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Gustavo Santaolalla is a singer, composer, producer, guitarist, and entrepreneur. He began his music career at age 16 with the band Acro Iris.
He formed the band Wet Picnic in the late 1970’s and began a solo career that includes five albums: Santaolalla (1982), G.A.S (1995), Ronroco (1998), Camino (2014), and Qhapaq ñan (2015).
The inclusion of one of the songs from Ronroco in the soundtrack of The Insider was the first step in his career as a soundtrack composer. Gustavo has composed scores for such iconic films as Amores Perros, 21 Grams, The Motorcycle Diaries, Brokeback Mountain, Babel, and On The Road.
His scores for Brokeback Mountain and Babel won Oscars for Best Original Score. In 2015, he composed original music for the popular TV show “Jane The Virgin” and the controversial “Making a Murderer.”
In 2002, Gustavo combined his talents as producer, performer and composer and formed the electro-rock tango collective Bajofondo. Gustavo has won additional awards including two BAFTAs, a Golden Globe Award, two Grammy Awards, and 14 Latin Grammy Awards.
Gustavo Santaolalla: A True Master Of All Trades