Before the dust settles on this weekend’s revelation that Grizzly Bear have written music for upcoming Ryan Gosling/Michelle Williams flick Blue Valentine, let’s take a look at a few other artists premiering film score compositions at next year’s Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, UT:
Waste Land – Music by Moby
According to Britfilms and the Sundance description, Moby will supply music to Waste Land, a documentary about Brazilian artist Vik Muniz in which he uses garbage taken from the world’s largest landfill in Rio de Janeiro as his medium. The film is directed by Lucy Walker (The Devil’s Playground).
Night Catches Us -Music composed and performed by The Roots
It’s only fitting that Philly’s The Roots are providing the soundtrack to director Tanya Hamilton’s Night Catches Us, a film about their hometown of Philadelphia, PA in the mid-seventies. The Roots are everywhere these days and I’m loving it.
Happythankyoumoreplease – Music by Jaymay
How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor was probably responsible for Jaymay’s “Sea Green, See Blue” appearing on an episode of the sitcom, as the actor has tapped the NYC-based singer/songwriter to score his directorial debut, Happythankyoumoreplease, starring himself, Malin Åkerman, and Richard Jenkins.
ODDSAC – Music and Cast: Animal Collective
The biggest musical event to premiere at Sundance, however, will definitely be Animal Collective’s highly anticipated Danny Perez-directed project ODDSAC, which features “vampires, campfires, and screaming prophets,” not to mention the following from a newly-unveiled synopsis:
The characters are interlaced with flicker effects that mimic pressure phosphenes, the magic colors produced by rubbing your closed eyes. A true physical experience, ODDSAC turns the theatre into a sensory submarine.