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ContinuuCon :: 2016

Published on Jun 18, 2016 ContinuuCon

This is a playlist of ContinuuCon 2016 videos starting with the teaser video. The full playlist follows the description below. Note Tony Rolando of Make Noise's video went up previously here. You can skip any video using the video controls at the bottom of the player.

"ContinuuCon, the First Continuum Fingerboard Conference took place June 9–11, 2016, at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville, NC.

Performers, sound designers, composers and electronic music enthusiasts who attended ContinuuCon explored this uniquely expressive instrument through concerts, workshops, lectures and more. Dr. Lippold Haken, inventor of the Continuum, and Edmund Eagan, developer of the Continuum’s synthesis engine EaganMatrix, were among those sharing their knowledge and musical talents.

With sponsors including the Bob Moog Foundation and modular synthesizer manufacturer Make Noise, the event opened with a reception at the Make Noise factory and included an evening concert, and a dinner (with multiple jam sessions) at Streamside.

Cameras: Geary Yelton, Chris Stack, John Schwenk
Editing: Chris Stack
ContinuuConcert Visuals: Greg Waltzer

Special thanks to: The Bob Moog Foundation, Make Noise, Hong Waltzer, Lora Tannenholz, The Altamont Theater and all the ContinuuCon attendees and guests.

Learn more at and"


1. ContinuuCon Teaser Video

2. ContinuuCon :: 2016

3. ContinuuCon Quick Take :: Pallav Pandya

4. ContinuuCon :: Continuum History with Lippold Haken - "History and Deconstruction - Dr. Lippold Haken :: A chronological look at the development of the Continuum, from the first design goals to the current state of the art. Including design philosophies and the evolution that has occurred due to exposure to performers and new synthesis techniques."

5. ContinuuCon :: Continuous Pitch-Space Instruments with Dr. Tom Rhea - "A journey through time with the Hellertion, theremin, ondes Martenot, Trautonium, Moog Ribbon, Moog Trazor, and of course now, the Haken Continuum.

Dr. Tom Rhea pioneered introduction of synthesizers internationally as a Moog synthesizer clinician, functional design consultant, artist relations specialist, documentation writer, and marketing executive. Publications include articles and reviews in Computer Music Journal and many owner's manuals, e.g. the Minimoog Owner's Manual.

A noted lecturer on the history of electronic musical instruments, his Ph.D. dissertation on the topic is cited in The New Harvard Dictionary of Music, and in multiple entries in The New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, and now The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, Second Edition.

Conceived and oversaw development of, and wrote the first music for OxyLights, the world's largest permanent music and light installation, as recognized in The Guinness Book of World Records. Artist in Residence at the IEA (Institute for Electronic Arts) 2000-2001 at Alfred University, NY to explore use of DVD technology for presentation of film clips with focus on electronics in the soundtrack.

Cameras: Geary Yelton, Chris Stack
Editing: Chris Stack
Audio: John Schwenk"

6. ContinuuCon :: EaganMatrix pt1 with Ed Eagan - "Design philosophy, the reason for it’s existence, inspirations, why a matrix, what is a matrix, module by module descriptions, simple and complex patching examples, the reasons behind the percular formula construction, integration with MIDI and Max MSP."

7. ContinuuCon :: Tony Rolando on East Coast/West Coast Synthesis - "Make Noise founder Tony Rolando fills us in on the historical differences and similarities in the development of synthesis and electronic music on the East and West coasts. He also includes a demo of Make Noise's new 0-Coast synthesizer module."

8. ContunuuCon :: Continuum Playing Techniques pt1 - "Ed Eagan, Sally Sparks and Rob Schwimmer in a panel discussion and open forum about Continuum playing techniques, and how each has developed their own personal style. Learn more at"

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