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Wada Ei

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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.Last Updated: 2024.02



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