January 06, 2014

Sondre Lerche, Lee Ann Womack, KT Tunstall and The Autumn Defense Among Acts at Sundance ASCAP Music Café


Sondre Lerche


Lee Ann Womack

KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall

The Autumn Defense

The Autumn Defense

New York, NY, January 6, 2014: Lights! Camera! Music! The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is pleased to announce its complete lineup of events for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The 16th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café – running during the daytime from January 17th through the 24th – will present an inspiring mix of both emerging and established songwriters and artists, all hand-picked by ASCAP. A full schedule, as well as additional information and sample music from all performers, is now available at www.ascap.com/sundance. In addition, an invitation-only ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party will take place on January 21st, providing a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers and music creators to connect in a warm and intimate setting.

ASCAP Assistant Vice President and Sundance ASCAP Music Café producer Loretta Muñoz commented: “Every great film needs great music. For 16 years, the Sundance Film Festival and ASCAP have celebrated the connection of sound and screen at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café. Looking for that perfect music for your next project? Stop by the Café between film screenings to hear an eclectic mix of our favorite songwriters and artists, performing throughout the festival. The Café is your hub for great music at the Sundance Film Festival.”

The Music Café will be located at Rich Haines Gallery (751 Main Street, Park City, UT) and will be open to all Festival credential holders (21 and older). Performances are scheduled to begin each day at 2:00pm. Featured performers at the 16th annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café include: The Autumn Defense (featuring members of Wilco), Cardinal SonsGreyson ChanceClara-Nova, CMA Songwriters Spotlight (Brandy ClarkBrett JamesChris Stapleton & Lee Ann Womack), Robert DeLongThe Devil Makes ThreeEscondidoThe FallsKris GruenSarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny IrionMatthew Perryman JonesLily KershawSondre Lerche (from the film The Sleepwalker), Jeremy MessersmithMonarchMoorsThe Mowgli’sThe ParlotonesCarina Round, Richie SamboraSavoir AdoreGuy SebastianRae Spoon (from the film My Prairie Home), KT TunstallVenus and the MoonSean WatkinsThe Wind + The Wave and Years & Years.

To view a complete schedule of performances and for more information, click here.

For the latest information on ASCAP events at the Sundance Film Festival as well as on-site coverage, follow ASCAP on Twitter, stay connected through Facebook and visit www.ascap.com.

