For the last two years, the MI.MU team have been building a strong community around the gloves technology. Our users operate in the fields of music composition and performance, visual arts, music therapy and beyond. Explore their work below.
Kris Halpin and Drake Music
Drake Music breaks down disabling barriers to music through innovative approaches to teaching, learning and making music. Their focus is on nurturing creativity through exploring music and technology in imaginative ways. Putting quality music-making at the heart of everything, they connect disabled and non-disabled people locally, nationally and internationally.
Drake Music wants to ensure that everyone can make music independently, and create spaces and projects where disabled people have complete control.
Lula.xyz. Renaissance Women: Artist, musician, presenter, thinker, MI.MU glover… => A creative Gypsy, Digital Immigrant
Fatih Sahin AKA Blazer
Imagine you meet a guy on a street and, all of a sudden, an orchestra comes out of his mouth.
Starting as a beatboxer at the age of 15, he won a Beatbox Championship in Braunschweig in 2010, participated in major events throughout Europe (gigs, festivals, workshops), collaborating with world famous dancers, DJs, beatboxers and musicians.
Blazer is now focusing on the establishment of the musical revolution called #THEFUTUREISNOW and leading his own label ‘Blazer Music’.
Blazer polished his skills in various genres – hip-hop, drum’n’bass, funk, electro (you name it!) as well as music production, team-building, live performance.
Ariana Grande is an American pop singer and actress whose debut record entered the billboard top 100 at number 1. Her accolades include two American Music Awards, Music Business Association’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year, an MTV Video Music Award, an MTV Europe Music Award and two Grammy Award nominations. Ariana possesses a four-octave and a semitone soprano vocal range and has been using the MI.MU Gloves to manipulate her voice and sing acapella during her recent arena world tour.
Daniel is a London based composer working in film and television. Experimentation and technology play a key role in his work-process. His work has spanned a broad spectrum of genres, including BBC forensic crime drama,Silent Witness, David Attenborough voiced natural history films, and Grierson Award nominated documentaries, as well as entertainment shows from Derren Brown, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and popular consumer shows.
As a musician he has played on the scores of many composers, and as a songwriter he has written for the Stephen Poliakoff productions Friends & Crocodiles, Capturing Mary and Perfect Strangers.
He’s currently working on a few TV projects, including a BBC Series about the origin and evolution of some of our best loved flowers. It’s using some cutting edge filming techniques, and is proving to have some great scope for alien-world sound experimentation.
Valentina Morandini AKA Vanelitne is a singer and experimental musician based in Milan, Italy
Tom Adam Shani is music technologist and web developer. A graduate of the Electronic Production & Design major at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, he has created and collaborated on LED installations, music-responsive Arduino and DMX compositions, iOS & web apps, and countless websites. Tom has worked and performed with innovators such as Dr. Richard Boulanger, David Zicarelli (Cycling ’74), and Tom Zicarelli, as well as at the 2013 International Csound Conference, 2014 Boston A3E Conference, and more.
Annabel Linquist, also known as Holy Magic, is an American artist, entrepreneur, and musician. Annabel specializes creating custom paintings or “Charms” that “neurologically rewire” the brains of her collectors. Her work is “coded to repel ghosts” and is based on research in epigenetics, neuroplasticity, and the occult
Klimchak builds and plays unusual musical instruments, which he uses to compose electro-acoustic music for film, theater, dance and live solo performance. Klimchak has collaborated with a wide range of artists from RuPaul to Marshall Allen of the Sun Ra Orchestra. His composing and performance skills have been used to enhance art forms from the works of Shakespeare to CooksNotes, his performance art cooking show.
Formerly an active duty officer in the US Air Force, Lauren is now studying to be a music therapist in Seattle, WA, USA. She’s particularly interested in how music and storytelling can be used to help the mentally disabled and terminally ill, and intends to research and use the gloves as a tool for self-expression and healing.
Lauren on bandcamp
Dave is a recovering computer engineer who has been focusing on getting a synthetic biology program up and running at familab in central Florida. He also teaches musical instrument building classes, and is working on producing accessible instruments for use by a nearby nonprofit that implements music programs that benefit individuals with neurological impairments.
Long time lover and practitioner of theatre, dance, music, writing and 3D animation. I’m currently exploring avenues of solo performance with interactive images and sound. I live in Sydney with my husband who is a like minded techno geek and soulmate.
Epilogue Media is a creatively driven sound house focusing on music for feature films, television, video games and live concerts. They design bleeding edge solutions for immersive, integrated productions, recently developing a multi-platform system to sync live orchestral performances with multimedia presentations (such as film, projections, and environments). Epilogue Media is driven by an overarching goal to break down the barriers between human creativity and the technology that facilitates it.
Recent credits include: Tomorrowland (film), Assassin’s Creed: Unity (video game), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (film), Star Trek: Into Darkness – Live (concert), Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions (concert), The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses (concert), Almost Human (TV), Lost (TV)
Casey Bushmaker is a hobby musician and programmer in Madison, Wisconsin. He has virtually no web presence or fan base and generally dislikes attention, so naturally he is ecstatic to possess a pair of attention-grabbing, high-fashion gloves designed for live stage performance. His goal is to perform full songs with only the gloves and a microphone, to test their limits as precise improvisational instruments, and to experiment with combining the gloves with other wireless sensors and props to create novel virtual instruments.