Mo H. Zareei

Sequencer (2021)


Zareei's practice builds on an ongoing exploration of brutalism through audiovisual media. Material Sequencer is an electromechanical sound-sculpture, designed to emphasise the physical materiality of sound and sound production. The simple USB-powered step-sequencer investigates one of the most elemental tools of electronic music production – an 8-step rhythmic pattern. It takes the sequencing process outside the black box and into the acoustic realm, flaunting its materiality and physicality. All the interface components are presented on a custom-designed circuit board, and the sound-generating mechanism is reduced to percussion in its most basic form. The project celebrates audio as something tactile which can be seen, felt and heard from all angles.