We’re thrilled to welcome special guest Penka Kouneva back to our LA Ravel! She joins our ongoing score study of Holst Planets to look at the Uranus movement, as well as an in-depth first look at her album, Rebirth of Id. This is a special opportunity to learn about the work and career of the woman who has taken the industry by storm! Penka also discusses the use of form and thematic development in composition and orchestration. This study is moderated by ASA President David Das and Vice-President Reuven Herman.
About Penka Kouneva
Composer Penka Kouneva is known as an exceptional talent and “an artist of uncommon passion” (NPR). Her scoring credits include the games Prince of Persia and Transformers, The Mummy VR game, mobile games (Chime Sharp, Cookie Jam 2, Mayhem), VR experiences (Hades) and feature films (Sony Pictures’ Devil’s Whisper). Penka also composed for the American Astronauts on a $30M NASA exhibit Heroes and Legends, permanently housed at the Kennedy Space Center. Her score for its 3D films and AR installations was recorded with large orchestra. Her stand-alone artist CDs have been released on Varese Sarabande (The Woman Astronaut, Rebirth of Id). Penka is a winner of the Sundance Composer Fellowship, Game Audio Network Guild’s 2015 Recognition Award and other honors. She is passionate about innovation, storytelling, and mentoring.