Joonas Siren (they/them)

Joonas Siren (b.1983, lives/works in Helsinki, Finland, they/them) has graduated as Master of Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2013 and also from the joint-study program Nordic Sound Art co-organized between five different Nordic Art Academies in 2012. They work with multidisciplinary methods, often using sound as an artistic material, but not in a strictly musical sense. The artworks are mainly installations, usually containing computer programmed parts.

Lately, Siren has been interested in the possibilities of video games. Liminal Objects solo exhibition exhibited February 2024 at Sculptor Studio gallery was their first installation, where the visitor could play a game made by Siren.

Siren’s work often combines different media, sound, programming methods and physical objects/installations to form multifaceted works dealing with various political and philosophical topics.



Constantly mutating rhythms and sharp digital textures shape the sound of Forces. Forces is the electronic music project of Finnish interdisciplinary artist Joonas Siren. Different live-coding and processing techniques are used to make dense atomized swirls; electronic and sometimes chaotic abstract oceans of sound. Forces’ music has been released on mappaInfinite Machine, Gin & Platonic, Genot Centre, Conditional and Bio Future Laboratory, and has also been played in mixes by experimental producers like Aphex Twin, Daniel Ruane and ZULI.

released records as Forces:
Chim​æ​ras released by mappa, August 2023
Inertia, released by Infinite Machine, July 2022
Epoch, released by Gin & Platonic, March 2020
Climate Denial Machine, released by Bio Future Laboratory, December 2018
Dynamics, released by Conditional Records, October 2018
Plastisphere, released by Genot Centre, March 2018

Interview in Paris, January 2020 about music practice as Forces: