June 8-10 – UNCA – Asheville, NC
Last June, dozens of Continuum players from around the world descended on the city of Asheville, North Carolina, to participate in the very first Continuum Conference. Today ContinuuCon announces its second major event, to be held at the University of North Carolina at Asheville beginning on June 8 and ending with a public concert on June 10, 2017, sponsored by the UNCA Music Department.
As they did last year, performers, composers, sound designers, music students, educators, and enthusiasts from near and far will explore the Continuum through workshops, lectures, performances, and demonstrations. Headlining the conference will be University of Illinois professor Lippold Haken, who designed the Continuum, and composer Edmund Eagan, who co-developed the Continuum’s internal sound engine with Dr. Haken.
If you were lucky enough to attend ContinuuCon in 2016, you’re possibly already making plans to participate next year. But if you missed it, now you have a second chance.
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.
Performers, sound designers, composers and electronic music enthusiasts who attended ContinuuCon explored this uniquely expressive instrument through concerts, workshops, lectures and more. Dr. Lippold Haken, inventor of the Continuum, and Edmund Eagan, developer of the Continuum’s synthesis engine EaganMatrix, were among those sharing their knowledge and musical talents. Thanks go to our sponsors and all who helped with the innumerable tasks necessary to make ContinuuCon a reality. It was the most inspiring weekend of music and technology many of us have ever experienced.
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…and if you’ve never been to Asheville, here’s a quick tour