Sundance Film Festival highlights musical storytelling at ASCAP Music Café

U tah’s annual Sundance Film Festival is a celebration of stories, and not just those told through film. Just down the street from the movie theaters in Park City is the Rich Haines Gallery, home to the Sundance ASCAP Music Café . The venue features a lineup of musical performances during the Sundance Film Festival from songwriters and movie composers who have unique stories of their own to share. “Songwriters, for the most part, are storytellers themselves, and we just have to condense ours into usually three minutes and 30 seconds,” said Justin Davis, member of guitar duo Striking Matches , which performed at the ASCAP Music Café this year. ASCAP , short for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, is a 650,000-strong world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators. The organization celebrates a 20-year legacy of hosting performances from talented songwriters and artists in the heart of Park City during the Sundance Film Festival. “That’s really wonderful when you have audiences that are primed for storytelling already and you can put your music in that context,” said Samora Pinderhughes , another of this year’s ASCAP Music Café artists. “The audience here, they’re […]

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