Photo: Mao Yamamoto
Born in Tokyo in 1987; lives and works in Tokyo.
Wada, an artist and musician, has been a noted member of the Open Reel Ensemble, a group that performs with vintage open reel tape recorders, since 2009. For his performance work “Braun Tube Jazz Band,” in which he played TV tubes as musical instruments, he received the Excellence Award in the Arts Division of the 13th Media Arts Festival of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. From 2015, he began “Electronics Fantastics!” a project for festival concerts using old household appliances as electronic instruments. This project will be a part of KENPOKU ART 2016 in Hitachi, home of the Hitachi Group, the world-renowned electrical appliance maker. Wada plans to set up NICOS LAB, a project team to support members in their fields and cooperate in planning and implementation.