Loops By Jonas Vorwerk Distributed By Wireframe - CODAworx

Loops By Jonas Vorwerk Distributed By Wireframe


Location: Montréal, QC, Canada

Completion date: 2017

Project Team


Jonas Vorwerk


Wireframe Public Art


In Loops Jonas Vorwerk comes back to the idea of creating new spatial and collective interfaces for music making. A concept he has already addressed in earlier works such as the Lightbox Sequencer, Windorgel and Musical Forest, but this time focusing on a different aspect – audio loops. Almost as if he was taking contemporary music apart, Vorwerk explores its elements in isolation and builds devices that introduce them to a wider audience. This installation acts as a highly intuitive apparatus that allows anyone to play around with loop-based musical compositions. As it were Loops paid a tribute to the music lab of the 50’s and 60’s where experimentation with analogue magnetic tapes built the ground for modern music making. Vorwerk’s lab, however, is not an enclosed studio full of experts. It is out in the open, anywhere in the public space. His inconspicuous circular sound machines can be operated by anyone, and even though they are primarily digital their interface is purely kinetic and manual, allowing the user to quickly understand how to use them.


Designed for simplicity, Loops packs neatly into just one crate for easy transportation and set up.
Its sleek, minimal, user-friendly design, is taking cues from traditional gathering circles and jamming sessions.
Loops stands out as a remarkable collaborative musical experiment, inviting people to unite and spontaneously generate rhythms together.

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