Composer Yoko Kanno Hints at 'Gabriela Robin' Name

posted on 2011-10-17 10:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Yitzhak Rabin was prime minister when she recorded Macross Plus in Israel

On October 4, Japan's Center for Performers' Rights Administration posted an interview with acclaimed anime soundtrack composer Yoko Kanno. The interviewer noted that the name "Gabriela Robin" is used in the credits for many lyrics and vocals in Kanno's work. Kanno responded that the first time she recorded with an orchestra was in Israel, and at the time, the Prime Minister of Israel was Yitzhak Rabin. "That's all there is to it," she laughed.

Kanno is known for composing the soundtracks for Macross Frontier, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Escaflowne, and many other works. She first recorded with an orchestra when she wrote music for Macross Plus which the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performed. In past interviews, Kanno would half-jokingly deny that she is Robin.

[Via A Gabriela Robin Site]

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