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Composers to Sundance

Revamped lab program pairs music scribes with filmmakers

The Sundance Institute has chosen six composers to participate in the Sundance Composers Lab (June 22-Aug. 17).

As part of the revamped program, composer fellows will be paired with those from the Filmmakers Lab (which runs simultaneously) in Sundance, Utah, to collaborate on the musical scores for film projects.

As an introduction to the summer program, Robert Redford and composer Thomas Newman will discuss their collaboration on “The Horse Whisperer” after a screening of the film.

Next month, the composers will assemble in L.A. to meet with creative advisers, music editors, music supervisors, soundtrack and record producers, agents and technical specialists.

Established film composers will serve as creative advisors and mentors to lab participants. Advisers include Stewart Copeland (“Rumble Fish,” “Fresh”), Jerry Goldsmith (“Patton,” “L.A. Confidential”), Trevor Jones (“Last of the Mohicans,” “In the Name of the Father”), Michael Kamen (“Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “Lethal Weapon”), Thomas Newman (“The Horse Whisperer,” “Shawshank Redemption”), Graeme Revell (“The Saint,” “Chinese Box”), Shirley Walker (“Escape from L.A.,” “Turbulence”) and Christopher Young (“Copycat,” “Jennifer 8”).

This year’s selected composer fellows include Brent Michael Davids, Camara Kambon, Rebeca Mauleon, Stan Ridgway, Carlos Rodriguez and Michael Wolff. All are accomplished musicians, but have not yet scored a major film.

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