We are very pleased to announce that three more film music journalists have joined the IFMCA in 2021. We are delighted to have the expertise and experience of Simon Elchlepp from Australia, Anne Kahnwald from Germany, and Oliver Pöllendorfer, also from Germany.
After spending too much of his youth on video games (followed closely by movies and music of all genres), Simon began writing for Squareenixmusiconline in 2010, where he led the coverage of Western game soundtracks, while also interviewing various game music composers. Since 2014, Simon has been writing for his own game music website, which in 2018 morphed into The Greatest Game Music. Here Simon unearths the best game music from across all eras and genres of game music – starting in the early 80s on the Commodore 64, all the way to excellent current releases.
In 2006, Anne founded her web radio show “Cinema World” with her mission to make film music more known and attractive to other people. In 2010 interviews started to enrich the program, first with local composers, which expanded to more internationally composers such as John Ottman, who was Anne’s first English language interview. In 2016, she began working on the film music magazine Cinema Musica, where she contributes interviews, reviews and articles – but most of the time she is more the “authors’ nightmare” as a proof-reader!
Since 2010, Oliver has been Anne Kahnwald’s editor on her Cinema World radio show. In 2012 he started hosting his own broadcast called “Einfach nur Filmmusik” on Radio Zoom. He has also been the editor-in-chief of Cinema Musica since 2017 where is he writes reviews a various articles on the topic of film music. His favorite composer is James Horner. He also loves the work Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, Thomas Newman, Marco Beltrami and Michael Giacchino.
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