Imogen Heap Starts Kickstarter for Music-Making Gloves

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By Kevin Rutherford

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.”

Read more at Radio.com

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