LO: Inspiration

Mi.Mu Gloves by Imogen Heap

This project is a set of gloves developed by the musician Imogen Heap that allow her to interact gesturally with her music production software on her computer. The gloves are primarily an interesting piece of hardware, however computation was certainly involved in the process of translating sensor inputs into musical outputs. I think this project is a really interesting way to explore gesture in electronic music, a genre that is typically produced through a very limited set of gestures like turning knobs, and pressing buttons. I think this project is particularly interesting for both its potential to open up new ways of creating music, and the possibility to link performative gestures such as dance to sonic experiences.

Imogen Heap Performing Using the Gloves

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