What happened in 2017? (music from my side)

So what did I do the last twelve months in the musical world?
Not that much, but still there and we’ll see what come next.

Here is the list of people I met this time (in chronological order):
Jean-Marc Boulier, Andromede, Yves Dupont, Festival 1001 Notes, Richard Galliano

Continue reading “What happened in 2017? (music from my side)”


What happened the last 6 months (2016 part 2)?

So what did I do the last six months in my musical world?
It’s been less extraordinary this time, but there is some music nonetheless.

Here is the list of people I met this time (in chronological order):
Issman COSY Acoustique, Yves Dupont, Asilium Production, Phil Burguière, Andromede, Jean-Marc Boulier

And now, here is the full listing: Continue reading “What happened the last 6 months (2016 part 2)?”

Sauvegarde sur CD

ou ce qu’il est bon de savoir pour stocker sur CD.

Vous mettez peut-être vos données (photos, documents et surtout musique…) sur plusieurs média (CD, disques durs, etc.). Vos données sont plus ou moins importantes en fonction du contenu et tandis que certaines peuvent être perdus sans soucis, d’autres doivent perdurer plus longtemps. Pourriez-vous revoir vos photos, écouter votre musique stockés sur ce support dans 1 an, 5 ans ou même 10 ?

Je vous propose donc un tour d’horizon de la sauvegarde sur CD et les choses à connaître à ce propos. Continue reading “Sauvegarde sur CD”

Débuter avec l’égaliseur paramétrique

D’après (feu) RecordingReview

Traduction autorisée par Brandon Drury de “Getting Started With Parametric EQ”.

Note : parce que les logiciels ou matériels ne sont pas ou rarement traduits, j’emploierai les termes français avec l’équivalent anglais entre parenthèses pour s’y retrouver.
Par exemple, le sujet est l’égaliseur paramétrique (“parametric equalizer” ou “parametric eq” ou plus court “PEQ”). Continue reading “Débuter avec l’égaliseur paramétrique”

Interesting quote about what is music

 ‘Movies are like music, and you have certain human rules to follow in terms of feelings that are difficult to transgress. To be modern just to be modern is nonsense. For me there are strong parameters in music — the height, the timbre, and the rhythm. If you vary these paramaters in any way with just intellectual rules, after a while you lose your andience in terms of emotions. You lose the communication.’

I hate the intellectual attitudes that a lot of contemporary musicians have about sophisticated music systems. You have to enjoy music. Even though the intellect is important, the sensitivity is the main thing. We are still saying the same things in music that people have been saying for millenia.What strikes me most about music, like any form of art, is the continuity of human feeling. I thing that a Chinese man 3,000 or 5,000 years ago was trying to express the same things we are trying to express. The notion of solitude or love, hate or joy or sadness — there is a range of feelings that human people have, and they express them at different times with different tools, in different contexts, but the feelings stay more or less the same. You can’t talk of progress in terms of feelings, juts in terms of technology and the context of society in which you are expressing yourself.

— JM Jarre quoting Stanley Kubrick, in Keyboard US, March 1986