Imogen Heap, the polymath producer, artist, songwriter, Grammy-winning recording engineer, will be the recipient of the 2018 Inspiration Award at the MPG Awards taking place later this week.
This prestigious award, sponsored by Audio Note, is given to a recording professional who, in the opinion of the MPG Awards board of directors, is responsible for a body of work that has significantly inspired others. Previous recipients have included Chic’s Nile Rodgers, British producer Roni Size, Damon Albarn, as well as engineer/producers Glyn Johns and Sylvia Massy.
Imogen’s many achievements include several internationally successful albums as a solo recording artist and the accolade of being the only female artist to have won a Grammy award for engineering. She's also composed songs and original score for feature films, music for the west-end play ‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ and won a coveted Ivor Novello Award for songwriting.
In recent years she has designed and produced Mi-Mu musical gloves that combine unique gestural vocabulary, motion data-capture systems and user interfaces allowing her to sculpt and manipulate sound on stage as she performs computer-based digital creations.