SONICBUREAU is a solo project of composer / sound designer Ayumu Minezawa.
Born and Raised in Japan. Ayumu started his career as composer / beat maker for electronic music in Tokyo. He made and produced songs for some indie CDs including a song for a CD album of Japanese rap artist “Nanorunamonai” which got 1st place in indies album chart of Tower Record Store in Tokyo. After a while, he composed a piece for a DVD of a Japanese famous professional TV comedian ”Kamomental”.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2013, first he started working as a guitarist and co-writer for“Trends”, LA based solo project of Marina Paiz. He played at several gigs and released a song on itunes through Manimal Vinyl Records in 2014.
As a composer, he composed a couple of short films including “Cost of Love” which was selected at Cannes Short Corner in "Cannes Film Festival" in 2015. And it also won an Award Of Merit in IndieFEST Film Awards and featured in Festival of Globe. And also he wrote a song for theatrical performance of Yusuke Makio from a Japanese TV comedian which was performed in Oct 2015.
As an arranger, he’s worked for an acclaimed composer Nathan Wang who composed for Jackie Chan’s movies, Dreamworks and Disney movies. He arranged music for several feature films including “You Are My Sunshine (2015)”, “Detective Chinatown (2016)” “The Healer (2016)” and 3D animation film“The Little Door Gods (2016)”.
And not only composing he wrote lyrics and sang 2 songs for a Canadian film “The People Garden” which features actors like Pamela Anderson and Dree Hemingway, directed by Nadia Litz.