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WATCH: Imogen Heap On Mi.Mu Project
The Quietus , May 2nd, 2014 11:08

Take a look at a video of the electronic artist performing with her digital gloves that turn gesture into sound and win trips to London, New York and Tokyo courtesy of Sennheiser

As we reported last week, Sennheiser are collecting "sound stories", both profiling sonic innovators and asking people to submit their own seven-second snippets (see below for further details).

One of the former is Imogen Heap. Last time we caught up with the electronic artist, she was scoring the soundtrack to the classic surrealist film The Seashell And The Clergyman, as well as contributing to Stuart McLean's The Dark Outside project, blasting music across the Scottish wilds. Since then, she's worked on developing digital gloves, Mi.Mu, that can transform movements into sound. Says Heap: "The gloves are my dream come true, beautiful wearable-tech garments, that allow me to break the barrier between me: the musician, the creative and elements of my chosen computer software instruments, effects or workstation. I can now bring those sounds 'out of the box', gesturally, expressively and wirelessly where I've found other external controllers have failed."

Heap also recently started a Kickstarter campaign to make the gloves widely available; watch a video of her performing with the gloves below:

To add your own sound stories, head to Sennheiser's website. Record a seven-second clip of yourself, which can either fit with one of the existing thematic chains, or start an entirely new one. The person who starts the longest chain - currently the "mobile music chain", with 25 clips of music made using mobile phones - will win one of three trips to London, New York or Tokyo, including a live gig in your hotel room, a meet and greet with a top artist or a visit to a recording studio. The three people whose chains have the highest number of new participants, such as the "hammer on things" and, perhaps not surprisingly, "dancing in public" chains, will win a pair of MOMENTUM headphones, while the three whose videos have the highest scores get a bundle of on-ear headphones and a six month subscription to Spotify Premium. Head to the website to enter.

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