Joonas Siren (b.1983, lives/works in Helsinki, Finland) has graduated as Master of Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and also from the joint-study program Nordic Sound Art co-organized between five different Nordic Art Academies. He works with multidiscplinary methods, often using sound as an artistic material, but not in a musical sense. His works are mainly installations, usually containing computer programmed parts.
One of Siren’s key interest is the concept of ephemereality, how ephemereal subjects like sound & light can break their inherent structure and form deeper tangible meanings. Another is the baudrillardian concept of virtuality, how everything is an hologram or hallucination of “reality”. The futuristic and transhumanist approach to singularity and how that could change the human condition is also one of the main inspirations to him, although he is not an advocate of it. Science, technology and the notion of transcendence often meet in in Siren’s works.
Constantly mutating rhythms and sharp digital textures shape the sound of Forces. Forces is the electronic music project of sound/visual artist Joonas Siren dedicated to the possibilities of electronic sound with different live coding techniques and other software use/abuse.