Sundance Institute & Wallis to Present COMPOSERSLAB: LA this Spring
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Sundance Institute Film Music Program are collaborating to present two events exploring the role of music in film: ComposersLab: LA On Stage with world-renowned composer Harry Gregson-Williams on Sunday, March 30 at 2:00pm; and ComposersLab: LA on Saturday, April 12 for composers working in film and television. Both programs will provide an intimate, behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of a film composer.
ComposersLab: LA On Stage - March 30
Peter Golub, Director of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program will lead a conversation with Gregson-Williams, one of the most successful and exciting film composers working today and the talent behind the film scores of the Shrek series, The Chronicles of Narnia, Kingdom of Heaven, Man on Fire, and Spy Game, among many others. The discussion will shed some insight into Gregson-Williams' creative techniques, including a live demonstration of his work, with special guests.
Also at the event, a select group of Sundance Institute's Composer Fellows will show their own scored version of a scene from an established film, offering the audience a unique chance to discover, firsthand, how music shapes and enhances the identity of a film and the experience of the viewer. In addition, directors Zal Batmanglij (The East, Sound of My Voice) and Andrew Adamson (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, Shrek 2, Shrek, and Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away) will be joining Harry Gregson-Williams for a discussion on their collaborations, delving into the intense and crucial partnership between director and composer.
Tickets priced at $45.00 are available online at www.thewallis.org, at The Wallis Box Office, 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210and by phone at 310-746-4000.
ComposersLab: LA - April 12
Now in its fourth year, Composers Lab: LA is a day-long workshop for composers, filmmakers, students and other industry professionals looking to engage with music in film. The event will empower and connect the next wave of emerging artists by offering them access to some of the top composers working in film and television today.
Focusing on craft, process and tricks of the trade, the day, led by Peter Golub, Director of the Sundance Institute Film Music program, will be packed with panels and discussions with a diverse line up of presenters and industry veterans. Speakers and panelists will include composers Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Pollack, Ugly Betty), John Frizzell (Ghost Ship, Legion, Cradle 2 Grave), Blake Neely (The Mentalist, The Last Samurai, Resurrection), Trevor Morris (The Tudors, The Hills Have Eyes, The Borgias) and others. In addition, a panel on career issues will be led by BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross. The day will also include a complimentary lunch and will end with a reception to network with fellow composers and Sundance Institute staff.
Tickets priced at $125.00 are available at www.sundance.org/programs/composers-lab-la. Students are eligible for a discount. All registrants for ComposersLab: LA receive a discount to ComposersLab: LA On Stage on March 30.
ComposersLab: LA is supported by BMI.