This looks like a cool event. Details here:
Preparations for the First Continuum Fingerboard Conference in Asheville are well underway. Anyone who purchases a ticket before May 1 is entitled to a substantial discount, with tickets priced at $99 during the month of April and $150 thereafter. If you have a student I.D., you’re entitled to the discounted price until tickets are sold out. Tickets and more information are available on the Web at continuucon.com.
ContinuuCon will take place at The Altamont Theatre in Asheville, North Carolina, on June 9–11, 2016, to celebrate the Haken Continuum Fingerboard, a groundbreaking electronic musical instrument. The event will include two days of talks, workshops, and performances, with participants visiting Asheville from as far away as India and France.
Among the presenters and performers are Dr. Lippold Haken, the Continuum’s designer; Ed Eagan, developer of the Continuum’s synthesis engine EaganMatrix; Bollywood composer Pallav Pandya; Michelle Moog-Koussa, director of the Bob Moog Foundation; world-renowned multi-instrumentalist Rob Schwimmer; modular synth maker Tony Rolando of Make Noise; software developer Christophe Duquesne; and Dr. Wayne Kirby, music department chair at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. Topics will include the Continuum’s history and construction, playing and programming techniques, interfacing with hardware and software, alternate tuning systems, and a lot more. A Friday night concert will be open to the public.
About the Haken Continuum
Manufactured by Haken Audio, the Continuum Fingerboard is a musical instrument that allows unprecedented real-time performance control. With a greater pitch range than a traditional 88-note MIDI keyboard, the Continuum offers continuous multidimensional performance control for every finger on the playing surface. Inside the instrument is a custom-designed, user-programmable, digital modular synthesizer specifically designed to take advantage of the Continuum’s subtle and dramatic expressive musical capabilities.