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IU Jacobs School of Music and IU Cinema present ‘Double Exposure’ collaboration featuring student composers and filmmakers

WHAT:Double Exposure,” a collaborative project involving original student works in music and film
WHEN: Sunday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. (Note: Daylight Saving Time begins March 8 at 2 a.m.)
WHERE: IU Cinema, 1213 E. Seventh St.
TICKETS: Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets may be picked up at the IU Auditorium Box office 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or one hour before any screening at the cinema.
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The "Double Exposure" project at Indiana University Cinema

The "Double Exposure" project at Indiana University Cinema

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March 6, 2015 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The "Double Exposure" project returns to Indiana University Cinema for the fourth year with a new program of works created by teams of IU student filmmakers and composition students from the Jacobs School of Music, with the scores performed live by an ensemble of student musicians. 

Students in the Jacobs Department of Recording Arts join the 11 creative teams to contribute their expertise in the areas of sound design, recording and mixing. 

This year marks the first collaboration between the Jacobs School of Music and the new IU Media School. Also for the first time, the show includes one film by a team of high school students from Bloomington's Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship. 

Initiated by IU Cinema, with organizational support by the Student Composer Association and the IU Media School, 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), Mark Hood (Jacobs School) and Susanne Schwibs (Media School). Professors in the Jacobs School Department of Composition have worked with the student composers to refine their scores. 

"Double Exposure showcases the breadth and depth of talent at Indiana University and the amazing resources when it comes to media on our campus," said Schwibs. "The students have worked since last fall to create this event—filming, scoring, rehearsing and recording." 

"Experiencing every stage of this project has been invaluable for our students," said Gibson. "The show on Sunday will be spectacular." 

Louis Goldford, president of the Student Composer Association, explained that developing interdisciplinary collaborative projects is one of the fundamental goals of the association. "Being in the thick of a collaborative atmosphere is so important for the present-day composer," Goldford said. "It's wonderful to feel that our musical ideas are helping to shape the filmmaker's work." 

Jacobs student conductors Danko Drusko and Tal Samuel 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. 

"IU Cinema is proud to be a part of progressive, collaborative projects like this," said Jon Vickers, IU Cinema director. "Supporting and premiering student work across multiple disciplines—film, composition, performance and recording arts—reinforces why we are here."