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NEWS – October 2020

NEWS – Updated October 14, 2020

PANDORA

Composers Penka Kouneva and Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) are scoring Season 2 of Pandora TV series on the CW Network (Sundays, 8 PM starting October 4th).

Pandora is a SciFi-action-drama about a young woman named Jax who survives an attack on her home planet but loses her parents. She joins the Space Training Academy where she and her new friends fight various intergalactic and terrestrial enemies. The series has been described as Star Trek meets Riverdale. Pandora was created by writer-producer Mark A. Altman

Pandora: Music Video:

The premiere soundtrack label La-La-Land released the soundtrack of Pandora Season 1

Spotify:

Apple Music:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/pandora-season-one-original-television-soundtrack/1498359560

HOLLYWOOD BOWL CONCERT “AMERICA IN SPACE” celebrating the Moon landing anniversary

On August 15, 2019, The Los Angeles Philharmonic premiered Penka’s orchestral composition Women Astronauts on a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. The entire idea for a concert featuring live-to-picture excerpts from Hollywood movies about astronauts was Penka’s brainchild. She pitched her concept to producer Michael Alexander, who, in turn, presented it to LA Phil as Los Angeles’ unique way to celebrate the Moon landing anniversary. The concert was attended by 18,000 people and featured excerpts from blockbusters such as Hidden Figures, First Man, Gravity, Apollo 13, The Martian, special presentations by JPL and more. Falcon’s Creative Group was commissioned to create a commemorative documentary honoring the women astronauts of NASA which Penka scored.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-08-15/space-movies-music-classical

OLAY’s SUPERBOWL TV AD CAMPAIGN #MakeSpaceForWomen

Penka was commissioned to score Olay’s TV ad campaign for Super Bowl LIV titled “Make Space for Women.” Super Bowl LIV was watched by 102 million viewers. The ad campaign was created by Badger and Winters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-0Ll60FkLg

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – Tales of Runeterra

Penka was commissioned to score the cinematic Shadow Isles: None Escape from Tales of Runeterra.

League of Legends is one of the biggest online games with more than 115 million active players from 145 different countries.

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NEWS – August 2017

— Composer for $30M NASA exhibit Heroes and Legends celebrating the American astronauts. This cinematic exhibit is a permanent attraction at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/explore-attractions/heroes-and-legends/featured-attraction/heroes-and-legends
— Composer of The Mummy: Prodigium Strike Virtual Reality game, part of the permanent collection of VR experiences at the IMAX VR theaters around the world.
https://www.starbreeze.com/2017/06/news-release-universal-pictures-the-mummy-expands-beyond-the-big-screen-with-new-digital-experiences-in-vr-mobile-and-console-games/
— Composer of Devil’s Whisper, a supernatural feature, released worldwide by Sony Pictures (Oct. 2017)
https://danceswithfilms.com/devils-whisper/
— Composer of Cookie Jam 2 (Facebook’s 2014 Game Of The Year Award)
— Chime Sharp DLC
— Chobolabs’ Mayhem – three award-winning Casual games
https://www.jamcity.com/cookie-jam/
— Composer at Women Who Score, a history-making concert event of film, TV and game music by women composers, August 19, 2016, Grand Performances–California Plaza, Downtown LA
https://blog.womenandhollywood.com/women-who-score-made-history-for-female-composers-2376fd9f7bde

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