MiMu gloves for musical composition

MI.MU is a team of specialist musicians, artists, scientists and technologists developing cutting-edge wearable technology for the performance and composition of music. The MI.MU Gloves have captured worldwide attention by showing that there is a better way to make music than with sliders and buttons – through the complex movement of the human body.

The MI.MU story begins with musician and artist Imogen Heap. In her search for a better relationship with the music software and hardware that forms her musical toolbox, she stumbled across the idea of making music using a pair of musical gloves.

Inspired by other projects that had followed this path, in 2010 she began to seek out collaborators to work on a musical glove prototype. This began what would later evolve into the diverse team of engineers, artists and designers that now make up MI.MU – specialising in textiles, electronics, sensors, software and, of course, music.

by Tom Mitchell

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