development of an individual adapted SensorGlove, 2001 - 2015

artist in residence at STEIM, Amsterdam

As "artist in residence" in the STEIM "Studio for Electroinstrumental Music", Amsterdam, she developed an interactive SensorLab based cyberglove to enable her to control articulations of voice, sounds and space in real time via gesture and movement. She is used to play with her left hand the near field sensitivity of the microphone to articulate the character of her amplified voice.

Following the natural movements of her right hand and arm during a performance as a vocalist she has developed an instrument at STEIM Amsterdam, that allows her to use physical gestures to sculpt live and prerecorded sounds in space. Her interest focuses on the natural energy flow of the movements to produce a feeling of touching sounds.

This approach also enlarges her ability to open herself to the near field sound around her body and to the possibilities of shaping sounds with hands and feet. f.e. voice sphere.

Frank Baldé, STEIM Amsterdam, development of SensorLab Program
Jorgen Brinkman, STEIM Amsterdam, development and construction of the SensorGlove's hardware
Daniel Repond, Bern, programming and ongoing implementation of mapping strategies

Sensorglove 2020 Making of

Development of SensorGlove, 2016 - 2020

Sensorglove 2016 - 2020

Since with the years the possible amount of processed data could be realized on smaller and smaller chips, it was possible to realize the former STEIM SensorLab application on one small Arduino chip.
In 2016 the live electronic equipment has been completely new built from the bottom by Berne based Electro engineer Andreas Litmanowitsch and Arduino Programmer Stephan Rothe.

Franziska Baumann