Saturday Synth Porn: Imogen Heap demos her awesome (x-IMU-based) musical gloves, on Dara O Briain’s Science Club on BBC2, Dec 31, 2012.
Heap’s concept for the gloves was that they would “take on the personality of a musical companion, not trying to do take the place of what a keyboard or computer is good for but finding and celebrating those things that the gloves do better: expressive and immediate control of sounds recording and played through gesture.”
Imogen Heap’s Musical Gloves
The system is made up of three parts: The Gloves, armbands and a harness.
The harness holds all the wireless audio and bluetooth gear to ‘speak’ to Imogen’s setup off stage. The wires from her gloves are threaded through some ‘crin’ tubing and ‘armbands’ to stop them from dangling and up into the harness.
Details are available at Heap’s site.
The video also includes an edited performance by Heap of her track Me The Machine. A longer performance is on BBC i-player.