The IFMCA is delighted to announce that two new members have been accepted into the Association in 2013 – Charlie Brigden of Films on Wax (UK), and Peter Simons of Synchrotones (UK/Netherlands)
Charlie is the owner and editor-in-chief of Films On Wax, which reviews and discusses soundtracks and film scores with a focus on the vinyl LP format. A film music enthusiast from an early age, Charlie has contributed film music articles and reviews to CHUD.com, Lost In The Multiplex, and Den of Geek, with his work appearing in print in Moviescope Magazine. He regularly works with independent vinyl record labels to help promote their work through his writing, and has written liner notes for the 60th anniversary edition of Akira Ifukube’s score to Godzilla from Death Waltz Records. Charlie currently resides just outside Cardiff in the United Kingdom.
Peter studied journalism at the Fontys School for Journalism in Tilburg, Netherlands in the mid-to-late 1990s. During this time at university, he wrote soundtrack and film reviews for At the Movies, a now defunct site that was set up by fellow students. Between 1997-2004 Pete was an editor and (from late 2002) graphic designer for Score, a Dutch printed magazine about film music and one of the oldest and longest running (still) in existence. In the early 2000’s he also briefly contributed to Movie Music UK. After a hiatus of several years, Synchrotones’ Soundtrack Reviews marks Pete’s return to film music journalism. Born in the Netherlands and currently living and working in the United Kingdom, he has been listening to (and collecting) soundtracks since the late 1980s. His favorite composers include Alan Silvestri, James Horner, Danny Elfman, Elliot Goldenthal, Mark Isham, Craig Armstrong and many other. He is also keen on classical music (particularly John Adams, Sergey Prokofiev), indie rock (e.g. Snow Patrol, The Killers) and dance music (e.g. Orbital, Unkle). In his spare time he is an amateur composer
Congratulations, and welcome to the new members!