2023 INNO-vation Disruptive Challenger
The theme of this work surrounds deciphering how to further connect people around the world to each other through the Broom Guitar, a musical cleaning instrument that combines sound and light to let anyone express themselves through performance arts.
At first glance, the device may seem like a simple broom, but the interior is equipped with numerous sensors that let the user create sounds just like a guitar.
The device uses microcontrollers that employ algorithms based on music theory, allowing anyone to intuitively play, regardless of their previous experience with instruments.
I was struggling with many hardships in life and found myself wishing to live as I did in middle school, pretending to play the guitar on a broom while chasing the dream of one day becoming a rock star. This led to the creation of the Broom Guitar.
The Broom Guitar is designed to open people’s hearts, and I am convinced that it can be used to let people from all walks of life communicate through music, which is why I worked on developing a standalone model that anyone can play wherever they are.
This will open the world up to a new type of musical non-verbal communication that transcends experience, nationality, and language.
TETSUJIN – AUDIO VISUAL | Artist | Audiovisual Musician
2004 Graduated from Tama Art University
2006 Founded TETSUJIN – AUDIO VISUAL
2022 INNO-vation Program Disruptive Challenge Certified INNO-β
Awarded Online Hero Award from Heroes League Online 2020 Grand Prix
2020 INNO-vation Program Generation Award Knowledge Capital Special Corporate Award Recipient
ADAA2019 Grand Prix / Interactive Art Division First Prize / Fukuoka Prefecture Governor’s Award /
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award
Special Dreamer Award Recipient – Untitled Concert Yumehibiki 2019
Kitakyushu Digital Creator Contest 2019 Shigeru Kobayashi Judge Award
TAGBOAT AWARD 14th Toshiharu Shiori Special Judge Award
IAG AWARDS 2018 Audience Award
SICF19 Audience Award
[Exhibitions & Events]
Dogo Onsenart 2022 HADAKA HIROBA Autumn Performance Festival “Rock♨ 湯”
Rendezvous Project in Tama - Art ⇄ Picnic Exhibit
BAM Teknopolis 2020
Untitled Concert “55th Anniversary Reiwa Commemoration Concert Yumehibiki 2019”
Smart Illumination Yokohama 2018
Development of a Technology to Visualize All Kinds of Conversations by Focusing on Quantitative Information
Improving Accessibility of AI Technology Development for a Diversity-Inclusive Sustainable AI Society