HAPPENING AT THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN MUISC, TECHNOLOGY AND DISABILITY.
TAKING MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE ART TO NEW SPACES.
AMPLIFYING DISABLED VOICES.
USING LIVED EXPERIENCE TO HELP ORGS BECOME MORE INCLUSIVE.
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The Tic Tac No is a symbol of rebellion. There are things we accept as right, even when we know they’re wrong. Even when the right path is there in front of us. The Tic Tac No is a reminder to go after the truth.
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Dyskinetic is part one-man band, part contemporary art project, part Disability inclusion strategy.
Led by Disabled artist Kris Halpin, Dyskinetic explores and amplifies the intersection between Music & Disability.
The live show, powered by the amazing MiMu Gloves, has been seen by tens of thousands of people, with shows across the UK and Europe, as well as the US and Japan.
I’m Kris Halpin; Dyskinetic is the name of this strange project I can call a career. A Venn diagram of a one-man-band, a tech experiment, art project and Disability inclusion strategy – I’m in the middle there.
I’m mostly known for playing the MiMu Gloves, a groundbreaking wearable instrument devised by Grammy Award winning musical genius Imogen Heap. With the support of Drake Music I repurposed this wearable tech to create the context for the world’s first Social Model musical instrument; an instrument that learns and shapes around my physical barriers. I can’t shape my hand impairments to play the music I imagine on traditional instruments; but with the gloves, even my impaired, dyskinetic hand movements could be meaningful musical choices.
I’ve taken this work all over the world, performing across Europe, in the US and in Japan. This project has acted as a catalyst for change, amplifying the conversation around music, technology and Disability. Crucially, this conversation has challenged perceptions of what Disabled musicians are capable of.
Working in spaces more aligned with education, science & technology than the music industry, I’ve enjoyed an unlikely but incredibly rewarding career so far. I didn’t come here to challenge stereotypes or push boundaries; I had only the simple ambition to share my songs with the world. Disabling barriers continue to make those traditional routes into the music industry inaccessible to me, but have taken me on a magical side quest of radical musical inclusion.
If you’d like to be part of this conversation, this adventure, please get in touch. Let’s be part of something groundbreaking.
The future is here. The future is accessible.
Check out my new single McCartney IV.
SEE THE MIMU GLOVES IN ACTION IN THE
MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘KOI NO YOKAN’
LISTEN TO DYSKINETIC ON SPOTIFY
Latest Blog Posts
- AI Songwriting: The Medical Model Edition.I asked an AI to write a song about Disability. It’s very medical model. It’s belly is full […]
- Back To (Art) School.So this is kind of a confession. Not a lot of people know this, but I flunked music […]
- Nose Pressed Against The Canvas.I’m trying to purify my relationship with music. It’s been a long road, and there’s some unhealthy stuff […]
- I Was Wrong About The Gloves.In my recent blog post, I spoke about a possible end to my performing with the gloves. It’s […]
- On The Future Of The Gloves + Me.Last week I played my last show of what has been a strange run of gigs for me, […]
The beautiful, magical MiMu Gloves. I started playing them in 2015, in my previous band Winter Of ‘82. You can watch this film about how and why I have them.
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Dyskinetic is owned and lead by Kris Halpin as both an Artistic Work & Social Enterprise. ©2022 Kris Halpin. All Rights Reserved.