Recent Developments in Violin-related Digital Musical Instruments: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Poepel, Cornelius and Overholt, Dan

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper, some of the more recent developments in musical instruments related to the violin family are described, and analyzed according to several criteria adapted from other publications. While it is impossible to cover all such developments, we have tried to sample a variety of instruments from the last decade or so, with a greater focus on those published in the computer music literature. Experiences in the field of string players focusing on such developments are presented. Conclusions are drawn in which further research into violin-related digital instruments for string players may benefit from the presented criteria as well as the experiences.