Electromagnetic Generator Parade


Led by the artist Wada Ei, this initiative brings together various collaborators to resurrect disused electrical appliances as new “electromagnetic instruments” and gradually form an orchestra.

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Electromagnetic Matsuri Parade


With labs in five cities in Japan and online, and known for its participatory art projects, ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS! will create and present a new performance, Electromagnetic Matsuri Parade. It will feature a newly made Generator Festival Float powered by renewable energy, and the Electromagnetic Festival Music Troupe playing instruments made from modified old household appliances, parading around Tokyo. At CCBT, ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS! will hold open studios and workshops to collaborate with various other people on building new kinds of festival floats, instruments, and music. The result will be a very contemporary, collaborative space where many different fields come together, from music to art, engineering, science, and design.

Electromagnetic Matsuri Parade Open Studio

Date & Time: December 16 (Sat), 17 (Sun), 24 (Sun) , 2023 January 8 (Mon, Holiday), 13 (Sat), 28 (Sun) , 2024
Venue: Civic Creative Base Tokyo [CCBT]
Admission: Free


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Wada Ei

artist, musician

Ever since he can remember, Wada Ei has envisioned a music festival taking place at a soaring crab leg tower of cathode-ray tube TV sets. When a friend told him that no such place existed on the planet, he realized he would have to make it himself, which led him to what he does today. Wada started his music and visual art practice while still a student. He is the leader of Open Reel Ensemble, which performs music on vintage reel-to-reel tape recorders. In 2015, he launched ELECTRONICOS FANTASTICOS!, a project that resurrects disused electrical appliances as new kinds of musical instruments and forms orchestras with them. For the project, he received the 68th Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists.

CCBT Art Incubation Program

One of CCBT’s core programs, the Art Incubation Program provides opportunities for creative talent to undertake new projects and makes those processes accessible to the public, facilitating forms of artistic expression, exploration, and action that change our city for the better. Selected through an open call, five artist fellows will act as CCBT partners, developing their projects, making the creative process public, exhibiting the results, and holding workshops and talks.
Details: CCBT Art Incubation Program

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