MI.MU

Music meets movement

Pioneering a new way to compose music

“I wasn’t looking for control; I was looking for freedom”

Imogen Heap’s vision is to create music everywhere, free of the constraints of the computer, of the desk, of hardware.

She wanted the freedom to explore electronic musical layers and textures in the same way we sing.

To compose electronic music organically, using gestures and movement.

She had the software and the concept, but she needed a commercial conduit to create the link between physical gesture-based composition and her mi.mu music software, so everyone could share in the joy of untethered music making.

She needed gloves that would work in harmony with the human body and respond effortlessly to gestures, so she could naturally engage with the computer software and music technology.

Compose
with the body

The flexible, physical way to compose using a fusion of electronics, mechanics and music

To interpret gestures and reform them as music, the gloves needed to flawlessly respond to movement, communicating both ways with the computer software – an amalgamation of refined electronic sensors, visual-feedback lights, haptic feedback, motion detection and mapping.

Designed for performance artists working with music live on stage, the gloves are lightweight and compact with the tech running along the back of the hand and wrist, freeing musicians to play instruments and clap to enhance the electronic-music experience.

In front of an audience, musicians need to know they have complete, seamless control of the hardware, so easy-access wrist-based batteries ensure effective power management.

Wearable
music
technology

Making their name across the music industry

Heading out on tour with Imogen Heap in 2018, the production-ready mi.mu gloves are already casting spells over live audiences.

Adopted by Kris Halpin, Ariana Grande, film composers, performing musicians, visual artists and theatre practitioners, gesture-based composition is the future of electronic music and expressive music creation.

Audiences see and hear the music moving around the stage, and, soon, they could be able to slip on the gloves and master their own compositions.

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We can help you find new opportunities. We run design sprints and idea generation workshops with you and your stakeholders along with our key technical and creative people.

Research

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Research

We can help you with the application of science, design and engineering. We build technical demonstrators and lab test bench devices to test, demonstrate and validate new ways of doing things.

Design

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Design

We can help you develop new products, embedded systems and software. We are a broad and experienced team of designers, engineers, electronic engineers and software developers.

Prototypes

I have an idea but I need a proof of concept prototype that I can test

Prototypes

We can build complex electro-mechanical prototypes, PCBs, test rigs and bespoke devices. All of our prototyping and assembly is done in-house.

Manufacture

I have a design that I need to get made

Manufacture

No problem, we help build entire supply chains for our clients. We can help with all forms of manufacture, inspection, assembly, certification and shipping.

Confidential

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Confidential

No problem, we do it all the time. Get in touch and we will sign your NDA or send you our standard template. We can then discuss your project in confidence.

Or if you’d rather talk in person we can answer any questions

Let’s have a chat

Here are some conversation starters!
Workshops

I need to find new opportunities, explore new technologies and plan product roadmaps

Workshops

We can help you find new opportunities. We run design sprints and idea generation workshops with you and your stakeholders along with our key technical and creative people.

Research

I want to test a new technology or prove a theory

Research

We can help you with the application of science, design and engineering. We build technical demonstrators and lab test bench devices to test, demonstrate and validate new ways of doing things.

Design

I need a design team to bring together a technology product or medical device.

Design

We can help you develop new products, embedded systems and software. We are a broad and experienced team of designers, engineers, electronic engineers and software developers.

Prototypes

I have an idea but I need a proof of concept prototype that I can test

Prototypes

We can build complex electro-mechanical prototypes, PCBs, test rigs and bespoke devices. All of our prototyping and assembly is done in-house.

Manufacture

I have a design that I need to get made

Manufacture

No problem, we help build entire supply chains for our clients. We can help with all forms of manufacture, inspection, assembly, certification and shipping.

Confidential

Will you sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Confidential

No problem, we do it all the time. Get in touch and we will sign your NDA or send you our standard template. We can then discuss your project in confidence.

Or if you’d rather talk in person we can answer any questions

Let’s have a chat

Here are some conversation starters!
Workshops

I need to find new opportunities, explore new technologies and plan product roadmaps

Research

I want to test a new technology or prove a theory

Design

I need a design team to bring together a technology product or medical device.

Prototypes

I have an idea but I need a proof of concept prototype that I can test

Manufacture

I have a design that I need to get made

Confidential

Will you sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Or if you’d rather talk in person we can answer any questions