We’re excited to have Gingger Shankar blogging Sundance 2012 for Republic of Brown. She was part of the Sundance Composer’s lab in 2007 and is now part of the Alumni Advisory Board. She is attending this year with her multimedia presentation called Himalaya Song, recently chosen as one of the 10 Best Music Films at Sundance 2012 by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Dispatch: Sundance 2012 by Gingger Shankar
This is my 5th time to park city for the festival. Every year it’s the familiar excitement- digging up winter clothes, trying to get tickets to the movies you want to see (which are always sold out!), email exchanges between friends to see who will be up there and if there’s an extra room (or sometimes floor) in a condo!
This year is especially exciting for me. Not only did I get the honor of being asked to be on the alumni advisory board with some incredible artists, I am also premiering an installation piece I worked on with Mridu Chandra and Shanghai Restoration Project at Sundance. The piece is called Himalaya Song and it is an ode to the Himalayas. Through music, storytelling, art and technology we have been able to create a multimedia film/performance art piece.
For more on Gingger Shankar read A Double Violin, A Rocking Film Score and Mos Def.