June 06, 2011

Julia Fordham & Paul Reiser, Guster, K'NAAN, The Low Anthem, Josh Ritter and St. Vincent Among Performers at 2011 Sundance ASCAP Music Café



New York, NY, January 6, 2011: ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) is pleased to announce its lineup of events for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Returning for the 13th 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. The annual, invite-only ASCAP VIP Film Music Breakfast will once again provide a wonderful opportunity for filmmakers and music creators to connect in a warm and friendly setting. The 2011 Festival includes many films that prominently feature the music of ASCAP's composer and songwriter members.

"We are delighted to partner again with the Sundance Film Festival with whom we share a mutual goal of discovering and cultivating great talent," said Sundance ASCAP Music Café producer Loretta Mu�oz, ASCAP Assistant Vice President. "Through our intimate performances and networking events, we provide a casual setting for filmmakers and film and music executives to connect with composers and songwriters with the goal of fostering collaboration on future film projects."

Sundance ASCAP Music Café
Now in its 13th year, 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 Sundance ASCAP Music Café will be located at 751 Main Street (Stanfield Fine Art), Park City, UT. It is open to Festival credential holders from January 21 to 28, 2011. Performances begin each day at 2:00 p.m. The featured performers include: Priscilla Ahn, Nicole Atkins, The Chapin Sisters, The Civil Wars, Madi Diaz, Fall On Your Sword, Julia Fordham & Paul Reiser, Guster, Danko Jones, K'NAAN, Bobby Long, The Low Anthem, The Mad Bastards Trio featuring Alan & Stephen Pigram and Alex Lloyd, Manchester Orchestra, Tim Myers, Matt Nathanson, Cameron Rafati, Josh Ritter, Pat Sansone (The Autumn Defense/Wilco), The Secret Sisters, St. Vincent, Tin Hat, Elle Varner, and artists from the film Pariah featuring Tamar-kali.

ASCAP VIP Film Music Breakfast
On Tuesday, January 25th, ASCAP will host an invite-only VIP Film Music 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 jharmon@ascap.com for further details.

Music in Film
The 2011 Festival includes many films that prominently feature the music of ASCAP's composer and songwriter members and foreign affiliates who license their music through ASCAP in the U.S. (foreign societies in parentheses). ASCAP composers who have scored festival films this year include: Ennio Morricone (SIAE) (The Greatness); Joel Goodman (Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey); Jonathan Elias (The Son of No One); David Wittman (The Son of No One); Jon Brion (The Future); Air (Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel); Johnny Cash (The Johnny Cash Project); Justin Melland (The Redemption of General Butt Naked); Carrie Brownstein (!Women Art Revolution); Alec Puro (Higher Ground, Homework); Rostam Batmanglij (Sound of My Voice); Antonio Pinto (Senna); Beastie Boys (Fight For Your Right Revisited); Arcade Fire (SOCAN) (The Wilderness Downtown); Patrick Kirst (GEMA) (An African Election); David Steinberg (Becoming Chaz, Grab); Ronen Landa (The Pact); Andrew Hewitt (PRS) (Submarine); Jeff Grace (Meek's Cutoff); Pedro Bromfman (Elite Squad 2); Darius Holbert (Hobo With a Shotgun); Trevor Mathison (PRS) (The Nine Muses); Claudio Ragazzi (The Last Mountain); Johan Soderqvist (STIM) (In a Better World); Gregoire Hetzel (SACEM) (Incendies); Martin Landquist (STIM) (Tussilago); Sable & Batalion (SOCAN) (The Legend of Beaver Dam); John Signor (Stones); Takashi Watanabe (JASRAC) (Shikasha); Peter Raeburn (APRA) (The Lie); Christian Henson (PRS) (The Devil's Double); Michael Montes (Septien); Ali N. Askin (GEMA) (The Green Wave); John Jennings Boyd (Kinyarwanda, Crazy Beats Strong Everytime); Philip Sheppard (PRS)(Bobby Fischer Against the World, The Flaw); Michael Krassner (HERE); Kevin Afflack (Benavides Born); Holcombe Waller (We Were Here); and Andy Byers (Animals Distract Me).

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About Sundance Film Festival
Supported by the nonprofit 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 brought the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac Julian, 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, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. www.sundance.org