The Sundance Institute has announced the six composers selected as Fellows for its Film Composers Lab, set to run in Utah from August 11-26.
This year’s Composers Lab Fellows are Sherri Chung, John Hancock, Mark Orton, Arturo Rodriguez, Kareen Roustom and Rani Sharom.
During the two-week Lab Fellows participate in workshops and creative exercises under the guidance of the industry’s leading film composers and film music professionals.
This year’s creative advisors include: Tyler Bates (300, Watchmen); George S Clinton (Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery); Randy Edelman (27 Dresses); Blake Neely (The Pacific, Brothers & Sisters); Aaron Zigman (Alpha Dog, Sex And The City: The Movie), and director Kasi Lemmons (Talk To Me).
The Fellows also collaborate with film-makers from the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program to explore the process of writing music for film and to create accompanying scores for scenes shot during the Feature Film Program’s Directors Lab.
“The music in a film is an incredibly important part of the storytelling, and there are very few opportunities, without the pressure of production, for composers and directors to learn how to work together,” Peter Golub, director of the Sundance Institute Film Music Program, said.