The MiMU Gloves are the brainchild of musician Imogen Heap. Since 2010, the MiMU 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 MiMU 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 MiMU 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.
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 MiMU Gloves
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 MiMU 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 is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the early adopters of the MiMU 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 is an Amsterdam-born electronic music producer, songwriter, singer and performer who has been composing and performing with the MiMU 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.
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 MiMU 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.
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 MiMU gloves to orchestrate live immersive experiences.