Ei Wada

Ei Wada

After composing a number of musical pieces Ei Wada (*1987) subsequently switched his attention to outmoded electrical appliances, interested in their supposed obsolescence. He recontextualized and modified them to be played as musical instruments. This work culminated in what is now the Open Reel Ensemble, a performance with Kimitoshi Sato using remodelled reel-to-reel tape recorders. His latest performance work, Braun Tube Jazz Band, won the Art Division Excellence Prize at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival.

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