Gustavo Santaolalla's solo instrumental album Ronroco was a game-changer for the visionary artist when it was released in 1998. Camino, released by Sony Music Masterworks is the long-awaited follow up to that album – a rich, beautifully crafted instrumental journey illuminating Santaolalla's unmistakable sound. Camino again features the Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer playing the ronroco, his signature 10-string Andean folk instrument similar to the charango, as well as other instruments that he has mastered including the guitar, guitarron, oud, cuatro, toba violin, and bouzouki. The album includes 12 new tracks, along with one of the featured tracks from Santaolalla's recent BAFTA Games-nominated soundtrack to Sony PlayStation's The Last of Us.
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Gustavo Santaolalla discusses a wide array of musical pursuits with NPR - Alt.Latino
NPR - Alt.Latino host FELIX CONTRERAS writes....Duke Ellington's highest compliment for musicians whom he admired was to call them "beyond category." Gustavo Santaolalla clearly falls into this description. Honestly, we could do one show per day, for a whole week, and still not cover the creative output of this week's guest. Santaolalla's work goes all the way back to the late '60s as a m...
Gustavo Santaolalla's 'The Last of Us Part II' makes 'Goomba Stomp - Best Video Game Soundtracks of 2020
You'd think, with what a terrible year 2020 has been, that you'd want to just completely forget it ever happened. But if there's one thing we should celebrate, it's the amazing video games that were released over the past twelve months. Embedded above is my annual mixtape featuring some of the best music from some of the best video game soundtracks of 2020. Included on the list is 'The Last of Us Par...
Gustavo Santaolalla's 'The Last Of Us' makes HappyMag '10 best video game soundtracks of the 2010s'
The Let's face it, despite some inherent mishaps – I'm looking at you microtransactions – the 2010s gave birth to some exceptional games. Nay, incredible games. In fact, some of my favourite games of all time have only existed in the last decade, and on their shoulders have stood some mind-blowing soundtracks. If you're bunkering in, self-isolating, or just gaming for the hell of it, we got y...
'The Last of Us Part 2' composer Gustavo Santaolalla says game is coming soon / DualShockers
With so many rumors circulating on whether The Last of Us Part 2 will release in 2019 or if it'll be 2020, here's another little tidbit to send your brain into another mini-meltdown, especially if you're a big fan of the upcoming sequel by Naughty Dog. The Last of Us Part 2 deserves every bit of hype it receives, even if most of them are indeed rumors, due to the unprecedented fact that we just can't wai...
Gustavo Santaolalla kicks off Sony PlayStationE3 event performing 'Last of Us 2' main theme / Game Revolution
The Last of Us 2 composer Gustavo Santaolalla kicked off the Sony E3 2018 event, by performing the game's main theme prior to its first gameplay trailer being debuted at the show. Santaolalla played the theme in front of a packed crowd herded into a church-like setting, intended to replicate the location of the game's trailer. Gustavo Santaolalla previously composed The Last of Us, though he has ...
Gustavo Santaolalla on the highly anticipated PS4:The Last of Us 2 / Sunday Express
Composer Gustavo Santaolalla is currently working on the highly anticipated PS4 game The Last of Us 2. Santaolalla, who composed the score for the first The Last of Us, was asked about when the sequel could come out during an interview in Argentina. RobinGaming reports that Santaolalla said "it'll be done in 2019" before laughing and added: "No I don't know exactly when it will come out, but a proje...
billboard interview with Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla is a relentless pursuer of different musical endeavors. Some destined for the big screen and others completely different. The Argentine producer is renowned internationally for, among other things, the Academy Awards he received for scoring Brokeback Mountain and Babel. His latest credits include collaborations with John Williams, more than 20 tunes for the upcoming London stage adapt...
Gustavo Santaolalla's acoustic minimalism / Guitar World
Gustavo Santaolalla (pronounced: San-ta-oh-lie-uh) is one of a handful of accomplished guitarists whose career began by playing in rock bands before "stumbling" into a career as a film composer. (Others include Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, Incubus' Mike Einziger, Ry Cooder, Jon Brion, Heitor Pereira, Alan Silvestri and John Debney.) What separates Santaolalla from his peers (with the exception of Cooder)...
Gustavo Santaolalla interviews with Syndicated - On Being
Composer Gustavo Santaolalla comes from the produced show "How Movie Music Moves Us." Movies, for some of us, are a form of modern church. The Argentinian composer and musician Gustavo Santaolalla creates cinematic landscapes - movie soundtracks that become soundtracks for life. He's won back-to-back Academy Awards for his original scores for Brokeback Mountain and Babel. We experience his humanity a...
Argentina's Gustavo Santaolalla makes documentary on ancient Andean road
Oscar-winning Argentine composer Gustavo Santaolalla is in Bolivia to complete a documentary on a pre-Columbian road known as Qhapaq Ñan, which winds for 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) through the Andean region. It is the first visit to Bolivia for Santaolalla, who has found time during the shooting to support the launch of the international film projects laboratory VII Bolivia Lab. Filming "Q...
Gustavo Santaolalla - Camino / Audiophile Audition review
I am not at all sure this is a "classical" CD but nor is it "popular music." Like most of Argentina native Gustavo Santaolalla's music, this solo set falls in a lovely but hard to describe middle ground. In fact, I am not sure too many American listeners are familiar with him at all except, perhaps, for his film scores. In fact, that is the portion of Santaolalla's output I am most familiar wit...
Gustavo Santaolalla - Camino / NPR: Here & Now
The haunting theme music from the 2005 film "Brokeback Mountain" earned musician Gustavo Santaolalla the first of his two Oscars. He got a second the following year for his work on "Babel." The Argentine composer, who moved to the U.S. in the 1970s, has also won 16 Grammy awards. Santaolalla joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to talk about his new album, "Camino," and about working with director Ang Le...
Gustavo Santaolalla - Camino / PopMatters review
Ronroco was Argentinian composer Gustavo Santaolalla's last instrumental solo album, back in 1998. And although Ronroco was critically acclaimed, Santaolalla didn't want to rush the process of making the next one. He let the music come to him piece by piece over the years until he felt that he was prepared to record an album. Camino turned out to be that album, and it's a very personal one. For people fa...
Naughty Dog presents - 'The Last of Us: One Night Live' with performance from game scorer: Gustavo Santaolalla
To celebrate the launch of the PS4 version of last year's Game of the Year - Naughty Dog presented "The Last of Us: One Night Live" from the Broad Stage in Santa Monica CA. This special one night only event in front of hundreds of fans, celebrated the artistry behind the game with a live performance of the game's score by Gustavo Santaolalla and a "live read" of scenes ...
Gustavo Santaolalla - 'Seguir' from new Camino album is KCRW: Today's Top Tune
Argentine Grammy and Oscar-winning composer and producer Gustavo Santaolalla displays his multi-instrumental talents and a minimalist mood on KCRW - Los Angeles: Today's Top Tune "Seguir". Gustavo Santaolalla'ssolo instrumental album Ronroco was a game-changer for the visionary artist when it was released in 1998. Camino on Sony Music Masterworks is the long-awaited follow up to tha...
Grammy & Academy Award-Winning Composer - Gustavo Santaolalla's set to release new album on July 8
Gustavo Santaolalla's solo instrumental album Ronroco was a game-changer for the visionary artist when it was released in 1998. Camino, to be released by Sony Music Masterworks on July 8, is the long-awaited follow up to that album – a rich, beautifully crafted instrumental journey illuminating Santaolalla's unmistakable sound. Camino again features the Grammy® and Academy Award®-wi...