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Gustavo Santaolalla

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Gustavo A. Santaolalla (b. 1952, El Palomar, Buenos Aires province) is an Argentine musician, producer and composer whose musical style frequently combines elements of rock, soul, African rhythms and Latin American folk. He is now one of the most sought after producers in the Latin American scene.

Santaolalla transferred his musical efforts to film soundtracks in the late 1990s, producing albums for the films Amores Perros, 21 Grams and The Motorcycle Diaries. Currently based in California where he first moved in 1978, he contributed to the instrumental music for the soundtrack to the 2005 Ang Lee film, Brokeback Mountain, from which the “A Love That Will Never Grow Old” song won the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. Santaolalla has received a 2006 Academy Award for Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) for Brokeback Mountain. His most recent work is featured on the soundtrack for the movie Babel, which has been directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who also directed the movies Amores Perros and 21 Grams. His work for Babel was honoured as well with the Academy Award for Original Score in 2007.

In addition to his film work, Santaolalla has acted as the producer of Gaby Kerpel’s Carnabailito and co-produced the Kronos Quartet’s Nuevo, an album which renders homage to the rich musical heritage of Mexico.

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  • Fabelhafte

    Home, my favourite track from TLOU <3

    24 Sep 5:45pm Reply
  • Simon-1995

    klarnet76 - thanks. It's not on CD though, but at least I will get it ;)

    14 Sep 7:54am Reply
  • mauesndkj

    He's a legend in my country's rock. Maybe not that recognized as Spinetta, Charly Garcia or Pappo, but he's equally good. He hasn't been afraid to experiment and reinvent himself with new stuff. I hope, if you are reading this guys, to check out the "Sudamerica o Regreso a la Aurora" record by Arco Iris, the band Gustavo used to have in the 70's. A truly gem in argentinian's music.

    1 Sep 12:12am Reply
  • klarnet76

    simon 1995-i know but it is in the left behind,3 parts

    25 Aug 1:42am Reply
  • yukine-

    Incredible game with an incredible score. [44]

    15 Aug 4:33am Reply
  • Accelerator5

    this is just fucking beautiful

    13 Aug 5:52pm Reply
  • JeanGenie69

    Great performace at The Last Of Us Live ^^

    29 Jul 5:26am Reply
  • itsmat_

    the last of us, vol. 2

    24 Jul 6:31am Reply
  • HenryBadaroh

    Camino ♡

    22 Jul 8:41am Reply
  • Simon-1995

    I'm siriously pissed that the main menu theme is not on the Official Soundtrack. It's good nevertheless

    18 Jul 4:23pm Reply
  • reinabarriga

    Incredible game with an incredible score. [43]

    1 Jul 12:07am Reply
  • SophiaRaiCho

    The Last of Us! :)

    18 Jun 12:43am Reply
  • bloodyvampp

    Incredible game with an incredible score. [42]

    7 Jun 4:10pm Reply
  • Dead-Disnee

    Incredible game with an incredible score. [41]

    28 May 7:15am Reply
  • SawatDeeDrama

    The Last of Us ♥ Great game with a beautiful soundtrack. I haven't played Left Behind yet, but I believe that it will be just as incredible.

    14 Apr 11:21pm Reply
  • dharma24

    The Path is my favourite track from the Last of Us!

    6 Apr 12:05am Reply
  • naayf

    Incredible game with an incredible score. [40]

    31 Mar 4:17am Reply
  • Bugaboo_

    Incredible game with an incredible score. [39]

    29 Mar 11:17am Reply
  • Heezay-

    Incredible game with an incredible score. [38]

    23 Mar 5:15am Reply
  • norbachs

    Incredible game with an incredible score. [37]

    19 Mar 3:45am Reply
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