Smart Garments for Opera

ICCMR is championing the development of smart garments for musical performance and opera through innovative fashion design with e-textiles and new materials. We are developing garments that are able to capture expression of movement in performance and use this information to control music system, lighting and stage design components. We are experimenting with performances involving people wearing intelligent garments outfitted with sensors integrated into the fabric and AI technology that renders movement into sounds. The garments become intelligent interactive musical systems. These garments can be built with enhanced technological capabilities that function as an extension of the body as a musical instrument.