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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 adaptation of Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, and the score for The Last of Us 2 video game.

In the meantime, he's had time for more personal projects, which are primarily focused on innovating. He is producing Cafe Tacvba's latest record, and is preparing to stage Arrabal, a dance spectacle featuring music he created with his electronic Tango outfit, Bajofondo, which he will premiere in Boston along with the American Repertory Theater. His goal is to eventually stage it on Broadway. "It's a history of Argentina after the military dictatorship," he explained.    PHOTO: Alejandra Palacios