces del Subterraneo

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