An evening with
in performance and conversation
The Grand Opening of the Small World Music Centre.
SWMC – Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St.
Gustavo Santaolalla is a man of many talents. A composer, performer, producer and film score writer extraordinaire, he returns to Small World four years after his last appearance here with the band he fronts, Bajofondo. Among his many accolades, his Academy Awards for Best Original Score in two consecutive years, for Brokeback Mountain in 2005 and Babel in 2006 stand out alongside a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award and multiple Latin Grammys.
In Toronto to open the new theatrical experience ARRABAL, for which he has composed the music, Gustavo will grace the new Small World Music Centre with an evening of performance and conversation about composing music for the stage. ARRABAL begins performances at The Panasonic Theatre on February 4. Tickets available at mirvish.com
Santaolalla has been a key part of the resurgent neo-tango movement, as prime mover behind the Bajofondo collective, who along with GoTan Project, helped define a new sound and spark a worldwide musical phenomenon. He aided the development of rock en español by acting as producer for Mexican acts, Neón, Maldita Vecindad, Fobia, Molotov, Café Tacuba, and Julieta Venegas; the Colombian singer, Juanes; Chilean rock trio, Los Prisioneros; Argentine rock bands, Divididos and Bersuit Vergarabat, and León Gieco’s “De Ushuaia a La Quiaca” among many others.
The evening will be hosted and moderated by Mariel Borelli, host of CBC Radio One’s Big City, Small World, which airs Saturdays at 5:00pm.