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IMERUAT is a prominent music group formed by composer Masashi Hamauzu and vocalist Mina. Known around the world for his compositions for popular video games, among them Final Fantasy XIII, Hamauzu has earned a reputation among contemporary Japanese musicians as a master of his craft. He is joined by Mina, whose training is reflected in her exceptional vocal style and research into her Ainu ancestry. Her knowledge of traditional instruments is informed by a deep respect for the culture of Japan’s indigenous peoples. After years of preparation, the duo's collaboration has culminated in the creation of the music series IMERUAT. (In the Ainu language, the name carries the meaning "Flash of light.") Already the unique combination of Hamauzu's progressive compositional style and Mina's vocals have impressed audiences during concerts taking place in Poland, France, United States, Switzerland and Japan, garnering recognition among international audiences.

IMERUAT(イメルア):
2011年結成。「FINAL FANTASY XIII」などの作曲者で、先進的な和声とサウンドで世界的にも知られる浜渦正志と、カラフルな歌声を持ち自らのルーツであるアイヌの伝統音楽と楽器を奏でるMinaによるユニット。IMERUATはアイヌ語で「稲光が光る」という意味。2011年5月にファーストマキシシングル「IMERUAT」を発売し、ポーランドの第4回フィルムミュージックフェスティバルでの単独ライブでデビュー、フランス、日本でもライブを行い高い支持を得る。2012年3月に川崎CLUB CITTA'で行われた「ファンタジーロックフェス2012」で圧倒的な存在感を示し、4月にはファーストアルバム「Black Ocean」を発売、予約が殺到し即日完売状態となる。その後もアメリカ、東京、大阪、スイスなどでのライブを次々と成功させ、またコンテンポラリーダンスイベントの開催、Book付きCD「Propelled Life」の発表、映像作品の制作など、様々な趣向を凝らしながら精力的に活動している。


Mina
Vocal, Mukkur and Tonkori
Born in Obihiro, Hokkaido. 北海道帯広市出身
Date of Birth : 1983.1.5


Masashi Hamauzu 浜渦正志
Compose and Piano
Born in München. ミュンヘン出身
Date of Birth : 1971.9.20

2015
9/19 [Live] IMERUAT & STELLA LEE JONES Joint Live (Tokyo, Japan)
8/? [Taiso] Vol.10 Europa
8/14, 15 [Live] RISIGN SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2015 in EZO (Hokkaido, Japan)
8/3 [Concert] Festa Sumeer Musa Kawasaki 2015 "Giant"
7/26 [Soundcloud] "FLAKES TB"
7/25 [Taiso] Vol.9 Setagaya, Tokyo
7/25 [Live] ミナ・ポニーカの革命前夜 (Tokyo, Japan)特設サイト / Report
7/10 [Soundcloud] "のみたいな"
3/21 [Taiso] Vol.8 Nakano, Tokyo
1/31 [Taiso] Vol.7 Okhotsk, Hokkaido
1/16 [Taiso] Vol.6 Studio Colorido (Shinagawa, Tokyo)

2014
10/30-11/2 [Live] Oni-Con (Galveston, Texas, USA)
10/29 [Video] Maikig Video of Giant
10/12 [Taiso] Vol.5 Taipei, Taiwan
8/24 [Taiso] Vol.4 Seattle, USA
8/24 [Live] IMERUAT Live (Seattle, USA) Buy Now! >>>
8/20 [Music Video] "Battaki"
6/14 [Taiso] Vol.3 Yokohama
6/1 [Taiso] Vol.2 Hirakata & Neyagawa, Osaka
5/13 [Taiso] Vol.1 Sapporo
2/14 [Music Video] "イメルア体操第四十勝全市町村版"
2/12 [CD Release] "Propelled Life" Album Buy Now! >>>
1/12 [Music Video] "TeNiOE"
1/11 [Live] HAPPY NEW IMERUAT (Tokyo, Japan)Photos

2013
11/23 [Live] Tribute to FINAL FANTASY XIII Series (Hong Kong)
11/21 [TV CM] "Crimson Blitz" Lightning Returns FFXIII
11/20 [Music Video] "イメルア体操第四"
7/6 [Live] CAFE IMERUAT (Tokyo, Japan)Report
7/6 [Live] THEATER IMERUAT (Tokyo, Japan)特設サイト / Report
4/22 [Music Video] "Left"
4/5 [Live] 空想音楽博物館Vo.6 (Tokyo, Japan)
3/7 [Music Video] "Giant"

2012
12/2 [Live] IMERUAT Live (Toulouse, France)
11/26 [Live] IMERUAT Live (Paris, France)
8/16 [Live] Rock Altitude Festival (Le Locle, Switzerland) Photos
7/23 [Live] IMERUAT Live - "Departure to Black Ocean" at umeda AKASO (Osaka, Japan) Photos
7/15 [Live] IMERUAT Live - "Departure to Black Ocean" at Star Pine's Cafe (Tokyo, Japan) Photos
5/15 [Music Video] "Black Ocean"
5/3 [Music Video] "Haru no Kasumi"
4/29 [Live] "Anime Central" with Video Game Orchestra (Chicago, USA)
4/25 [CD Release] "Black Ocean" Album Buy Now! >>>
3/17,18 [Live] "Fantasy Rock Fes 2012" at CLUB CITTA' (Kawasaki, Japan) Photos
1/7 [Music Video] "Imeruat"

2011
10/6 [Live] IMERUAT Live at ALWAYS (Amagasaki, Japan)
7/31 [Live] IMERUAT Live at KIWA (Tokyo, Japan)
5/23 [Live] IMERUAT Live at Le Fleurus (Paris, France)
5/22 [Live] Masashi Hamauzu Concert (Paris, France)
5/20 [Live] 4th Film Music Festival (Krakow, Poland)
5/19 [CD Release] "IMERUAT" Maxi Single
2011 Live Photos