2020 ContinuuCon Coming To Portugal April 27 – 29, 2020

ContinuuCon 2020, the fifth annual international Haken Continuum Conference, will take place on April 27–29 in Palmela, Portugal.

The event – being held a few days after Ableton Loop & Superbooth, will offer an opportunity for sound designers, software developers, and electronic musicians to explore the Continuum Fingerboard, ContinuuMini & the Eagan Matrix synthesizer, through performances, workshops, lectures and more.

This year, Expressive E will also be presenting their Osmose expressive keyboard synthesizer, which incorporates the Eagan Matrix synth engine.

The Haken Continuum is recognized by many as the world’s most uniquely expressive electronic musical instrument.

University of Illinois professor Dr. Lippold Haken and Canadian film and TV composer Edmund Eagan developed the Continuum, the ContinuuMini, and their internal sound engine, the Eagan Matrix, over decades of collaboration. Both men will be on hand throughout the event and will be joined by numerous other authorities to share their knowledge and musical expertise.

On April 27, (the day after Ableton Loop, and just two days after Superbooth ends in Berlin), the conference will begin with a reception for attendees, followed by a public concert at the Theatre S.Joao in Palmela. For the next two days, Continuum experts and master musicians will give presentations and demos at the Palmela Public Library.

Previous Continuum Conferences have been held at IRCAM in Paris, France, and at the University of North Carolina in Asheville, NC. Continuum players include Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi, Brazilian electro-acoustic musician Amon Tobin, film composer A.R. Rahman, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, and Pete Townshend of The Who.

Palmela, about 25 miles from Lisbon, is known for its art, nature, heritage, gastronomy, wines, arts and crafts, and the nearby beaches of the Arrábida. With the support of the Palmela City Council, Passos e Compassos is pleased to host ContinuuCon 2020.


Early-bird tickets to ContinuuCon are available now for €120. For more information, and videos of past events, visit us on the web at ContinuuCon.com.

7 thoughts on “2020 ContinuuCon Coming To Portugal April 27 – 29, 2020

  1. Sadly I don’t live in Portugal anymore.
    Sounds like a very interesting event and as far as I recall, Palmela regional wines are great! A win-win I would say.

  2. Great and amazing that they have new products To show again this year. The family is really growing. Curious to see what artistry thIs more accessible Osmose will attract.

  3. Back in Europe ! Continuum and Osmose together ! And spend some holidays in Lisbon for a long May 1st weekend just after ! Can’t wait !!!

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