Imogen Heap: Tiny Desk Concert Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email June 20, 2019 5:00 AM ET
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Don’t see the video above? Click here.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.
Turning The Tables Imogen Heap’s ‘Hide And Seek’ One Of The 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+ 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.
SET LIST Guitar Song Speeding Cars Hide and Seek MUSICIANS Imogen Heap: lead vocals, piano, Mi.Mu gloves; Guy Sigsworth: keys; Steve Jones: guitar; Zoë Keating: cello; Tim Keiper: drums, percussion
CREDITS Producers: Bob Boilen, Colin Marshall; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineers: Josh Rogosin, Natasha Branch; Videographers: Colin Marshall, Nickolai Hammar, Kara Frame; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Photo: NPR
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