WINONA, Minn. — A. Eric Heukeshoven will present an “informance” at the La Crosse New Music Festival 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Annette Recital Hall at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Heukeshoven, of the Saint Mary’s University Music Department, will combine an improvised performance with a discussion of new tools such as the Roli Seaboard Rise keyboard, Equator synthesizer, and Boss RC-505 Loop Station to demonstrate the wide range of expression this new technology offers to musicians.

Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression–or MPE–is a method of using MIDI which enables multidimensional instruments like the Roli Seaboard Rise to control multiple parameters of every note within MPE-compatible software.

This extraordinary new level of sophistication allows musicians to control pitch, timbre, and other nuances within each note. The working group creating the MPE specifications began at the winter NAMM show in 2015.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Heukeshoven at 507-457-7292 or


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