Gloves
The world’s most advanced wearable musical instrument, for expressive creation, composition and performance.
  • Limited Pairs Available
  • Delivery August 2019

UNPARALLELED EXPRESSIVE CONTROL

  • Express yourself through gestures using wearable music technology
  • Connect movement to sound in your own way
  • Discover new forms of expression

RESHAPING LIVE PERFORMANCE

  • Better engage your fans with more dynamic and visual performances
  • Get out from behind laptops, keyboards and controllers
  • Join a community of musicians and artists who are transforming how live music is performed
Anatomy of a Glove
  • Flex sensors measure bend of the fingers
  • IMU measures orientation of the wrist
  • Communication over WiFi
  • Combined button and LED
  • Breathable palm designed for the stage
  • Fingerless for use with instruments
  • Change batteries between soundcheck and the show
  • Vibration motor for haptic feedback
MI.MU GLOVES ARE MADE FROM 50% RECYCLED FABRICS
RECYCLED PACKAGING
SUSTAINABLY SOURCED
MANUFACTURED AND ASSEMBLED IN THE UK
GLOVER
FREE WITH ALL GLOVE PURCHASES
  • Dedicated software for composing music using gestures, connecting to third party music software
  • Connect your movements and gestures to MIDI / OSC
  • Presets for Ableton Live and other major software
  • Create projects for your song or a whole show
  • Video tutorials and documentation
  • Requirements MacOS 10.11 or later, music software for generating sound
Watch tutorials
  • Imogen Heap
    Imogen Heap

    Imogen Heap is a technology innovator and award-winning recording artist. Writing and producing 4 albums, Heap has collaborated with recognised musicians including Jeff Beck, Mika and Josh Groban, penned tracks for movies and TV shows and written the entire score for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

    Heap has received numerous awards including winning two Grammy awards and an honorary Doctorate of Technology for her pioneering work on the MI·MU Gloves

  • Dyskinetic
    Dyskinetic

    Dyskinetic is the moniker of artist and musician Kris Halpin. Kris works at the intersection between music, technology and disability. He is one of the first people to use the MI·MU Gloves, and the first to use this cyborg gestural technology as an accessible instrument. Through Dyskinetic, he is also first person to make rock music with them. Dyskinetic explores Kris's love of heavy music; it shares it’s DNA with modern metal.

  • Ariana Grande
    Ariana Grande

    Ariana Grande is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the early adopters of the MI.MU Gloves, joining the first group of 'pioneer' musicians to begin using them in 2014. She went on to use the gloves on her 2015 world tour, taking the gloves to arenas across North America, Europe and beyond.

  • Chagall
    Chagall

    Chagall is an Amsterdam-born electronic music producer, songwriter, singer and performer who has been composing and performing with the MI.MU Gloves since 2015 to control all electronic sounds, vocal effects and visual projections.

    Combining her heartfelt, accessible pop sensibility with bass-heavy, detailed electronic production, the musical impact of the songs and the fluidity of Chagall’s movement and visuals make her shows a unique fusion of music and tech, that stimulate audiences physically & emotionally.

  • PYANOOK
    PYANOOK

    Ralf Schmid´s futuristic piano recital PYANOOK is an expedition into undiscovered terrain. Schmid performs his compositions and improvisations on two grand pianos simultaneously and uses MI.MU gloves to control electronic sound in the flow of piano playing with slight finger and hand movement.

    Ralf Schmid, pianist, composer and sonic explorer has freed himself from the dogma of musical genres – his goal is musical holism.

  • Synthestruct
    Synthestruct

    An interactive and audiovisual experience designer who works with data and sensors to explore ways of expanding our senses and our connection with real and imaginary worlds. She merges aspects of play, science, generative art, and sound design to inspire a curiosity for future possibilities.

    Synthestruct programs both audio and visual elements that respond to her gestures with the MI.MU gloves to orchestrate live immersive experiences.

  • Lula.xyz
    Lula.xyz
    Sub-Saharan Habsesha by way of London, lula.xyz (Lula Mebrahtu) is a creative enigma, who is carving out a career for herself as a multidisciplinary Artist, an approach which has led Lula to garner support and success across multiple fields.

YEARS OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

The MI.MU Gloves are the brainchild of musician Imogen Heap. Since 2010, the MI.MU team and Imogen have worked towards new expressive ways of composing and performing music.

The first glove prototypes were forged in the nurturing space of Imogen Heap’s musical experimentations, and tested on stage in real live performances.

However since 2014 a small group of pioneer musicians have been using early versions of the MI.MU Gloves across the world for a wide range of different artistic projects. These include vocalists, classical pianists, beat boxers, guitarists, artists controlling live visual projections and Ariana Grande on her world tour in 2015.

The MI.MU team has built on these years of experience with real artists to deliver the most advance wearable technology for music, designed by musicians for musicians.

The Team

Adam Stark
MANAGING DIRECTOR
Imogen Heap
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Tom Mitchell
SOFTWARE
Rachel Freire
TEXTILES / ARTISTIC DIRECTION
Seb Madgwick
ELECTRONICS / SENSORS
Chagall van den Berg
UX / USER INTERFACE
Kelly Snook
SYSTEMS ENGINEER / DIY PROGRAMME
Nigel Mphisa
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / GROWTH
Hannah Perner-Wilson
TEXTILES / ELECTRONICS

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