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The Annotator

108 EpisodesProduced by Christopher ColemanWebsite

The podcast where composers share thoughts and stories about their original scores. In every episode, a composer tells the creation story of their music used in some of today's top film, television and video game soundtracks.


Kevin Riepl - Atropa

Kevin Riepl is an award-winning composer writing for multiple entertainment genres. His engaging orchestral, hybrid and atmospheric scores have enhanced films such as BATMAN: UNLIMITED and CABIN FEVER (2016 reboot). Additionally, he’s scored film festival winners and genre cult films such as the emotional sci-fi short HENRI and Oddball Animation Studios’ stunning concept film, RUIN. KEVIN RIEP is also renowned for composing the epic, signature scores for blockbuster video games including GEARS OF WAR, the UNREAL series, and ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES

The mini-series, ATROPA, is one of Kevin Riepl’s most recent projects and for it he delivers a bold original score, sometimes grand and at other times eerily beautiful and at still others, pulse-pounding.

ATROPA, the new Canal+ streaming series, is a 7-part adventure consisting of 11-13 minute-long episodes. The series tells the story of a troubled Off-World Officer, running from his past, but finding himself slammed directly into it when he boards the mysterious spaceship ATROPA. 

In this episode of The Annotator, KEVIN RIEPL is joined by the director of the mini-series, Eli Sasich, and together they talk about why where the heavy Alien franchise influences originated in this score. Riepl describes how the difficult choices he had to make regarding when to record live instruments and when to use sample libraries and how working collaboratively with the director of the mini-series helped shape crucial moments of the score.


02:17 - The Morinda

08:11 - Bringing Him In

10:36 - Regret

16:00 - To the Escape Pod


00:13 - Atropa (End Credits)

18:10 - Cole Patrol Part 1

19:05 - Cole Patrol Part 2


The original score for ATROPA by Kevin Riepl was released on March 23, 2018 by Moviescore Media. You can find it on, iTunes, and streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.


You can also hear more music and find out more about Kevin Riepl’ at his official site ( or follow the composer on twitter @kevinrieplmusic


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