“Godzilla vs. Kong” musician custom-made a huge drum to match a huge monster

GodzillaAnd King Kong, a fateful confrontation will be realized in HollywoodGodzilla vs Kong.. The music for this movie is Junkie XL / Tom Hawkenberg, a composer who calls himself “Godzilla fan of the earth”. He is an up-and-coming artist who has worked on “Deadpool” (2016) and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015). This time, Collider in the US is telling the secret story of the composition.

According to Hawkenberg, he was appointed as a musician for “Godzilla vs. Kong” in April 2018. Although the release was postponed due to the influence of Corona, his work was completed in April 2020. Since it was a two-year project, you can see the scale of this work.

At the beginning of his inauguration, Hawkenberg thought“Heavy monsters that even God can’t measure fight, so music must be the same.”That is. The first thing that came to my mind was“I don’t have such a big drum”It was the fact. First of all, is it a style that comes from the shape?

“There was a great musical instrument store in San Diego and I had them make some drums for’Tomb Raider First Mission'(2018). He’s from the Netherlands, but he grew up in the United States and his family is Indonesian, so Indonesia. I’m also interested in musical instruments derived from the Pacific Islands and Tomb Raider. They also needed such instruments, and they made the drum-like characteristics of the Pacific Islands properly. “

In “Godzilla vs. Kong,” Hawkenberg sought a similar instrument and decided to borrow it again. There was a way to use the percussion of “Tomb Raider”, but first of all, Hawkenberg“I need a bass drum, how big can I make it? About 2.5 meters?”He said he asked.Response“There is a limit to the size of the drum”.. It depends on how big cowhide can be procured for use in drumheads.

“I had never thought about that, but I asked him to find a big skin. It was 1.5 meters in diameter and it was big. I didn’t know how big it was.A drum with a diameter of 1.5 meters means that it’s nearly 2 meters long.That’s right. I had them carried by a big truck (to my house), but how did I get this into my house? The door of the garage just passed through, so six people rolled it to the garage. “

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