The musical course of the
luthier Marino Gutiérrez begun in his youth, attending
to trumpet classes at Larrey Music Conservatoire (at Tarbes,
France). Meanwhile, he started playing guitar, emulating his
admired Pink Floyd and Deep Purple... Back in Spain, where
he was born, Marino Gutiérrez's interests widened,
paying attention to the Asturian traditional dances and songs.
In 1990, he joined the
Folklore Association of
Gijón, focusing on recovering asturian country music
heritage. As a result of this, Marino faced the challenge
of building some traditional musical instruments employed
in Asturias. In a self-taught way, he became a luthier by
building a rebec (kind of ancient fiddle), then two hurdy-gurdys,
another rebec, a fiddle... Soon, asturian folcklore became
small, and he started building reproductions of instruments
from other spanish countries. Meanwhile, he attended different
courses in order to improve his music-playing skills, particullary
with the hurdy-gurdy and the rebec.
He also funded a folk
music group called "Truébano". They eventually
disbanded, due to the lack of time for rehearsal, but not
before recording two LP's: "Cuadroveña" and
"Na Nueite", in which Marino plays the rebec and
The instrument of this
luthier had been at conferences - "The Sounds of Tradition"
(Gijón), "Jornades de la flaüta de tres forats"
(Ibiza)-, luthiers exhibitions (Antiguo Instituto Jovellanos,
Gijón), fairs and traditional markets: "Llanes
al Cubo", "La ascensión" de Oviedo,
"Fiesta de la Arrozada" (Miranda, Avilés)...