Gustavo Santaolalla

Saturday 18 July 2020 7.30pm
Silk Street
020 7638 8891

We regret that this performance has been cancelled. We are working to reschedule the show for 2021 but for now all existing tickets purchased will be refunded at point of purchase. Sign up to our newsletter above to be the first to know when a new date is announced.

Oscar-winning musician, film composer and producer Gustavo Santaolalla performs music from across his career.

Combining South American Andean folk influences with his rock guitar roots, Gustavo Santaolalla creates sparse yet emotive compositions. He is best known for his work composing film scores, including Brokeback Mountain and Babel for which he won Best Original Soundtrack Oscars in consecutive years and also the soundtrack albums for Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Motorcycle Diaries.

Gustavo was also the founder of groundbreaking electronic tango group Bajofondo and producer for a who’s who of Latin American musicians from Cafe Tacvba and Julieta Venegas to Leon Gieco and Juanes. Throughout his 40-year career in music, Santaolalla has eschewed working with large orchestras, instead he creates textural and spacious soundscapes through minimal use of instrumentation – favouring traditional guitar plucking and the accompaniment of a small ensemble.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Como No!