Heavy Chef hosts Grammy Award-winning international music superstar, Imogen Heap, on stage at Workshop17 on March 13. Imogen Heap will take a short detour off her Mycelia World Tour to explain her passion for data, her new initiative ‘Mycelia’ and its central idea, the Creative Passport - and how the blockchain is irrevocably changing the world of creatives everywhere. Imogen will deliver a keynote speech to a broader community, musicians, artists, media, etc. - focusing on Imogen's own story, her career, her relationship with the music industry and the Mycelia initiative origins and purpose going forward.
About Our Speaker
Imogen Heap is a visionary musician, innovator and creative entrepreneur. Having spent the last decade exploring ground-breaking technology in music, she blurs the boundaries between pure art form and creative entrepreneurship. Imogen is 'the artist's artist.' Heap has penned songs with Mika, Nitin Sawhney, Taylor Swift and Josh Groban among others. She recently arranged, recorded, produced and mixed the music for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child .
Writing and producing 4 solo albums, Heap has developed a large, loyal community of fans following both online and offline in recognised, pioneering ways.
Of the 5 Grammys for which Imogen has been nominated, she has won two - she was the first female Artist ever to receive a Grammy for the best engineered album in 2010 for Ellipse, and she won the second for her contribution to Taylor Swift’s album 1989.
Becoming a mother in 2014, combined with being free of labels and management for the first time in her 20-year career, she released her song Tiny Human, as an experiment for Mycelia: her vision for a sustainable music industry ecosystem.
As a result Tiny Human made history as the first song ever released on the blockchain using smart contract to pay all involved
With a team of technologists and a scientist from NASA, Imogen has funded and developed MI.MU gloves, wireless, gestural wearable technology that combines apparel with cutting- edge electronic sensors to transform movement into music. MI.MU have most recently developed a pair of musical gloves for children - the MIni.MU gloves.
Founded by Imogen Heap, Mycelia is a not-for profit research and development hub for music makers, driven by a growing community of creatives, technologists and industry champions for the love of music. Their mission, through technology, is to create the Creative Passport.