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Imogen Heap - The Intersection Of Music And Tech | Podcast

Imogen Heap wearing a MiMU Glove.Imogen Heap wearing a MiMU Glove.

Imogen Heap chats to Caro C about her music tech projects, including MiMU Gloves, Glover Software, interacting through VR, plus The Creative Passport Project for tracking music usage and royalties.

Show Notes


00:00 - Introduction
01:24 - The Round House
04:25 - Software
05:33 - Izotope, Antares & The Box Of Tricks
07:05 - The MiMU Gloves and Glover
15:05 - Tech For Live Performance
19:39 - VR & Immersive Audio
21:44 - The Listening Chair
26:24 - The Creative Passport Project

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Imogen Heap - Biog

Self-produced British composer and recording artist for over 20 years, Imogen Heap has released five solo albums, another as one half of Frou Frou and collaborated with countless and varied artists including Taylor Swift, Nitin Sawhney, Deadmau5, Jeff Beck and Jon Hopkins. Her compositions and songs pop up in blockbuster and indie films as well as countless TV shows, are featured in underground rap and dance music, and are covered by the likes of Ariana Grande.

As composer and arranger for one of the biggest hits in theatrical history, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Imogen won the 'Drama Desk Outstanding Music In A Play' award. As a sought-after speaker and performer, Heap hosted 2020’s Grammys Premiere Ceremony. Her collaborative and multi-dimensional workflow attracts companies for commissioned works, leading to songs such as 'Tiny Human', the first song to distribute payments via a Smart Contract, and 'The Happy Song', a highly successful song for children in their early years.

Imogen Heap is recognised as an artist's artist, and has won two Grammys and an Ivor Novello award. In recognition of her pioneering work at the intersection of music and technology, Heap has a hat-trick of three honorary doctorates for the gestural music-ware 'MiMU Gloves' system and recently for ’The Creative Passport’, an integrated digital ID solution, empowering music-makers to be the change toward a fair and flourishing music ecosystem.

Music Credits

  • Last Night Of An Empire
  • Me And The Machine
  • Tiny Human

Interviewer: Caro C - Biog

Caro C with headphonesCaro CPhoto: Shirlaine ForrestCaro C is an artist, engineer and teacher, specialising in electronic music. She started making music thanks to being laid up whilst living in a double-decker bus and listening to Warp Records in the late 1990s. This "sonic enchantress" (BBC Radio 3) has now played in most of the cultural hotspots of her current home town of Manchester, UK. Caro is also the instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day.
Twitter: @carocsound
Instagram: @carocsound

Delia Derbyshire Day Charity:

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