Imogen Heap Calls On Fans To Kickstart Music-Making Gloves

04/14/2014
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(Radio.com) If you're willing to drop a few dollars, Imogen Heap has a revolutionary new music-maker for you. According to Mashable, a Kickstarter campaign has surfaced for the Mi.Mu Glove, a high-tech instrument that allows its user to create music simply by waving their hands. The glove was originally introduced by singer-songwriter Heap in 2011.

The product's Kickstarter page features a four-minute video, during which Heap explains the backstory of the glove and demonstrates some of its potential uses.

"Like most musicians, I often use computers when I'm composing, recording and performing," she says in the clip. "But I always feel that clicking a mouse or pressing a button, moving a fader, never enables me to interact expressively with the sounds that I'm producing. I always wished I could control my equipment more naturally."

The result is the Mi.Mu Glove, which purportedly can do such things as, as the Kickstarter page points out, raising an arm to create the same effect as turning up a fader.

"Our aim is to break down the barriers between musicians and machines, and between performers and audiences," the team behind the glove states. "Every musician and/or performer will know the bane of their existence is to have to carry, or worse, ship vast amounts of technological equipment to whatever destination they are playing. The gloves are a compact, lightweight and self-contained system requiring little more than a laptop to function fully." more on this story

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