"Duke Ellington's highest compliment for musicians whom he admired was to call them 'beyond category.' Gustavo Santaolalla clearly falls into this description." - NPR
A gifted multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and composer, Gustavo Santaolalla is recognized as one of the most highly acclaimed and prolific contemporary Argentine musicians in the world. The winner of two Oscars for Best Original Score for Brokeback Mountain and Babel, he also has written music for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Amores Perros and 21 Grams; Walter Salles’ Motorcycle Diaries and On the Road; HBO’s Deadwood; and Netflix’s Narcos Mexico. He has produced more than 100 albums by some of Latin America’s most popular and relevant alternative musicians including Café Tacuba, Julieta Venegas, Molotov, Juana Molina and Juanes and has received two Grammy and 18 Latin Grammy Awards.
Santaolalla will appear with his band SantaBanda, performing music from throughout his career that mixes genres ranging from traditional music of Argentina, including tango, to minimalism, electronica and progressive rock, featuring well-known works from his previous musical collaborators Arco Iris and Bajofondo, as well as music he composed for The Last of Us, recently voted one of the best video games in history. Santaolalla also composed the music for Finch (starring Tom Hanks). This event is an intimate survey of a towering artist.
Funds provided by the Royce Center Circle Endowment.