The gloves changing the electronic music scene

  • Monday 29, April 2019 02:59 PM
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: A British start-up is changing the way some musicians play and create electronic music through developing sensor-embedded gloves, the brainchild of Grammy Award-winning artist Imogen Heap.
British music tech start-up MI.MU has launched a redesigned version of their MI.MU Gloves, changing the way musicians play and create electronic music.

Sensors in the gloves measure movement in the hand, from the tiniest bend of a finger to the orientation of the wrist, freeing up electronic music artists from what the company calls the tyranny of knobs and sliders.

"Fundamentally what we're trying to do is to change the way that people make music," Adam Stark, Managing Director of MI.MU said.

The brainchild of Grammy Award-winning artist Imogen Heap, the latest version of the gloves are designed to be more user friendly and affordable, the company said.

Performing with the gloves at the launch, Dutch electronic musician Chagall van den Berg, said the gloves change an artist's relationship with their own music.

The new gloves cost $3,200 per pair.