It’s part of an explosion in experimental alternative music controllers, that’s being fed by sharing via the Internet.
Create Digital Music’s Peter Kirn - who’s long been an advocate of open systems for musicians – notes, “Knowledge on how to build dazzling new interfaces for music is spreading. And because musical performance depends on sharing knowledge and practice, that could have a transformative effect.”
Here’s a video demo of the Mudit in action:
The video is interesting, but doesn’t make it very clear how the Mudit works or how the gestures are translated to music. The Mudit is an open DIY project, though, so if you’re interested you can dig into the details at the project site.