Sundance sets its musical tour


NEW YORK -- Donovan, Terence Blanchard, Ron Sexsmith, Jill Sobule and Simon Townshend are some of the artists bringing music to next month's Sundance Film Festival, where organizers will hold a series of concerts and related panels.

Film directors Justin Theroux ("Dedication"), Tom DiCillo ("Delirious"), Andrew Wagner ("Starting Out in the Evening") and Mike Chaill ("King of California") will participate in a round-table discussion Jan. 24 with such composers as Blanchard, Peter Golub, Adam Hollander, Dave Robbins and Anton Sanko on the creative process of film scoring.

Later that day, Victor Krauss, Keb Mo, Michael Penn and Blanchard will perform in a special music showcase.

The special music events, sponsored by Sundance Institute's Film Music Program and music publisher BMI, also will include the "Sundance Celebrates Music and Film" and "Film2Music," exploring the cinematic and music mediums.

In what has become a Sundance tradition, the fest's Music Cafe will host afternoon performances programmed by ASCAP, featuring such artists as Sobule with Julia Sweeney, A Fine Frenzy, Sexsmith, Donovan and Townshend throughout the festival.