Sakuracon 2013: Luna Haruna and Eir Aoi

Channeling The Immaterial

There is an intervening substance that exists between the fabric of music and conceptual art. Metaphysically, this medium functions as a translator or a guide through each substance. The process of creating music employs the immaterial nature of the imagination, and the images coalesce into sound. Each genre of music utilizes a specific region of the brain to convey audible emotions, shapes, and these expressions are used to produce tangible art conveyed. Typically, artists and musicians use the influences of each field to inspire works and conceptual ideas.

Musicians such as Luna Haruna and Eir Aoi each use the influences of Japanese Animation to convey the imaginative worlds intrinsically designed by their perspective directors and illustrators. Fusing these creative worlds collectively coalesces into an amalgamation that cannot be perceptually resolved. In a recent interview with Nerd Reactor, Luna explained that she becomes holistically absorbed in the complexity of each series that she is assigned to, which in turn fuels her inspiration to project.

Apart from being KERA magazine’s fashion model, Luna values her fascination with Anime such as Fate/Zero and Sword Art Online, drawing its creative imagery and channeling the emotional content presented by such series programs. Scoring the epilogue theme to Sword Art Online on November 28, 2012 (for the second time), Luna merits her strong work ethic.

On March 29, 2013, Luna and Eir Aoi debuted together at Seattle’s sixteenth annual Sakuracon convention. Presenting songs from their upcoming projects, their performance was beautifully the highlight of the event. The concert illuminated by the backdrop of Anime compilations, while Luna dressed in white, contrasted by the black leather of Eir’s dress. The two ladies conducted the medium between fan and fiction, both flawless in their craft. The crowd was dense with admiration and evening’s color illuminated the room with bright yellows and deep red. Front and center stage, the semblance of these two vocalists and the animated figures represented a surreal fantasy of the both illustrator and musician.

Recent works by Eir Aoi include her November 21, 2012 track (my personal favorite), “Innocence”, opening track to Sword Art Online. Eir’s success topped Oricon’s singles chart and continues to gather a massive following. Her cadence and airy vocal tone create an epic assemblage to any action sequence in Anime. Eir had previously kept her face hidden from her fans, in an artistic and mysterious fashion. She unveiled her face in May of 2012 in her first live and epic performance. Eir’s artistic merit and musical genius will surely carry her beyond the stars she visualizes in her work.

In our meeting together, Eir mentioned that she enjoys massively multiplayer online, first person shooter (MMOFPS) gaming particularly; Gears of War, Left for Dead and Call of Duty. When Eir announced this geeky fact to our press panel a synchronized (admirable) “whoa” resounded across the table. Eir and Luna were present for our press meeting and both were elegantly mannered and crazy adorable! I look forward to seeing how they syndicate the ether of their minds with the ink-stained pages of Manga. ♠

Sakuracon 2013 Musical Guest.
Sakuracon 2013 Musical Guest

Left to Right:  Eir, Mariano, and Luna @ Sakuracon Press meeting.

Left to Right: Eir, Mariano, and Luna @ Sakuracon Press meeting.

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Mariano Uvalle
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Currently I am part of the Chemistry dept. at the University of Washington. I am scheduled to graduate with a B.A. in Chemistry (Spring of 2013). My interests include music production, anime, journalism, recording and videography.

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