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For fans of expressive performance-focused MIDI instruments, the unique ContinuuCon event returns to Asheville North Carolina for 2017 showcasing the latest in multi-dimensional electronic instruments, workshops, and live performances. The ideal event for those wanting to learn more about both the groundbreaking Haken Continuum instrument, as well as other next-gen music gear in a warm, informal setting. ContinuuCon 2017 will take place June 8-10 – UNCA – Asheville, N.C.

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.

ContinuuCon Returns to N.C. for 2017As 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.

Promo video via YouTube:

About the Haken Continuum:
Designed by Dr. Lippold Haken and manufactured by Haken Audio, the Continuum Fingerboard is a musical instrument that allows unprecedented realtime performance control. With a greater pitch range than a traditional 88 note Midi keyboard, the Continuum offers realtime continuous control in three dimensions for every finger that is placed on the playing surface.

Included internally is a custom designed user programmable synthesizer, specifically programmed to take advantage of the subtle and dramatic expressive musical possibilities of the Continuum. The Continuum is available in full-size (nearly 8 octaves) and half-size (nearly 4 octaves) versions.

About ContinuuCon:
ContinuuCon 2016 took place June 9-11, 2016 in Asheville, N.C. It was the first ever Haken Continuum conference. The event celebrated this uniquely expressive musical instrument with concerts, workshops, lectures and more.

Learn more or order tickets: http://www.continuucon.com/

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Copr. 2017 Christopher Simmons / MuseWire.com – photo and text partially sourced from the official ContinuuCon.com website.