So this is pretty neat. I met up with the lovely Robin Valk last week to talk about Mi.Mu Gloves for bios blog, Radio To Go.
Robin was supporting my music when nobody was listening. He created the Pilot Project, and championed Hand At Emotion to be included in that. He was the first person in radio to play my stuff, on Birmingham’s Rhubarb Radio.
One thing I’m very glad of with this interview; Robin really gets this project. I’ve seen some rubbish headlines about the gloves; ‘IMOGEN HEAP’S MAGICAL GLOVES TURN ANYONE INTO A TALENTED MUSICIAN’ being a particularly crappy example. These articles, while getting the word out, are misrepresenting and misunderstanding the technology. No matter how beautiful and brilliant they are, it still takes vision and talent to create something meaningful with the gloves. Robin gets this, and I’m glad he saw past the hype.
You can read the article here.