About MiMU Gloves

MiMU Gloves are a wearable motion-based musical instrument and controller. As a new and evolving technology, there is massive scope for innovation in how the gloves can be used, and we’re excited to see how resident artists take their gloves in new directions during their residencies.

A MiMU Glove on a model's hand. The glove is black and fingerless. It's made of a lightweight stretch material with a thicker neoprene section and a small box sits on the wrist. On this box, LEDs glow green and white.
A MiMU Glove on a model's hand. The glove is black and fingerless. It's made of a lightweight stretch material with a thicker neoprene section and a small box sits on the wrist. On this box, LEDs glow green and white.

The gloves uses a range of sensors to translate gestures and motions into digital signals, meaning simple movements can lead to complex musical compositions, or can control various kinds of software or hardware.

MiMU Gloves are the brainchild of musician Imogen Heap. Since 2010, the MiMU 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 live performances.

Since 2014 a small group of musicians have been using early versions of the MiMU 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.

We can't wait to witness how the gloves' story continues to develop through Remote-CRTL resident artists' experiments and explorations.