Artist Profile

Remembering the Work of Experimental Innovator Yoshi Wada

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Yoshi Wada died on May 18th of this year, at the age of 77. He was a musician, an artist, an instrument builder, a bagpipe player, and, by all accounts, a mischievous character, whose work represents a crucial chapter in the history of minimalist art. His pieces were centered around almost visceral drones, and his installations considered the ecstatic potential of air, acoustics, and sound. They were performed using handmade bagpipes, custom-built pipe organs, and gigantic horns built from commercial plumbing parts.