The Sundance Film Festival starts on Jan. 21, bringing 10 days of indie film and swag-heavy spectacle to Park City, Utah. And continuing the trend of recent years, music plays a substantial part of the entertainment offerings along Main Street.
Below are the listings for music events at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and contact information for attendees:
Now in its 12th year, the Sundance ASCAP Music Café features eight days of songwriters and composers associated with Festival films alongside other notable artists.
The featured performers include: 2AM Club, Adrian Younge and the Black Dynamite Sound Orchestra, AM, Brendan Benson, Isobel Campbell, Carney, Danielia Cotton, Colin Devlin, John Forté, the Fray, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Joey+Rory, Sass Jordan, Richard Marx, Mike Posner, the Rescues, k.s. Rhoads, LeAnn Rimes, Sam & Ruby, Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon), Sonos, Vedera and Youth Speaks. For the complete schedule, please visit ASCAP's Web site.
The Sundance ASCAP Music Café will be located at the Stanfield Gallery, 751 Main Street, Park City. It is open to Festival credential holders from Jan. 22 to 29, 2010. Performances begin each day at 2:00 p.m.
In addition, the Stanfield Gallery curated an avant-garde visual art exhibition by influential musicians and pop art icons. This showcase includes works from Devo keyboardist and composer Mark Mothersbaugh, Brandon Boyd of Incubus, pop artists Steve Kaufman and Peter Max, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Joseph Arthur, and many more.
On Tuesday, Jan. 26, ASCAP will host a special, invite-only Filmmaker & Composer Breakfast exclusively for Sundance Film Festival Filmmakers and their film composers -- as well as other ASCAP composers who will be in Park City for the Festival. Festival filmmakers and film composers who are interested in attending may contact Jennifer Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
BMI and the Sundance Film Festival will present the twelfth annual composer/director roundtable, entitled "Music & Film: The Creative Process," on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sundance House at the Kimball Art Center (638 Park Avenue). This event is open to festival badge holders, and tickets will be on sale to the public. Tickets and badges can be purchased online at http://festival.sundance.org/2010/.
Focusing on the dialog and relationship between composer and director, the panel is a cornerstone discussion at the festival on the role of music in film.
Panelists scheduled to speak include "Skateland" composer Michael Penn and director Anthony Burns; "Teenage Poparazzo" composer David Torn and director Adrian Grenier; "Smash His Camera" composer Craig Hazen and director Leon Gast; "Family Affair" composer Miriam Cutler and director Chico Colvard; "Climate Refugees" composer Michael Mollura and director Michael Nash; "Holy Rollers" composer Mj Mynarski and director Kevin Asch; "The Kids Are All Right" composer Craig Wedren; "Countdown to Zero" composer and director of the Sundance Composers Lab Peter Golub; "Austin Powers" composer and Sundance lab advisor George S. Clinton; and "March of the Penguins" composer and Sundance lab advisor Alex Wurman. The discussion will be moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, VP, film/TV relations at BMI.
In addition to the panel, BMI will host its eighth annual Sundance Snowball on Jan. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the Sundance House. The event will feature a live audio/video mash-up performance by DJ Thomas Golubic´ (The Arbiters / SYNCHRONIZE / KCRW 89.9 FM). Golubic will spin custom-created audio/visual montages integrating footage from past Sundance winners, movie classics and art films. The Snowball is open to festival badge holders, and tickets will be on sale to the public. Tickets and badges can be purchased online at http://festival.sundance.org/2010/
Events of interest to the music community sponsored by the festival include:
Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 p.m.
Director Lynn Shelton hosts a panel on MTV series "$5 Cover: Seattle" at New Frontier on Main
Sunday, Jan. 24, 12 p.m.
Elvis Mitchell moderates the panel "Migrating Imaginations: Visions from the Art and Music Worlds Transform the Silver Screen" at New Frontier on Main.
Sunday, Jan. 24, 8 p.m.
"A Celebration of Music in Film" at the Sundance House, performers TBA