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We're pleased to welcome accessibility instrument builders Human Instruments presenting their new project, Haptic Baton, a conductors baton that communicates to visually impaired players. The baton captures the speed, angle, attack and sway of the conductor’s hand in real time and beams it directly to all players wearing receiver bands. They feel the expression and timing of the conductor - just as if they were seeing the baton itself.

In the event, founder Vahakn Matossian will give a presentation on the Baton and other projects from Human Instruments.

Watch the BBC Stories documentary on our newest project with The Paraorchestra and Friends and Korean marimba virtuouso Kyungho Jeon.


Human Instruments is an organisation which researches, designs and develops high quality musical instruments for people with physical disabilities, creating opportunity by designing and building beautifully crafted musical devices to rival traditional orchestral instruments.

Doors for this event will open at 18:30. The talk will begin at 19:00 with time for Q&A afterwards. Drinks will be available from the bar next to the entrance to the New Wing of Somerset House.

The venue is located on the ground floor of Somerset House and is fully wheelchair accessible with an accessible toilet. If you have any access requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.

For any questions please email info@stagingmhs.local.


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