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Thursday, April 24 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
"We Create Music" Gustavo Santaolalla & Paul Williams in Conversation

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One is a pioneer of rock en español, with two Grammys and 14 Latin Grammys to his name, a futuristic tango band called Bajofondo, and a Golden Globe and back-to-back Oscars for his music to Brokeback Mountain and Babel. The other is a Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning, Hall of Fame songwriter whose many classics have been recorded by the Carpenters, Barbra Streisand, Kermit the Frog and, most recently, Daft Punk for their Grammy-winning album Random Access Memories. While Gustavo Santaolalla and ASCAP President Paul Williams have traveled very different paths, they have both endured for decades by following their own muses. These two master music creators will discuss collaborating on the forthcoming animated film The Book of Life and the stage adaptation of Pan's Labyrinth, and reveal how they've stayed productive and creatively fulfilled, 40+ years into their careers.

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Michael Todd

Sr. Director, Film & TV, Creative Services - ASCAP
Sr. Director, Film & TV, Creative Services - ASCAP

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Gustavo Santaolalla

Songwriter, Producer, Artist, Composer – Film: Brokeback Mountain, Babel
Songwriter, Producer, Artist | Composer – Film: Brokeback Mountain, Babel Winning two Academy Awards back-to-back for the film scores of Brokeback Mountain and Babel increased the public profile of Gustavo Santaolalla. In truth, though, those film scores are but chapters in the life of a composer, producer, guitarist, band leader label owner and historian whose adventurous musical activity began in the mid-1960s and continues to this day. Since recording and producing his first single at 16, Santaolalla has been a vital force in the fusion of American rock... Read More →
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Paul Williams

Songwriter, Actor; President & Chairman of the Board – ASCAP
Songwriter, Actor – “Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “The Rainbow Connection | President & Chairman of the Board – ASCAP Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected music creators in the world today. A lyricist and composer who has won an Oscar Award, three Grammy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and earned induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, his songs, from... Read More →

Thursday April 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Dolby Ballroom 5th Floor

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