Braun Tube Jazz Band

Production country: 
jp
Year: 
2009
Festival edition: 
2011
Format: 
installation
performance
Ei Wada_Braun Tube Jazz Band, Photo: Tamami Iinuma, 2010
Ei Wada_Braun Tube Jazz Band, Photo: Tamami Iinuma, 2010

One day, a spectacular vision popped into Ei Wada’s mind. It was the image of abandoned electrical appliances being played as musical instruments in the streets of a city. Some time later, he accidentally plugged a sound cable into a composite video connector port and the sound was rendered as an image. Seeing this he realised that re-recording the image with a camera and outputting it as an audio signal might reproduce the original sound. With this technique as a starting point, he set up pairings of tube televisions and PC-controlled video decks to correspond with the number of notes in a musical scale, creating a set of gamelan-like percussion instruments. Tapping the TV tubes produces primitive, cosmic electrical music. Paik meets the Theremin; Shannon meets McLuhan.

 

 

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10:00 - 16:00 free entry
17:00 - 22:00 entry only with Performance-HacKaWay-Ticket, Festivalpass, Kombipass, Tagespass, Press-Accreditation, Professional-Accreditation

Between 16:00 and 17:00 the HacKaWay Zone will be closed.

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