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Imogen Heap showcases the “Mi.Mu Gloves” for the song Hide and Seek. Which, through hand gestures, can alter sounds, creative reverb, etc.

Watch Imogen Heap play "Guitar Song", "Speeding Cars" and "Hide and Seek" at the Tiny Desk.

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June 20, 2019 | Bob Boilen -- In the course of a few songs at the Tiny Desk, Imogen Heap took us through her many musical talents. The concert began with her old Frou Frou musical partner, Guy Sigsworth — and their first new song in 17 years — and ended with an extraordinary demonstration and performance of her high-tech musical gloves.

Imogen Heap not only has an enchanting voice but also the talents of a world-class audio engineer. She's completely engrossed in a technology she's helped to develop, one that makes it possible to alter sounds, create loops and compose tunes all with the wave of her glove-wearing hands. The high-tech gloves, now called Mi.Mu Gloves, were first shown at a TEDGlobal conference eight years ago. Her performances, with her sound-altering arm and hand gestures, resemble a summoning of spirits, a far more compelling live experience than what Imogen said used to look like she was standing behind her laptop checking email.

And though there's not been a new Imogen Heap album since 2014, this Tiny Desk Concert includes a reworking of "Hide and Seek," the song that made her a household name, and one she reimagined for the Broadway play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

It's a thoroughly enchanting Tiny Desk Concert.

Guitar Song
Speeding Cars
Hide and Seek

Imogen Heap: lead vocals, piano, Mi.Mu gloves; Guy Sigsworth: keys; Steve Jones: guitar; Zoë Keating: cello; Tim Keiper: drums, percussion

Producers: Bob Boilen, Colin Marshall; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin, Natasha Branch; Videographers: Colin Marshall, Nickolai Hammer, Kara Frame; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Photo: NPR

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