The Virtual Bodhran – The Vodhran

Marshall, Mark T. and Rath, Matthias and Moynihan, Breege

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper introduces a subtle interface, which evolved from the design of an alternative gestural controller in the development of a performance interface. The conceptual idea used is based on that of the traditional Bodhran instrument, an Irish frame drum. The design process was user-centered and involved professional Bodhran players and through prototyping and user testing the resulting Vodhran emerged.