The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is proud to announce the formation of the IFMCA Legends archive, celebrating the life and work of some of film music’s greatest historical artists.
Although the primary focus of the IFMCA is the celebration of the best in modern contemporary film music, it is also fully aware of the amazing legacy of groundbreaking music left by the classic Golden Age and Silver Age composers of decades past. To that end, the IFMCA has established the IFMCA Legends archive, which celebrates the work of these cinematic pioneers. Other than their musical contribution, the only other criteria necessary to become a member of the IFMCA Legends archive is to be deceased.
Each year, starting this year, IFMCA members will vote on new inductees who, in their opinion, have left an indelible mark on the world of film music through their groundbreaking scores, and who are deserving of recognition for their work. Each inductee will be the subject of an in-depth essay written by one of the IFMCA’s members, highlighting their life and most important scores, and which will be featured in a special new section on the IFMCA website.
For this inaugural year, IFMCA members chose five initial inductees. In future years, two new inductees will be chosen. The initial five inductees are:
- Jerry Goldsmith
- Bernard Herrmann
- Alex North
- Miklós Rózsa
- Max Steiner
The archival articles on these composers will be written by IFMCA members Jon Broxton, Bob den Hartog, James Southall, Konstantinos Sotiropoulos and Paul Cote, and will be published here on the IFMCA website over the course of the next few days.
Bob den Hartog’s Herrmann tribute and Paul Cote’s Steiner tribute are available now!