New York, NY, January 12, 2012: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is pleased to announce its lineup of events for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Returning for the 14th year, the Sundance ASCAP Music Café will present an exciting and dynamic mix of composers, songwriters and artists from across the musical spectrum and around the world. In addition, this year an invitation-only ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party will take place January 24th, providing a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers and music creators to connect in a warm and intimate setting.
“Now in our 14th year, ASCAP is delighted to continue this very successful partnership with the Sundance Film Festival, with whom we mutually share the mission of discovering and cultivating great talent,” said Sundance ASCAP Music Café producer Loretta Muñoz, ASCAP Assistant Vice President. "We are excited to present this year's Music Café artists to the Sundance Film Festival with eight days of incredible music. Our Music Café is loved for the great performances in this beautiful and intimate setting. It is the perfect place for filmmakers to connect with composers, songwriters and artists, fostering new relationships between the music and film communities.”
The Sundance ASCAP Music Café will be located at Rich Haines Gallery (751 Main Street, Park City, UT). It is open to Festival credential holders from January 20th to 27th, 2012. Performances begin each day at 2:00 p.m. The featured performers include: A Fine Frenzy, The All-American Rejects, Erin Barra, Terence Etc, Bailey Cooke, Jeremy Current, Flying Lotus, John Forté and Friends (featuring Natasha Bedingfield, Ben Taylor and Sergey), David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, Garland Jeffreys, Jenny O., Josh Kelley, Dayna Kurtz, Greg Laswell, James McCartney, Ingrid Michaelson, David Nail, The Two, Chris Velan, We Are Augustines and Mike Viola & Ryan Miller.
Want to sample some of the great music from this year's performers? Check out our "Sundance ASCAP Music Café 2012 Playlist" on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/SundanceASCAP (free Spotify account required).
Music in Film
The 2012 Festival includes many films that prominently feature the music of ASCAP's composer and songwriter members. ASCAP composers who have scored festival films this year include: Marco Beltrami (The Surrogate); Philip Glass (Elena); Marcelo Zarvos (The Words); Will Oldham (This Must Be the Place); Trevor Rabin (The Movement: One Man Joins an Uprising); Bruce Hornsby (Red Hook Summer); Nico Muhly (ME @ THE ZOO); J. Ralph (Chasing Ice); Tim Adams, Mike Viola (That's What She Said); Landon Pigg (The Arm); Fall On Your Sword (Twenty-eight Hotel Rooms, Nobody Walks); Ryan Miller (Safety Not Guaranteed); Britta Phillips (Price Check); Ben Toth (Liberal Arts); Francis Farewell Starlite (Robot and Frank); Dickon Hinchiffe (Shadow Dancer); Sunny Levine (Celeste and Jesse Forever); Takashe Watanabe (663114), Terence Etc (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) and many others.
Sundance ASCAP Music Café
The Sundance ASCAP Music Café is the focal point for music at the Festival. It is dedicated to showcasing the exceptional talent of emerging and established artists, including solo acts and major bands, and is a place where independent filmmakers can meet and interact with composers and songwriters to encourage collaboration between these two creative communities. This year’s program features eight days of stellar programming, presenting songwriters and composers associated with Festival films along with other legendary and cutting-edge artists.
The ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party
On the evening of January 24th, ASCAP will host the ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party. This is an invite-only, after-show celebration held at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café. This private event is for Festival filmmakers, ASCAP film composers, ASCAP Music Café artists and music supervisors. Festival filmmakers and film composers who are interested in attending may contact Rachel Perkins at email@example.com for further details.
About the Sundance Film Festival
A program of the non-profit Sundance Institute, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including sex, lies, and videotape, Maria Full of Grace, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, Trouble the Water, and Napoleon Dynamite, and through its New Frontier initiative, has showcased the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julien, Doug Aitken, Pierre Huyghe, Jennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney. www.sundance.org/festival
About Sundance Institute
Sundance Institute is a global nonprofit organization founded by Robert Redford in 1981. Through its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, composers and playwrights, the Institute seeks to discover and support independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to inform, inspire, and unite diverse populations around the globe. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Son of Babylon, Amreeka, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, I Am My Own Wife, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.