Announcing ContinuuCon 2018: In Paris At IRCAM

Save The Date – April In Paris Never Sounded Like This!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 7, 2017, Asheville, NC – The first ContinuuCon Haken Continuum Conference was held in Asheville in 2016. It was a great success and was followed by another fantastic event in 2017. Now it’s time to take things to the next level! We are very pleased to announce that ContinuuCon 2018 will take place April 26-28, 2018 in Paris at IRCAM, the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music).

Performers, sound designers, composers and electronic music enthusiasts who attend ContinuuCon explore this uniquely expressive instrument through music, workshops, lectures and more. Dr. Lippold Haken, inventor of the Continuum, and Edmund Eagan, developer of the Continuum’s synthesis engine EaganMatrix, along with many other technologists and performers openly share their knowledge, history and musical talents at this event. Tickets will be available soon.

About IRCAM: [from Wikipedia] In 1970 President Georges Pompidou asked Pierre Boulez to found an institution for research in music. In 1973 the section of the building underneath Place Igor Stravinsky was finished, and IRCAM opened in 1977. From the outset, Boulez was in charge of the institute. The initial administrators included Luciano Berio, Vinko Globokar, Jean-Claude Risset, and Max Mathews. Several concepts for electronic music and audio processing have emerged at IRCAM. John Chowning pioneered work on FM synthesis at IRCAM, and Miller Puckette originally wrote Max (which would become Max/MSP) at IRCAM in the mid-1980s.

SYNTHTOPIA has a great post that handily aggregates the Facebook Live videos of the workshops. Check it out [here]

A Look Back At ContinuuCon 2017…

ContinuuCon on BPR (NPR for Western NC) – Listen [here]

Performances, Lectures & Workshops

Performances by Rob Schwimmer, Wayne Kirby, Benedict Slotte, Ed Eagan, Sally Sparks & More

Continuum Playing Techniques & New Ver 8 Capabilities

Eurorack CV Interfacing & EaganMatrix Effects Design

Physical Modeling & Pitch Shifting

ContinuuCon 2017 is a Wrap!

June 8-10 – UNCA – Asheville, NC

Dozens of Continuum players from around the world descended on the city of Asheville, North Carolina, to participate in the 2nd Continuum Conference held at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, sponsored by the UNCA Music Department.

If you were lucky enough to attend ContinuuCon in 2016 and/or 2017, you’re surely looking forward to the future. As we digest all the audio, video and photos generated at ContinuuCon 2017, let’s take a look back at the 2016 conference…

ContinuuCon 2016 was a Success!

The Haken Continuum Fingerboard, described by many as the most expressive electronic musical instrument ever invented, counts Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack composer A.R. Rahman, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess and arena-packing EDM artist Amon Tobin among its players.

To celebrate this groundbreaking instrument, ContinuuCon, the First Continuum Fingerboard Conference took place on June 9–11, 2016, at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville, NC. With sponsors including the Bob Moog Foundation and modular synthesizer manufacturer Make Noise, the event opened with a Thursday evening reception at the Make Noise factory in West Asheville.

More on the videos page

Lippold Haken In-depth Interview

Darwin Grosse's fantastically deep interview of Lippold Haken, published on Synthtopia [here]

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Artist Profile - Rob Schwimmer

Rob Schwimmer (Polygraph Lounge/ The NY Theremin Society) is a composer-pianist/keyboardist, thereminist, vocalist and Continuum player who has performed and recorded throughout the world. The New York Times praises Rob for his “Virtuosity, magic, and humor.” [more]