The Haken Continuum – Demo Video

Below is a video demonstrating 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.

Video description: “This is what I call a “SHOW & TELL” video. It’s the kind of video people make when they get a new musical instrument they haven’t the slightest idea how to play and they’re dying to show it off to the world even though it’s only been out of the box for five minutes!

This instrument is called the HAKEN CONTINUUM FINGERBOARD and it’s wonderful. In this video I am playing only one sound (a very “breathy” timbre that is somewhere between a clarinet and a Persian flute), and I am using only one voice (although it is a polyphonic instrument).”



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