A Very Real Looper (AVRL) is a non-visual virtual reality instrument inside of which a performer controls musical sounds and sequences through gesture and bodily movement. Contrary to how virtual reality (VR) is normally utilized, a performer playing AVRL is not disconnected from their surrounding environment through visual immersion, nor is their body restrained by a head-mounted display. Rather, AVRL uses VR sensors in conjunction with a game engine to map musical sounds and sequences onto physical objects and spaces. These are then by triggered by a performer simply wielding two controllers. AVRL thus combines the affordances of the physical world with the modularity of a game engine, consequently activating the expressive potential of the body inside of a large, highly reconfigurable, and musically augmented environment.