MI.MU gestural-performance gloves to go on sale for £2,500


The MI.MU gloves were made famous by artist Imogen Heap, who developed them as a wearable controller for ‘gestural music performance’. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2014 didn’t quite hit its target, but the gloves have since been used by a range of artists – including Ariana Grande in 2015 on her world tour – while the company set up to develop them continued its work on the technology.

Now the redesigned gloves are going on sale: pre-orders from the company’s website kicked off yesterday, ahead of a general sale from the start of July, and planned delivery for August. The gloves have a six-hour battery life, and can be mapped to Ableton Live, Logic Pro and other music software for use in performances. The commercial version will cost £2.5k (around $3.2k).

“So happy that we are finally able to extend the incredible superhuman feeling of having music in our hands out to a wider audience,” said Heap. “We believe the gloves will enable musicians to discover new forms of expression, leading to new ideas, new performances and, ultimately, new forms of music,” added the company’s MD Adam Stark.

Stuart Dredge

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