David Kneupper, Composer & Sound Designer

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David Kneupper is an award-winning composer and sound designer for theme parks, museums, branded experiences and new media. Kneupper Music offers a turnkey solution for attraction sound, from concept and design to production and the onsite mix.

David has worked extensively with Universal Studios, the Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros, Six Flags and many others on attractions across the US, Europe and Asia. Eleven of these projects have been awarded the Themed Entertainment Association’s THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement.

David is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild, the Themed Entertainment Association and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

He holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts (composition) from Texas Tech University, and had his Carnegie Hall debut in 1993. He is published by Drop6 (ASCAP) and is a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas Tech University.

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Projects

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

Springfield, IL
BRC Imagination Arts

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum features over three hours of music composed by David. The music for two theater shows and over 40,000 sq ft of exhibit space was all based on material originally published during Lincoln’s lifetime.

THEAAwardWinner, THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement, Themed Entertainment Association

Madagascar: A Crate Adventure

Universal Studios Singapore
Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore

An unforgettable river boat ride with our four DreamWorks Animation heroes, Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria. A 128-channel sound system immerses you in the music and sounds from the film.
Music. Sound Design. Onsite Mix.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Universal Studios Singapore
Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore

Hosted by Steven Spielberg, this live special effects show begins on an empty soundstage and ends with a Category 5 hurricane destroying New York City -- along with the boathouse you’re standing in.
Original Music. Sound Design. Onsite Mix.

Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure

Universal Studios Singapore
Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore

An exciting water thrill ride has you avoiding escaped dinosaurs and the hazards of a demolished habitat as you try and make it out of this experience alive.
Music. Sound Design. Onsite Mix.

The Soul of Nashville

Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
BRC Imagination Arts

An immersive theater show tells the story of the legendary Ryman Auditorium, the “Mother Church of Country Music”. The show features Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow and Darius Rucker singing David’s arrangement of “Working On A Building”.
Original Music. Sound Design. Onsite Mix.

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Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Dearborn, MI
BRC Imagination Arts

A high-impact effects theater in which visitors experience the creation of the new F-150 -- from concept to final testing -- right before their eyes. Features seven giant screens, 3D projection mapping, lasers, actual robots and a 7.1 audio system.
Original Music. Sound Design. Onsite Mix.

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Credits

  • Pirates of the Caribbean (2016) Shanghai Disney Resort, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Alamo: The Experience (2015 San Antonio, TX, Flying Doghouse Productions
  • European Union Pavilion (2015) Expo Milano 2015, Milan, Italy, BRC Imagination Arts
  • The Soul of Nashville (2015) Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN, BRC Imagination Arts
  • The Selig Experience (2015) Miller Stadium, Milwaukee, WI, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Science Museum Oklahoma (2015) Oklahoma City, OK, Roto, Dublin, OH
  • The Ford Rouge Factory Tour (2014) Dearborn, MI, BRC Imagination Arts
  • The Art House (2014) Private Art Museum, Singapore
  • Saudi Children’s Museum (2014) Concept Film, Saudi Arabia, RGH Entertainment
  • Moments of Happiness (2014) World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, GA, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Story Garden (2013)* AmorePacific, Osan, S. Korea, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Expo 2020 (2013) Concept Film, Dubai, UAE, Thinkwell Group
  • Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center (2013) Kona, Hawaii, Harvest Moon
  • Evergrande Visitor Center (2012) Guangzhou City, China, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Adventure Cove Waterpark (2012) Marine Life Park, Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore
  • On Human Destiny (2012) Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Typhoon Theater (2011) Maritime Experiential Museum, Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore, Super 78
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2011)Attraction Film; Attraction Media and Entertainment
  • The Ghost of the Castle (2010)* Louisiana Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge, LA, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Information and Communication Pavilion (2010)* Expo 2010, Shanghai, China, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Journey to Madagascar (2011) Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore
  • Jurassic Park (2010) Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore
  • Lights Camera, Action! (2009) Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D (2009) Attraction Film; Attraction Media and Entertainment
  • The Force! (2009) U.S Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL, Seruto & Co.
  • The Adventures of Sinbad (2008) Lotte World, Seoul; Artistry Entertainment
  • Shuttle Launch Experience (2007)* Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, FL, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Shoot for the Moon (2006) Adler Planetarium, Chicago, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Echoes of the Past (2006) Western Science Center, Super 78
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (2005)* Springfield, IL, BRC Imagination Arts
  • TimeRiders (2005) Movie Park, Germany, Attraction Media and Entertainment
  • USA Pavilion (2005) World Expo ’05, Aichi, Japan, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Space: A Journey to Our Future (2003) Touring exhibit, Clear Channel Exhibitions
  • Ford Visitors Center (2003)* Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, MI, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Mnjinkaning Heritage Film (2003) CasinoRama, Toronto, Attraction Media and Entertainment
  • Spirit of Texas (2002)* Texas State History Museum, Austin, TX, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Police Academy Stunt Spectacular (2001) Warner Bros. Movie World, Madrid, Spain, Totally Fun Co.
  • Universal Movie Magic (2000) Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Animation Celebration (2000)* Universal Studios Japan, Osaka, BRC Imagination Arts
  • Adventures of Sinbad (1998) Universal Islands of Adventure, Orlando, FL
  • The St. Michal Mystery (1997) Prague, Czech Republic, ITEC Productions
  • Apollo/Saturn V Center (1996)* Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, FL BRC Imagination Arts
  • Dennis the Menace (1995) Six Flags, Totally Fun Co.
  • Fly with the Blue Angels (1995) Iwerks Entertainment
  • King Solomon’s Mine (1994) Walibi Flevo, Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands, Totally Fun Co.
  • Police Academy (1994) Six Flags, Totally Fun Co.
  • The Loch Ness Adventure (1994) Iwerks Entertainment
  • Waterworld (1993)* Universal Studios Hollywood, Hollywood, CA
  • Batman Stunt Spectacular (1992, 1993, 1995) Six Flags, Totally Fun Co.
  • AT&T Ride the Network (1992) Disney Epcot Center, Orlando, FL
  • Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991) Six Flags, Totally Fun Co.
  • Jaws: The Ride (1992) Universal Studios Florida, Orlando, FL
  • E.T. Adventure (1990) Universal Studios Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Kongfrontation (1990) Universal Studios Florida, Orlando, FL
  • The Mystery of Docera (1990) World Expo ’92, Barcelona, Spain

* THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement

Contact

Kneupper Music LLC
2372 Nalin Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

310-440-4305
dkneupper@yahoo.com