Penkin, Kevin

Penkin, Kevin

Birthday: May 22, 1992
Website: http://www.kpenkmusic.c...
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Kevin Penkin is an award winning Australian composer who composes for video games, film, and the concert stage. In 2015, he graduated with a Masters Degree in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, for which he was a "Tait Scholar" supported by the Tait Memorial Trust. He has also been awarded the Doctor Harold Schenberg music prize in music composition from the UWA School of Music.

Kevin won "Outstanding Achievement for a Vocal Theme" at the 2013 Annual Video Game Music Awards for his song "I Race the Dawn," and was nominated for the 2012 Annual Game Music Awards held by Square Enix Music Online under the "Outstanding Achievement: Newcomer" category for his work on his debut project Juuza Engi: Engetsu Sangokuden.

Kevin debuted at the age of 18, collaborating on a Japanese video game with legendary Final Fantasy series' composer Nobuo Uematsu. The collaboration proved to be so successful, Kevin has now been in involved with Uematsu on four different video game projects.

Twitter: @kevinpenkin
Facebook: @kevinpenkincomposer
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Eden (ONA)
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Juuza Engi: Engetsu Sangokuden - Gaiden Youzhou Genya
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Kami no Tou
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Made in Abyss
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Made in Abyss Movie 3: Fukaki Tamashii no Reimei
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Norn9: Norn+Nonet
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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
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Under the Dog: Anthea-chan
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Interview: Kinema Citrus Staff Reflect on 'Made in Abyss'

Interview: Kinema Citrus Staff Reflect on 'Made in Abyss'

From left to right: Kevin Penkin, Masayuki Kojima, Hiromitsu Iijima Following the success of its 2017 TV anime adaptation of the Made in Abyss manga, Kinema Citrus ...read more

Interview: 'Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari' Team Talks Music and Direction

Interview: 'Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari' Team Talks Music and Direction

From left to right: Kevin Penkin, Takao Abo, Hiromitsu Iijima A year after the completion of its critically-acclaimed anime adaptation of Made in Abyss, Kinema Citr...read more

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Kinben69 | May 23, 7:14 AM
Didn't notice his OST in ToG as much as I did in Made in Abyss


Reckert | May 14, 7:30 PM
Gorgeous music. Waiting on that TOG ost.


Doc21 | May 10, 7:49 AM
LOVE made in abyss , tate no yuusha and tog ost !!


Ry3 | Apr 30, 8:01 PM
Unpopular Opinion:
Norn9+Nornette > MadeInAbyss
in terms of Soundtrack.


Agent_of_Maine | Apr 26, 6:31 AM
This guy's music is insanely good. God tier. Can't wait for the Tower of God OST to be released.

The best thing about Kevin Penkin is that this is basically very early into his career - meaning that he has plenty of music to release in the future. Prior to Made in Abyss, he hadn't composed much music. Since Made in Abyss, he's suddenly being picked for other big shows - first Shield Hero, now Tower of God. Can't wait to see the other shows he composes music for.


Nycro | Apr 24, 6:25 AM
my favourite gaijin


Ronan_Maharaj123 | Apr 22, 7:40 AM
Wow. This guy is insane. Even if you didn't like any of the shows he's worked on, it is undeniable that his composition was at least compelling.

Made In Abyss, Shield Hero, and now Tower of God

I'm looking forward to his success with other anime in the future.


Jusaku-Redai | Apr 15, 8:17 PM
In terms of technical skill, currently outdoing himself with Tower of God. Made in Abyss has a more successful soundtrack but the tracks so far for three episodes have been insane - e.g. that moment in Ep 3 featuring a sudden shift from the deep electronic bass drop (Khun's thinking about ____) to piano (Bam's concern). Best part of the show so far.


Yuki-Mizushima | Apr 8, 7:53 PM
I knew that the Kami no Tou's OST sounds familiar.


Spiralore | Apr 6, 5:54 PM
LOVE the made in abyss OST!


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