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.
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.