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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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  • 16N0R4N7

    To all the fans of TLOU's soundtrack, you should listen to this album too: (Produced by Gustavo Santaolalla).

    25 Mar 8:06pm Reply
  • LostScore

    Uploaded some of his recent photos. Did you know this fact? I knew he was famous in Argentina but that huge! He also met Dalai Lama, I wonder how did that go.

    15 Mar 10:10am Reply
  • turbatio

    Haven't been listening to The Last of Us score in a while. I deeply regret that.

    27 Feb 5:29pm Reply
  • LostScore

    TLOU hit over one million scrobbles, now that's something! Still haven't played the game but the score tells the story pretty darn well, one of a kind.

    24 Feb 3:55pm Reply
  • Amazing_Mirage

    The last of us! ♥

    23 Jan 3:27pm Reply
  • MasterStryke

    great guy

    15 Jan 11:07am Reply
  • LarixLecter

    u're amazing!

    13 Jan 4:17pm Reply
  • framgena

    душещипательные композиции..

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • PedroLord

    The Best Game, The best Sound Track of all times!

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • IAmTheYan

    the best video game soundtrack there ever was

    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Mamwyn

    The Last Of Us soundtrack is amazing.

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Biiancamb

    The Wings <3

    30 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Fabelhafte

    Home, my favourite track from TLOU <3

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Simon-1995

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

    14 Sep 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • klarnet76

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

    25 Aug 2014 Reply
  • yukine-

    Incredible game with an incredible score. [44]

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Accelerator5

    this is just fucking beautiful

    13 Aug 2014 Reply
  • JeanGenie69

    Great performace at The Last Of Us Live ^^

    29 Jul 2014 Reply
  • itsmat_

    the last of us, vol. 2

    24 Jul 2014 Reply
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