Music

Easier Lilypond coding with Context

Submitted by Frederic Marand on Sun, 2007-09-23 17:39

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.

Servon recording

Submitted by Frederic Marand on Mon, 2007-04-09 20:28

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:

Servon concert flyer Frederic Marand Sat, 2007-03-31 09:34

Flyer for Moma Poka live in Servon 2007-04-06

See the → driving directions.

As usual, there will be several bands playing. The concert is set up by french charity Portes Ouvertes. This nonprofit exists to help people with social difficulties by providing them with a way to meet others through art events, graphical or musical.

Tania Maria live Frederic Marand Sun, 2007-02-04 22:10

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.

What ? Me ? A stage photo ? Frederic Marand Tue, 2005-05-31 21:38

OK, then here is a pair of them : Moma Poka at the 7even festival, 2005.

FGM sur scène à Bondoufle FGM sur scène à Bondoufle, pendant 'La mère à boire'