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.

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., Braun Tube Jazz Band, won the Art Division Excellence Prize at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival.