Our instrument is an interactive tabletop for playing music in a 3D space

where the upper–body and fingers’ free movements in mid-air

extend the action of the fingers’ physical contacts with a screen.

The goal of this new instrument is to allow electronic music producers to connect

with both the musical material and their audience,

putting forward embodied expressions through natural and expert gestures.

Pablo Altar improvises for the first time with the Embodme prototype V2. MINES ParisTech, Paris - 15/05/2018.

Original composition for Cristal Baschet and the Embodme prototype V1. MINES ParisTech, Paris - 15/05/2018

Mixed and Contemporary Music Performances

A contemporary music composition by Viky Tsekouropoulou was recently written for two Tables and a string quartet. This challenging creation opened new horizons for our instrument in the domain of contemporary and mixed music. The concert premiered at the Thessaloniki Megaron music hall in July 2016 and a second was held in Paris at the festival "Musique aux Mines" in september 2016.

concert embodme thessaloniki

Find us, contact us


MINES ParisTech

60, Boulevard Saint-Michel
75006 Paris, France

Phone : 33 6 78 52 13 75
Email : embodme@gmail.com

Our team


Edgar Hemery

Research & Development

Edgar works in the field of music technology and human-computer interaction, where he has been developing musical interfaces and installations for the past 7 years. Previous experiences, both in the music industry and academic research (University of Edinburgh, IRCAM, Mines ParisTech) has lead him to specialize in the design of musical interactions, based on gesture recognition. He has recently finished his PhD thesis at Mines ParisTech, where he created the first prototypes for Embodme.


Aubrey Clausse

Research & Development

Aubrey has been working as a Control Engineer in several US Tech firms (Vayu, Inc. - Plank Aerosystems) before settling back in France, where he started a PhD in robotics at MINES ParisTech. His experience, his meticulousness allow him to commit on both the software and hardware development parts of Embodme.


Christopher Wilsford

Business Development

Chris is a multidisciplinary enthusiast with successful experiences in academic research and the food & beverage industry. At ease in both business and craft environments with 7 years of professional action, Chris has the knowhow and vision to introduce Embodme to the trade and to make this musical innovation a widely used interface.

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