The IFMCA is delighted to announce that three new members have been accepted into the Association in 2016.
Roberto Pugliese, Colonne Sonore (Italy)
Kyle Renick, Film Score Monthly (USA)
Qiu Yang , Soundtrack Magazine and ShockWave (China)
Roberto was born in Venice, Italy, in 1952. He graduated with a Liberal Arts degree in 1976, with a thesis on the music in Stanley Kubrick films. He has been a professional journalist since 1980. In 1975 Roberto began to specialize in the history and critique of film music for the magazine ‘Discoteca Alta Fedeltà’. He started writing on this subject for several papers, publications, and for many conventions, concentrating on the music in the cinematographical works of Kubrick, Sergio Leone, Dario Argento, Wes Craven, Giuseppe Ferrara, John Carpenter, Clint Eastwood et al. From the early eighties onwards he has been a member of the board of ‘Segnocinema’ magazine, where Roberto is the editor of the movie soundtrack section. He has taught History of Music for Film at the Università di Ca’ Foscari of Venice, for two four-year terms. Presently Roberto is collaborator to the online periodical colonnesonore.net.
Kyle served as Executive Director of WPA Theatre (Workshop of the Players Art Foundation, Inc.), producing more than one hundred Off-Broadway plays and musicals, including such long-running successes as Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, and Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. He produced new works by Yoko Ono, Larry Kramer, Charles Busch, Paul Rudnick, Doug Wright, Israel Horovitz and Reynolds Price, as well as revivals by Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman and Edward Albee. Born and raised in St. Louis, he attended Tufts University in Boston and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in Drama and Music. Mr. Renick has been a consultant for both the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and served for twelve years on the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York. He has written extensively on movie music for Film Score Monthly and has had articles published in Theatre Times and Back Stage among other publications. Mr. Renick is a Charter Member of Early Music America and a proud supporter of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Film Forum and Museum of Modern Art.
Qiu Yang (邱阳) was born in Wuhan, China in 1987, and is a freelance film music critic and journalist. He has written and translated over 300,000 words on film music for magazines, newspapers and websites since 2005. He also wrote for two columns on film music in ELLEMEN (睿士) magazine and Netease (网易), one of the biggest and most popular websites in China. In 2014, he launched Soundtrack Magazine (影乐志) with two friends at Wechat, China’s most widely used social network tool. The internet magazine focuses on the Chinese film music industry and non-Chinese composers’ participation in Chinese film music. It also includes interviews and reviews on foreign film music. He is the host of ShockWave (震荡波), a Chinese podcast reviewing film music of newly released films. Having devoted himself to promoting film music culture in China and raising the level of Chinese film music to a new level for over 10 years, Qiu is determined to keep moving forward.
Congratulations, and welcome to the new members!