London-based SoundLab, the digital music making initiative from creative arts company and charity Heart n Soul, has rolled out its first collaboration featuring Heart n Soul artist Dean Rodney and band Ravioli Me Away. Together with Ableton and mi.mu gloves, the artists have created the Dean TV Girls concept song using movements of the human body.
For the project, Ableton trained Dean Rodney and Ravioli Me Away to use its Push music-creation hardware, while the artists also teamed up with musician Kris Halpin for a demo of mi.mu wearables for performance and composition.
Together, [Dean Rodney and Ravioli Me Away] have embraced the technology opportunities of Ableton & mi.mu and explored their creative potential in new and dynamic ways,” says Mark Williams, artistic director and chief executive of Heart n Soul “It’s a great step forward for the SoundLab project and supports our ethos of finding new and innovative ways of ensuring music making is accessible to everyone.”
SoundLab, whose roots go back to a multimedia digital arts project at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, aims to bring artists and music-making software and hardware companies together to share new music-tech developments, and ways of making music with a wider audience.