An interactive stage glove for a one-man orchestra

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Published : 10 June 2013

Ezra, a beatboxer (a performing artist who produces vocal percussion sounds), is working with Organic Orchestra 2.0 to develop an interactive stage glove as part of his residency at Atelier Arts-Sciences. The glove contains numerous microsensors and miniature batteries that let the artist control an entire sound and lighting system using natural hand movements.

This project is being carried out through a multidisciplinary collaboration among CEA (Liten and Leti) researchers, design students at France’s National Academy of Industrial Design (ENSCI), and Jean Strazzeri, Grenoble’s only surviving traditional glove maker. You can watch Ezra perform with his new glove at Rencontres-i on October 4–5, 2013.

Note: A crowdfunding campaign has been launched on


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