The 2012 Sundance Film Festival was once again filled with premieres of awe-inspiring work by BMI composers, along with signature BMI events that have become annual favorites.
The highly anticipated BMI composer/director roundtable, “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” took place on Wednesday, January 24. Focusing on the relationship between composer and director, the panel is a cornerstone discussion at the festival on the role of music in film.
Panelists included composer Peter Golub – the Sundance Institute Film Music Program Director – and director Katie Aselton, who collaborated on Black Rock; composer Ryan Beveridge and director Aurora Guerrero, who collaborated on Mosquita y Mari; composer Alec Puro and director Jonathan Kasdan, who collaborated on The First Time; composer T. Griffin and director Marshall Lewy, who worked together on California Solo; composer Michael Bacon (Slavery by Another Name); composer Miriam Cutler (Ethel); composer Cliff Martinez (Arbitrage); composer Andrew Hollander (Sleepwalk with Me); director Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man); composer Heather McIntosh and director Craig Zobel, who worked together on Compliance; director and composer Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty) and composer and Sundance Composers Lab advisor Blake Neely. The discussion was moderated by Doreen Ringer Ross, Vice President, Film/TV Relations, BMI.
On Wednesday evening, BMI hosted its 8th annual Sundance Snowball music showcase presented by HP at the Sundance House. 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Donovan headlined the show, which also featured performances by Dawes, Zach Heckendorf and special guest Rodriguez, who truly mesmerized the audience. Searching for Sugar Man, a stunning film about Rodriguez directed by Malik Bendjelloul, premiered at the festival.
BMI also hosted annual dinner at Robert Redford’s restaurant Zoom on January 24 during the festival. The intimate affair gives Sundance composers, directors and film executives to catch up in Park City.
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