Imogen Heap is producing electronic gloves that allow people to interact with their computer remotely via hand gestures.
Imagine, for example, that instead of turning up a fader in order to bring in a sound or add reverb, you could be raising your arms to achieve the same effect. Or to move a sound around the room, you could simply point where you want it to be. Not only is this much more intuitive, it is also more enjoyable to watch, making it easier for your audience to connect with what you’re doing. Our aim is to break down the barriers between musicians and machines, and between performers and audiences.
Although the funding of the Kickstarter campaign was unsuccessful, the Mi.Mu gloves still represent an exciting evolution in music composition. The team has found a way to move forward by working with smaller groups, starting with their collaborators. Stay connected with the development at the Mi.Mu website.
It’s been about two years since Imogen unveiled the first version of ‘Me The Machine’ with her Mi.Mu Gloves, and now here’s the music video featuring the gloves! Preorder the Imogen’s new “Sparks” deluxe box set here.
“2 years ago I performed the first version of Me The Machine written with and for my Mi.Mu gloves. I am dying to let you hear the album but I have to wait, but today I want to let you hear and see the studio version and the additional music video. Hope you really enjoy it! Most of the visuals are being manipulated live using my Mi.Mu gloves as I didn’t just want to mime. So I went one step further and worked with the team on getting the gloves ready for visual manipulations.” – Imogen Heap