Sormina – a New Virtual and Tangible Instrument

Räisänen, Juhani

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes the Sormina, a new virtual and tangibleinstrument, which has its origins in both virtual technology andthe heritage of traditional instrument design. The motivationbehind the project is presented, as well as hardware andsoftware design. Insights gained through collaboration withacoustic musicians are presented, as well as comparison tohistorical instrument design.