Ei Wada's Braun Tube Jazz Band @ transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
"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." (transmediale.de/content/braun-tube-jazz-band)