The “Godzilla Legend—Music of Akira Ifukube” concert will showcase the work of the legendary composer.
Japan Society is an organization in New York City dedicated to bridging the gap between the United States and Japan through “mutual understanding, appreciation and cooperation.” Each year they host hundreds of events that showcase many different facets of Japanese culture.
In April, Japan Society is holding a special concert dedicated to the man behind the music behind Godzilla. Ifukube, along with director Ishiro Honda and effects wizard Eiji Tsuburaya, was an integral part of the 1954 film’s success, and the kaiju/tokusatsu boom that followed. In addition to creating the film’s score, Ifukube was responsible for the first kaiju’s footsteps and iconic roar.
On April 28th, 2017, Japan Society will hold “Godzilla Legend—Music of Akira Ifukube.” The concert will be headlined by techno-pop band Hikashu, as well as a selection of guest musicians.
Former Hikashu member Mokoto Inoue previously released three Godzilla Legend albums in the 80s, featuring synthisizer covers of Ifukube’s work.
Japan Society is located at 333 East 47th Street in New York City. Ticketing information for the “Godzilla Legend” concert will be available beginning in January.
Source: Japan Society