#013 QUEEN IN THE PARK : Experience Music with Queen
Ginza Sony Park is opening a program featuring music from the legendary rock band Queen!
The legendary rock band Queen has moved generations with its revolutionary music, including songs such as 'We Will Rock You' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' #013 QUEEN IN THE PARK : Experience Music with Queen offers various activities that allow visitors to not just listen to but also experience the songs that captivated the world. By seeing, playing, and immersing themselves within the music, visitors can discover new types of musical experiences and the joys and wonders they bring. The program will be held to coincide with Queen's tour in Japan.
Duration: January 22 - March 15, 2020
A Message to You from the Queen guitarist Mr. Brian May
Japan has a special place in our hearts for having helped Queen rise to popularity. I was surprised to hear that they had created park in the middle of Ginza, which is such a symbolic city in Japan—even more that it had been dedicated to our band. This fusion of entertainment and technology at Ginza Sony Park is sure to be full of fun and a new kind of musical experience for all the visitors—including us. It may even lead to uncovering new aspects of our music. We, too, are looking forward to having fun at QUEEN IN THE PARK and immersing ourselves in the music.
A Message to You from the Queen drummer Mr. Roger Taylor
As Brian said, this sort of program is a first for us. I don't think anyone other than Ginza Sony Park could have made this possible, considering their successes in creating many exciting programs in the past. I hope the experience of 'not just listening' to music at this Queen-themed park will provide an opportunity for many people to enjoy our songs.
- Entry may be restricted during crowded times.
- The event may be suspended if it is determined that we cannot ensure customer safety.
WE WILL ROCK YOU / Melody Step
The historical "Do Re Mi" musical scale steps of Sony Building have made a comeback after a special Queen makeover!
Step on them to recreate the "Stomp, stomp, clap" rhythm four times… and prompt Freddie to start singing!?
GL / Ground Level
* Due to circumstances of the event on GL/Ground Level, the experience may not be available in its fullest form.
RADIO GA GA / Radio Installation
A total of 70 successive generations of Sony's radios play "Radio Ga Ga" in chorus!
Enjoy the nostalgic sounds of the chorus from big and small radios.
B1 / Basement 1
Books, CDs, DVDs and other Queen merchandise are available for purchase at the Kiosk on the 1st floor of the basement. Every purchase of 'Greatest Hits in Japan,' a special best-of album celebrating Queen's performances in Japan, will come with a special calendar (available while stocks last). Buyers will also receive free limited-edition stickers that are only available at this program.
B1 / Basement 1
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY / Sound VR
Sony's acoustic technology, "Sonic Surf VR," (*1) will deliver an unprecedented musical experience through "Bohemian Rhapsody."
The experience provides 3D Sound which makes you feel as if you had entered the world of music.
B2 / Basement 2
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY / Video Parody
Replace Freddie and appear in "Bohemian Rhapsody," one of the world's most iconic music videos!
Enter a booth and have yourself filmed to appear on the spot in an original version of the music video.
B2 / Basement 2
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / Karaoke Champion
A karaoke booth has been set up specially for singing "We Are the Champions," one of Queen's greatest songs.
Sing the song to your heart's content, just as Freddie inspired us with his powerful singing voice.
B3 / Basement 3
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST / Fragment Shadow
A musical experience fulfilling your sight with enjoyment of a projection space 13 meters across in which your shadow will move freely and be superimposed onto images of the lyrics, sound, colors, and silhouettes of other members.
It is a hands-on demonstration making the full use of multi-projection system "Fragment Shadow," (*2) capable of modifying the appearance of real shadows created by lights.
B3 / Basement 3
JEWELS / Donation Juke Box
A special juke box has been set up dedicated to play only Queen's songs.
Make a donation, and it will play a song of your choice as background music inside the Park B4 floor.
*The money collected will be donated to "The Mercury Phoenix Trust." (*3)
B4 / Basement 4
* This program may not be available when events are taking place on B4/Basement 4.
Event Overview: #013 QUEEN IN THE PARK : Experience Music with Queen
|Title||#013 QUEEN IN THE PARK : Experience Music with Queen|
December January 22 (Wed) - March 15 (Sun), 2020
10:00 - 20:00
|Venue||Ginza Sony Park|
Free to enter
|Social media accounts||
@ginzasonypark (instagram, twitter, facebook)
|NewsRelease||#013 QUEEN IN THE PARK : Experience Music with Queen (PR TIMES)|
- 1: Sonic Surf VR (SSVR) is a new spatial acoustic product that relies on an original sound field synthesis Algorithm developed by Sony. https://www.sonypcl.jp/works/sonic-surf-vr/
- 2: Fragment Shadow was co-created by Shunichi Kasahara from Sony CSL and Satoru Higa from BACKSPACE Productions. https://www.sonycsl.co.jp/tokyo/8371/
- 3: Following the moving and hugely successful Tribute Concert in 1992, Brian May, Roger Taylor and Jim Beach set up The Mercury Phoenix Trust (MPT) in memory of the iconic Freddie Mercury who died from HIV/AIDS in 1991. The Trust is a core part of rock band Queen and Freddie's legacy, with the passion and power behind the music forming the bedrock of the MPT. http://www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/