ContinuuCon Electronic Music Conference
May 30 - June 1
ContinuuCon 2019, the fourth annual international Haken Continuum conference, will place at UNC Asheville from May 30 through June 1. The participating electronic musicians will perform in a concert, free and open to everyone on Saturday evening, June 1 in Lipinsky Auditorium on campus. Look for more details closer to the event date.
The conference will appeal to musicians interested in the Haken Continuum Fingerboard or the new ContinuuMini. Purchasing a ticket before May 1 entitles you to a substantial discount, with full conference tickets priced at $175 during the month of April and $250 during May. Separate tickets are also available to anyone who can attend for only one day. For tickets, videos, and more information, please visit continuucon.com.
Scheduled presenters this year include University of Illinois Professor Lippold Haken and Canadian composer Edmund Eagan, who co-developed the Continuum Fingerboard, the ContinuuMini, and their onboard sound engine, the EaganMatrix; Roger Linn, who designed the world’s first digital drum machine (the LM-1 Drum Computer), the Akai MPC60 music production controller, the AdrenaLinn multi-effects processor, and the LinnStrument multidimensional performance controller; and John Worthington, who designed the Jambé electronic percussion instrument and led the team that developed Apple QuickTime. Additional speakers and performers include software developers and inventors Christophe Duquesne, Jesse Chapel, Keith Handy, and Randy George, as well as multi-instrumentalists Rob Schwimmer and UNC Asheville Professor Wayne Kirby. Topics will include EaganMatrix programming techniques, duplicating acoustic instrument performance gestures, alternate playing interfaces, expressive percussion techniques, upcoming improvements to the Continuum and ContinuuMini, and more.