The boundaries of creativity and new world interaction using music is starting to belong to those that embrace the future of cyborg musicians. A world where technology melds with biology and provides an interface that you control with movement and physical expression.
Here we show a number of performers, researchers and projects that epitomize the modern field of wearable tech cyborg musicians.
Imogen Heap’s Mi.Mu gloves will “change the way we make music”
For the first time I get to see how somebody else uses the gloves,” Heap told us. “The minute somebody puts their hands in them, they’re starting to think creatively about them. I’m really happy that you’re going to see what they’re up to.
Les Gestes / Gestures
The Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory (IDMIL) in the Music Technology Area of McGill University have been researching next-generation digital musical instruments that defines the future of cyborg musicians through choreographed dancers. Les Gestes resulted in the creation of a new large-scale collaborative work for musicians and dancers incorporating the scientific and technological developments.
The project was based on expertise the team members had developed partly through the Digital Orchestra Project. Utilizing this expertise they identified a number of significant new opportunities for digital musical instrument design.
The Human Harp
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