ContinuuCon 2023: Palmela, Portugal, May 17-19

Happy to announce and host in my town:

ContinuuCon Electronic Music Conference Scheduled in Portugal

ContinuuCon 2023, the fifth international Haken Continuum Conference, is slated for May 17–19 in Palmela, Portugal. This year’s focus will be on every electronic musical instrument that features the Continuum’s internal sound engine, the EaganMatrix. This includes the new Osmose synthesizer from French manufacturer Expressive E, as well as the Continuum Fingerboard, ContinuuMini, and EaganMatrix Module for Eurorack from Haken Audio. As in previous years, the conference extends opportunities for musicians, sound designers, software developers, and music enthusiasts to explore these uniquely expressive instruments through presentations, performances, and hands-on experience.

ContinuuCon 2023 will begin with an evening reception on May 17, just four days after Superbooth ends in Berlin. Over the next two days, Continuum and Osmose experts and master musicians will present lectures and demos at the Palmela Public Library. For tickets, information, and videos of past events, visit the website continuucon.com.

Over decades of collaboration, University of Illinois professor Dr. Lippold Haken and Canadian film and TV composer Edmund Eagan developed the EaganMatrix and the Continuum family of instruments. Both men will be on hand throughout the event, along with their counterparts from Expressive E and other authorities, to share their technical knowledge and musical expertise.

Previous Continuum conferences have been held at IRCAM in Paris and in Asheville, North Carolina. Haken 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 The Who’s Pete Townshend, who said, “I absolutely adore it. The Continuum is already inspiring me to new ideas.”

About Haken Audio’s Instruments

The Continuum Fingerboard is a polyphonic electronic instrument that offers continuous multidimensional performance control by responding to each finger independently. The ContinuuMini is a smaller, more affordable duotactic model based on the same technology. Inside is the EaganMatrix, a user-programmable digital modular synthesizer taking full advantage of the supple playing surface’s myriad performance possibilities.

About Palmela, Portugal

About 25 miles from Lisbon, the city of Palmela features art, nature, heritage, gastronomy, award-winning wines, arts and crafts, and nearby, the beautiful beaches of the Arrábida, making it an excellent location for ContinuuCon. With the support of the Palmela City Council, Passos e Compassos is pleased to host ContinuuCon 2023.

More info/ tickets

www.ContinuuCon.com

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ContinuuCon Issues a Call for Presentations

ContinuuCon 2023, the fifth international Haken Audio Continuum conference, will take place on May 17–19 in Palmela, Portugal. The conference’s organizers are issuing a Call for Presentations to anyone interested in presenting a program, staging a workshop, or giving a demonstration directly related to the Haken Continuum Fingerboard, Haken ContinuuMini, EaganMatrix Module for Eurorack, or Expressive E Osmose synthesizer.

Scheduled presenters so far this year include Lippold Haken, inventor of the Continuum Fingerboard and ContinuuMini, Edmund Eagan, developer of the onboard synthesis engine the EaganMatrix, and Guillaume Bonneau, Expressive E’s principal sound designer. Christophe Dusquesne of Haken Audio and La Voix du Luthier, multi-instrumentalist Rob Schwimmer, Finnish composer Benedict Slotte, and University of Wisconsin professor Daniel Grabois will also be presenting.

If you have an interesting idea for a presentation, please submit an informal proposal to continuucon2023@passosecompassos.pt as soon as you can. Presentations should be 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length. Although we have not set a fixed deadline for applications, time and space are limited, and we can no longer accept applications once the available slots have been assigned. You will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted at that time.

Submitting a proposal will give you the opportunity to share your ideas, experiences, and insights with conference attendees. Being selected will promote your status in the musical community and contribute to the advancement of EaganMatrix-based instruments. The organizers will judge your proposal based on the relevance, quality, and focus of your material, and whether your presentation is educational or practical in nature. Please note that sales presentations will not be accepted.

Tickets are now on sale at continuucon.com. Ticketh olders may attend an opening night reception, two days of conference proceedings, a celebratory dinner, and a Friday night concert. A ticket for the entire event will cost €250, and +1 tickets (which exclude the conference proceedings) are available for €150.