Music in Film
The 2014 Sundance Film 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: Joshua Abrams (Life Itself), Ernest Adzentoivich (They Came Together), Maurizio Argentieri (The Girl from Nagasaki), Ran Bagno (ACUM) [Web Junkie], Ed Barguiarema (Cesar’s Last Fast), Dan Bartfield (The Foxy Merkins), Will Bates (I Origins), Willis Earl Beal (Memphis), Daniel Bensi (Jonathan’s Chest and The One I Love), Jason Bentley (Under the Electric Sky (EDC 2013)), Olivier Bernet (SACEM) [The Voices], Dominic Bisignano (Kekasih), Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Life After Beth), Wendy Blackstone (WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger), Brooke & Will Blair (Blue Ruin), Todd Boekelheide (Marmato), Chris Bordeaux (Obvious Child), John Bosters (Liar’s Dice), Jonathan Boulet (Phantom Limb), John Jennings Boyd (The Bravest, The Boldest), British Sea Power (PRS) [Happiness], Michael Brook (Fed Up), David Cantan (IMRO) [The Last Days of Peter Bergmann], Patrick Cassidy (Calvary), Francois-Eudes Chanfrault (SACEM) [Jamie Marks is Dead], Matthew Cooper (Yearbook), Vincent Courtois (SACEM) [Ernest and Celestine], Kaloyan Dimitrov (PRS) [Viktoria], Noaz Earl (White Shadow), Stuart Earl (PRS) [Lilting], Nikolaj Egelund (KODA) [2 Girls 1 Cake], Dave Eggar (Difret and War Story), James Ewers (PRS) [Notes on Blindness], Nima Fakhrara (The Signal), Matt Fitzpatrick (Catherine), Flying Lotus (Imperial Dreams), Steve Gadsden (SOCAN) [Crime: The Animated Series], Katie Gately (Passer Passer), Jeff Grace (Cold in July), Nathan Halpern (Rich Hill), Daniel Hart (Dig), Curtis Heath (Hellion), Andrew Hewitt (PRS) [The Double], Dickon Hinchliffe (Locke), Henk Hofstede (BUMA) [Blind], Katarina Holmberg (PRS) [The Return to Homs], Ian Hultquist (Ivory Tower), Daniel Janke (GEMA) [Subconscious Password], Keegan Jessamy (SOCAN) [Wakening], Chuck Johnson (Private Violence), Jed Kurzel (APRA) [The Babadook], Fela Kuti (SACEM) [Finding Fela], Rim Laurens (SACEM) [Black Mulberry], Sondre Lerche (The Sleepwalker), Laurent Levesque (SACEM) [My Sense of Modesty], James Masson (APRA) [White Shadow], Scott McGuigan (Nick Offerman: American Ham), Stephin Merritt (I’m a Mitzvah), Bryce Mitchell (SOCAN) [Wakening], Michael Montes (Ping Pong Summer), Miles Mosley (Me + Her), Phil Mossman (I Origins), Stuart Murdoch (PRS) [God Help That Girl], Michael Murray (PRS) [Notes on Blindness], Matt Novack (They Came Together), Laurence Owen (PRS) [White Morning], Chuck Palmer (War Story), Charlton Pettus (Rudderless), Tom Phillips (Freedom Summer), Joel Pickard (Drunktown’s Finest), Ben Please (PRS) [Marilyn Myller], Beth Porter (PRS) [Marilyn Myller], Aria Prayogi (Killers and The Raid 2), Philipp Preuss (AKM) [Metube: August Sings Carmen ‘Habanera’], Jack Quilligan (IMRO) [The Last Days of Peter Bergmann], Gaël Rakotondrabe (Mr leos caraX), Vernon Reid (Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People), Stephen Rennicks (Frank), Max Richter (PRS) [The Lunchbox], Scott Salinas (Happy Valley), James Savage (Exchange & Mart), Niklas Schak (KODA) [Sepideh], David Schommer (Difret), Jools Scott (PRS) [Marilyn Myller], Cyrus Shahmir (The End of Eating Everything), Philip Sheppard (PRS) [We Are the Giant], Ben Sidran (Hoop Dreams), Tin Soheili (KODA) [Sepideh], Rae Spoon (My Prairie Home), Simon Steadman (Rudderless), Jess Stroup (Camp X-Ray), Ohad Talmor (SUISA) [Low Down], Patrick Taylor (Fishing Without Nets), Spencer Thun (Allergy to Originality), Kirsty Tickle (APRA) [Phantom Limb], Hanan Townshend (APRA) [The Better Angels], Joseph Trapanese (The Raid 2), Jozef Van Wissem (BUMA) [Only Lovers Left Alive], Kevin Veatch (Love Child), Pablo Vergara (To Kill a Man), Brocker Way (The Battered Bastard of Baseball), Jonnie Wilkes (Exchange & Mart), Fajar Yuskemal (Killers and The Raid 2), Marcelo Zarvos (Little Accidents) and Edward Zaski (SOCAN) [Crime: The Animated Series].

The ASCAP Composer-Filmmaker Cocktail Party
On the evening of Tuesday, January 21st, 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, Sundance ASCAP Music Café artists and music supervisors. Festival filmmakers and film composers who are interested in attending may contact Rachel Perkins (rperkins@ascap.com) for further details.

About the Sundance Film Festival®
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most groundbreaking films of the past three decades, including Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, An Education, sex, lies, and videotape, Reservoir Dogs, The Cove, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, An Inconvenient Truth, Precious, 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. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®. 2014 Festival sponsors to date include: Presenting Sponsors – HP, Acura, Sundance Channel and Chase Sapphire Preferred®; Leadership Sponsors – Airbnb, DIRECTV, Entertainment Weekly, LensCrafters, Southwest Airlines, Sprint and YouTube; Sustaining Sponsors – Adobe, Canada Goose, Canon U.S.A., Inc., Brita® FilterForGood®, in partnership with Nalgene®, Hilton HHonors and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Ketel One Vodka, L'Oréal Paris, MorningStar Farms®, Omnicom, Quaker Oats Company, Stella Artois® and Time Warner Inc. Sundance Institute recognizes critical support from the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, and the State of Utah as Festival Host State. The support of these organizations helps offset the Festival’s costs and sustain the Institute's year-round programs for independent film and theatre artists. www.sundance.org/festival

About Sundance Institute
Founded by Robert Redford in 1981, Sundance Institute is a global, nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to nurturing artistic expression in film and theater, and to supporting intercultural dialogue between artists and audiences. The Institute promotes independent storytelling to unite, inform and inspire, regardless of geo-political, social, religious or cultural differences. Internationally recognized for its annual Sundance Film Festival and its artistic development programs for directors, screenwriters, producers, film composers, playwrights and theatre artists, Sundance Institute has nurtured such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, An Inconvenient Truth, Spring Awakening, Born into Brothels, Trouble the Water, Light in the Piazza and Angels in America. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, InstagramTwitter and YouTube.

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With over 480,000 members representing more than 9 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

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