A Very Real Looper: Physically Colliding with Music
A Very Real Looper is a giant augmented reality instrument which enables expressive and embodied interactions with musical sounds and sequences that are located in the real world. This instrument is built inside of a video game engine. It uses virtual reality sensors to map musical samples and MIDI sequences onto physical objects and spaces. During performance, these are triggered through gesture and bodily movement by a performer wielding two controllers. This instrument is unique because it is infinitely modular and enables new, more embodied forms of musical interaction. A Very Real Looper therefore uses emerging technologies to explore the outer limits of instrument design, human-computer interaction, and musical performance.