Organizers of ContinuuCon 2019, the fourth annual international Haken Continuum conference, let us know that ‘Early-Bird’ ticket pricing is available through the end of this month.
The event, taking place at UNC Asheville from May 30 through June 1, is intended for anyone who plays, aspires to play, or wants to learn more about the Haken Continuum Fingerboard or the new ContinuuMini.
Full conference tickets available for $175 through the end of April and $250 thereafter. Single-day tickets are also available.
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 UNCA 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. A Saturday night concert will be open to the public.