What is the 'midi flute' and it's function?

Question:

Regarding the Pierre Boulez: “…explosante-fixe…” a work for MIDI flute solo, live electronics, and chamber ensemble. Does anyone know about this ‘midi flute’ and it’s function. Is it some type of electronica or another instrument?”

Answer:

It seems to be a flute combined with a fingering detection system. There is a clearer description here:

http://parsely.tumblr.com/post/25090056078/the-midi-flute-and-cyborg-intelligence

 

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