First off, Imogen Heap. Sparks. One of the best albums of 2014.
For Ms. Heap’s fans, she has been long working on this project to help her be closer with her audience. These musical gloves allow the user to use gestures to create sound or loops of sound.
However, CNN’s title makes it sound like anyone can literally slip on these gloves and become a musician.
Heap’s gloves will not magically turn anyone into an artist. It will not replace knowing musical composition, structure and musical knowledge. Heap and her team have brought a new technology into existence as part of her artistic expression.
Just for Now, off of her album Speak for Yourself shows what she does with her synthesisers live. Me the Machine, off of 2014 Sparks, Imogen can drop the keyboard and 808s and truly be in front of her audience.
Can she bee any more remarkable?
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