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IU Jacobs School of Music partners with IU Cinema on 'Double Exposure' featuring student composers and filmmakers

WHAT: "Double Exposure," a collaborative project involving original student works in film and music
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3
WHERE: IU Cinema, 1213 E Seventh St.
TICKETS: Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets can be picked up at the IU Auditorium box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or one hour before any screening at the cinema.
VIDEO: Watch the trailer for "Double Exposure," with original music by Nicholas Cline.

Feb. 27, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Following a successful premiere last year, "Double Exposure" -- an annual project that pairs composition students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with IU film students -- returns to IU Cinema at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3. The new program of works will feature scores performed live by an ensemble of student musicians.

Admission is free, but tickets are required and are available at the IU Auditorium box office, or one hour before any screening at the cinema.

This year, students in the Jacobs Department of Recording Arts joined the 10 creative teams to contribute their expertise in the areas of sound design, dialog enhancement, recording and mixing.

Initiated by IU Cinema, with organizational support by the Student Composer Association, Double Exposure aims to introduce students to the intensely collaborative art of combining film, music and sound.

Throughout the project, students have been guided by faculty members John Gibson (Jacobs School of Music), Mark Hood (Jacobs School of Music) and Susanne Schwibs (Department of Communication and Culture). Professors in the Jacobs Department of Composition have worked with the student composers to refine their scores.

"It was so exciting to finally see the films paired with live music during our last rehearsals. The show on Sunday will be spectacular," said Gibson. "Experiencing every stage of this project -- from collaborative planning, to scoring, rehearsing and recording the music synchronized with the films -- has been invaluable for our students. We are fortunate at IU to have the student talent, faculty resources and excellent facilities that make this kind of project possible."

"I am always impressed with the talent, skill and professionalism of students in the Jacobs School of Music," Schwibs said. "To witness the composers, musicians and recording arts students join forces with the film students is even more exciting. The beauty of collaboration is that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts -- this is certainly in evidence with Double Exposure. The audience will be in for a treat."

Hood added, "We're thrilled at this opportunity for Recording Arts students to collaborate with these talented filmmakers and composers under real-world conditions -- time constraints, budget limitations, instrumentation restrictions and daunting technical requirements -- to produce these polished cinematic gems and exhibit them in the state-of-the-art IU Cinema. This type of cross-disciplinary collaboration between students and faculty of various departments and schools showcases the incredible breadth and depth of IU's teaching programs and technical resources. Projects of this nature will continue to demonstrate IU's leadership position in media creation and preservation."

Nicholas Cline, an officer of the Student Composer Association, explained that developing interdisciplinary projects is one of the fundamental goals of the association. "We believe collaborating with artists in other fields is vital to the development of today's young composers, and we hope that the partnerships forged in these projects will go on to foster further artistic endeavors. We are thrilled to see the project grow in its second year and have our sights set on it becoming a permanent fixture in the Bloomington arts community."

Conductors Carlo Frizzo and Caleb Young will lead two ensembles during the screening.

Manny Knowles, assistant director for IU Cinema systems/operations, will oversee the projection of film for the demanding, fast-paced program.

This project would not be possible without the support of IU Cinema director Jon Vickers. "IU Cinema is proud to be a part of progressive, collaborative projects like this," said Vickers. "Supporting and premiering student work across multiple disciplines -- film, composition, performance and recording arts -- reinforces why we are here."