Gloves
The world’s most advanced wearable musical instrument, for expressive creation, composition and performance.
  • Order by June 1st
  • Delivery September 2020

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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 Windows 10; music software for generating sound
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Anatomy of aGlove
  • 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
  • VIBRATION MOTOR FOR HAPTIC FEEDBACK
MI.MU GLOVES ARE MADE FROM 50% RECYCLED FABRICS
RECYCLED PACKAGING
SUSTAINABLY SOURCED
MANUFACTURED AND ASSEMBLED IN THE UK

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

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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
OPERATIONS & GROWTH
Hannah Perner-Wilson
TEXTILES / ELECTRONICS
Kathi Geiger
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

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.

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