Vale Martin Armiger, screen composer and cultural inspiration

The death of Martin Armiger in his French paradise, surrounded by love, brings peace but a huge sense of loss.

According to Caitlin Yeo, a key screen composer and the current president of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers, ‘Our entire community is absolutely devastated today. He was absolutely instrumental in teaching nearly all of us. His legacy is gargantuan.’

Martin Armiger was a musician, composer, rock veteran, teacher and agitator. He ran the screen composition course at the Australian Film Television and Radio School for fourteen years and was president of the AGSC for seven years, after four years as vice-president. 

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.