A few months ago, I discovered the Lilypond music typesetting system, and thought I had stumbled upon some sort of holy grail: here was an open source system which, at last, allowed me to write music much like program code, and did not jump me through the hoops of a UI in order to create scores and the MIDI files representing them.
"Immeubles en fête" is a yearly block party held everywhere in France.
Come and hear us at the Villebon event, on 2007-05-29 19:00 to 22:00 !
Although technical problems (batteries !) prevented a full recording of the concert, the middle section is now available to group members.
Regrettably, until licensing terms are cleared up, these recordings cannot be made public.
In the meantime, here are a couple of shots from musicians playing in the other bands that night:
I've just learned that we're going to do our first gig this year sooner
than on previous years: it is scheduled for 06 April 2007, 21h00,
mid-April, but I don't know where yet at:
rue des Roses
See map with driving directions.
Following JP's suggestion, the whole band went to see Tania Maria in Palaiseau yesterday.
Now, I had heard lots of praise about her in the late 80s, notably from Isabelle, who used to sing and play drums in one of my former bands, but I had not been enthused by what I had heard, so I went to the concert ready to be disappointed : after all, I've never liked latin music *that* much.
The stage layout brought the first surprise : instead of the traditional band we had expected to see, based on her previous work, were just a grand piano and a mammoth percussion set. The concert itself was indeed a revelation, although not really about Tania Maria herself.
Sometimes musicians do create themselves from art. Here is my account of one of these brief privileged moments with a oboe-toting lady.
Not as good as vintage stringed instruments, but still...