■Electronicos Fantasticos! gets underway!
Electronicos Fantasticos! is the brainchild of the artist Ei Wada, who has created unique musical instruments using old electrical appliances. In this program, Wada will involve all kinds of people as he creates novel musical instruments, mass producing them and weaving them into his performances to gradually create a whole orchestra.
People who find themselves troubled by the new ideas they constantly have, people who want to weave special skills into their performance techniques, people who want to use their nimble fingers to help create musical instruments, people who are intrigued by laboratories and want to come and have fun in one, and people who are happy to perform together. All these people will get together to have a good time and gradually create this exhibition.
What are the “electronicos” and “fantasticos” that echo inside the mind of Ei Wada, who is blessed with a unique inventiveness and powerful curiosity, as well as the charisma to draw in those around him? Come and let yourself get sucked into the whirlpool of the En-Cyclepedia movement, which has gathered pace since its leisurely start.
■Production process open to the public!
The first step in Electronicos Fantasticos! will be Ei Wada’s residency at Topping East, where he will gather the materials to make his musical instruments and talk and work with local people and visitors while drawing up ideas for these instruments, experimenting with them, and producing prototypes. His workshop will be open for everyone to view during this time. Please do come and visit.
Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Culture Creation Project (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Topping East (NPO)
Ei Wada will come to your home in person to pick up any electronic items you no longer need.