Gustavo Santaolalla, two-time Oscar-winning and multi-GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, and recording artist, takes us down memory lane from his long-haired youth to his career as a composer of some of the most iconic films of the last 20 years. Here’s a refresher on the rich history of this Finch composer.
For Earth Day 2022, we take our cue from this year’s theme, “Invest In Our Planet.” We shine the spotlight on five films which touch on different aspects of this theme to help us understand the world we live in with fresh eyes. Are we taking our planet for granted? Do we have time to fix our climate crisis? These are just some questions the films explore.
To accompany the films are five soundtracks which express the magnitude, the majesty and the urgency one may feel when contemplating the film’s topics. Watch the film trailers and listen to the soundtracks below.
Join Finch (Apple TV+) Composer Gustavo Santaolalla and The Society of Composers & Lyricists (The SCL) for an exclusive screening and YouTube Live Stream Q&A on Wednesday, November 17 (2 PM PST)! Moderated by Film Music Journalist Tim Greiving, this event is free to The SCL members (LOGIN NOW). To join The SCL, sign up on their Join Page to gain access to this exclusive event!
Attendees will receive screening instructions upon registration, and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Wednesday, November 17, 10 minutes prior. Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.
Soundtrack available now on Lakeshore Records. More details are below.
Lakeshore Records has released Finch—Soundtrack to the Apple Original Film — available now digitally on Apple Music and all major music services worldwide. The original music is by Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe and BAFTA winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, The Motorcycle Diaries). The Playlist says Gustavo’s scores is “just as epic and beautiful as you’d expect from a feature helmed by Miguel Sapochnik.” Full album details are available below.
He’s a master of both gripping excitement as well as nuance and the score ranges from fully orchestrated, thrilling passages to quieter, richly emotive moments.
Starring Tom Hanks and Caleb Landry Jones, and directed by Miguel Sapchnick, “Finch” premieres globally on Apple TV+ on November 5.
Lakeshore Records has released Gustavo Santaolalla’s El Cid: Themes and Inspirations soundtrack, available now digitally worldwide! View the full album details, listen links, and more below. Cinemacy calls his “unmatched and highly technical guitar work is on full display throughout the El Cid soundtrack.”
If you’re already a fan of the period drama which takes place in Medieval Spain (now streaming on Amazon Prime Video), then you’ll feel right at home with Gustavo’s score. Don’t just take our word for it. Find the link below to listen on Amazon Music and all other major music services.