The Hyperinstruments (also known as the Opera of the Future) Group explores concept and techniques to help advance the future of musical composition, performance, learning, and expression. Through the design of new interfaces for both professional virtuosi and amateur music-lovers; the development of new techniques for interpreting and mapping expressive gesture; and the application of these technologies to innovative compositions and experiences; we seek to enhance music as a performance art, and to develop its transformative power as a counterpoint to our everyday lives.