Shapers are soft, squeezable instruments, which allow players to mold, transform,
and explore musical material and compositions. Using capacitive sensing
and conductive embroidery to measure the squeezing gesture, Music Shapers
allow children access to high-level musical parameters such as contour,
timbre, density and structure, rarely accessible through traditional musical
instruments or pedagogy except after many years of study and mastery. The
effect is that of "conducting" musical phrases and forms in a
very tactile, visceral and enjoyable way.