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Aivi & Surasshu is a chiptune and piano duo, comprised of pianist Aivi Tran and sound designer Steven "Surasshu" Velema. The two have created a significant number of songs for Steven Universe and Steven Universe Future.

Personal Life

Aivi composes music for indie games, plays piano on YouTube and also teaches at a music school.[citation needed] Aivi and Surasshu got married in 2015.[citation needed]

About

Aivi & Surasshu specialize in chiptune and piano music. This style is reflected in the songs they have composed for the show. The two met in a hotel bar and bonded over their love of video game music.[citation needed] They later collaborated to produce the album "The Black Box", which has a comic book dedicated to it.

Aivi in particular is a big fan of Rebecca Sugar's work on Adventure Time, and was equally thrilled with Steven Universe.[citation needed] Aivi said:

"Rebecca Sugar’s work as a storyboard artist and songwriter on Adventure Time is fantastic, and we instantly fell in love with Steven Universe and its diverse characters. The music that we've been writing for the show draws inspiration from both classical and pop genres, synth and acoustic sounds, and of course, what the two of us are best at: Videogame Music!".[citation needed]

You can find Aivi & Surasshu's non-Steven Universe work from the link to "The Black Box" above. Everything they create for the show is posted to their Soundcloud account of the group's name.

Musical Credits

Songs

Soundtracks

Trivia

  • Aivi's name is pronounced like "ivy" and Surasshu is pronounced like "sur-RAH-shoo".[2]
  • The two produced the music heard in Google's 2015 Halloween-themed doodle. Aivi And Surasshu came back to record the soundtrack for Google's Halloween Doodle For 2018, taking inspiration from the music for Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion.[3]
  • According to Aivi Tran, Surasshu's signature instrument would be noise drums.[4]
  • Aivi and Surasshu have made non-canon gemsonas using the Gemsona Maker on Doll Divine. Aivi's gemsona is called Calcite, and Surasshu's gemsona is called Sodalite. Their fusion, Afghanite, was chosen based on its appearance rather than its properties.[5]
    • Sodalite is described as powerful, but fragile and "breaks easily". 
    • Calcite is "common and used in everything." She "looks pretty boring, except for a red ribbon around their neck that drapes over their chest." They do this because Sodalite's gemstone is on her chest. When they fuse, Calcite's ribbon wraps around Sodalite's gemstone to protect it.
    • Their fusion music would possibly be a "strong, stable sound layered with a frantic, glitchy sound."

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Voice Actors
Lamar AbramsChris Jai AlexDee Bradley BakerKimberly BrooksZach CallisonMichaela DietzSusan EganEstelleKate FlanneryReagan Gomez-PrestonJoel HodgsonIan Jones-QuarteyErica LuttrellDeedee Magno-HallMary Elizabeth McGlynnBilly MerrittKate MicucciMatthew MoyToks OlagundoyeJennifer PazBrian PosehnShelby RabaraGrace RolekTom ScharplingAtticus ShafferZachary SteelCharlyne Yi
Guest Voices
Uzo AdubaRita Rani AhujaTahani AndersonChristine BaranskiEric BauzaEric Bell Jr.Ashly BurchJackie BuscarinoJemaine ClementMason CookEugene CorderoGodfrey DanchimahColton DunnChristine EbersoleMelissa FahnKathleen FisherBraden FitzgeraldCrispin FreemanNika FuttermanLarissa GallagherBrian GeorgeLisa HanniganJohnny HawkesMarieve HeringtonMartha HigaredaMiriam HymanAlastair JamesJoan JettAlexia KhadimeAndrew KishinoMike KrolTed LeoNancy LinariPatti LuPoneNatasha LyonneAimee MannMichelle MarykAJ MichalkaNicki MinajJinkx Monsoon • Indya MooreAparna NancherlaEnuka OkumaOlivia OlsonChristine PediDella SabaAmy SedarisShoniqua ShandaiSinbadSarah StilesCristina VeeKari WahlgrenFrank WelkerDave WillisJon Wurster
Storyboarders
Artists: Lamar AbramsMiki BrewsterDanny CraggHilary FloridoWarren FokDrew GreenEtienne GuignardTom HerpichColin HowardHellen JoJoe JohnstonIan Jones-QuarteyAmish KumarChristine LiuJeff LiuKatie MitroffRaven MoliseeKat MorrisMaya PetersenChristopher PiankaRebecca SugarPaul VillecoJesse Zuke

Revisionists: Danny CraggAmish KumarLeiana NituraMaya PetersenNicole RodriguezAleth RomanillosJesse Zuke

Show Staff
Producers: Jackie BuscarinoCurtis LelashJennifer PelphreyAlonso Ramirez RamosRobert SorcherRebecca Sugar

Directors: Liz ArtinianKi-Yong BaePatrick BrysonRicky CometaKevin DartNick DeMayoRobert IngramYong Seop JeongJoe JohnstonIan Jones-QuarteySue Hong KimJasmin LaiByung Ki LeeDongsoo LeeJae Bok LeeSeon-Jae LeeCurtis LelashElle MichalkaKat MorrisKent OsborneHye Sung ParkJin-Hee ParkRebecca SugarHeeman YangYoung-Wha YoonSeong Wook Yun
Music Staff: Jeff BallMichael EvansTravis KindredEmily KingKristin NaigusJack PendarvisEdwin RhodesStemageAivi & Surasshu
Character/Prop Design: Danny CraggBecky DreistadtColin HowardDanny HynesAleth RomanillosAngie Wang
Background Artists: Alison AbitbolJane BakSam BosmaPatrick BrysonRicky CometaEfrain FariasCharles HiltonLeonard HungMelissa KingMichelle KwonJasmin LaiElle MichalkaKatie MitroffAlex MyungMary NashJulian De PerioLaura PriceSteven SugarKat TsaiHans TsengEmily WalusAmanda Winterstein
Colorists: Becky DreistadtEfrain FariasAshley FisherTiffany FordLeigh LunaElle MichalkaHans Tseng

Other: Matt BurnettTom HerpichBen Levin
Guest Artists
Aaron AustinTakafumi HoriAdam MutoPendleton WardMatt BralyMadeline QueripelLuke Weber
Comic Staff
Frans BoukasQueenie ChanKali CiesemierWhitney CogarJillian CrabMatt CummingsRebekka DunlapBecky DreistadtColeman EngleKaty FarinaJosceline FentonAndrea FernandezMike FiorentinoMelanie GillmanGrace KraftWhitney LeopardRaven MoliseeMissy PenaTalya PerperJeremy SoreseAyme SotuyoRebecca SugarBridget UnderwoodShannon WattersHelen Yoon
Movie Staff
Chance the RapperJames FauntleroyGallantTed LeoAlonso Ramirez RamosJulian "Zorsy" SanchezStemageMacie Stewart

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