News 2020

On February 14th in the chapel of Jujurieux took place the concert of Saint Valent’Ain which allowed us to hear the ensemble Cantoria interpreting Spanish love songs of the Renaissance.

The ensemble Cantoria – © Bertrand Pichène
The ensemble Cantoria – © Bertrand Pichène

The ensemble Cantoria won the Audience Award at the Eeemerging Festival in Ambronay in 2018.

Due to Covid-19, my trip to Taipei to attend TheWebConf 2020 has been cancelled.
Like many colleagues I took part in this conference remotely hoping that there will be no computer viruses at the same time.

Sessions can be attended remotely in real time during the conference for registered persons. They also are available on line.
Here is on YouTube the conference openning ceremony that was held on Wednesday April 22nd at 8:2O AM in Taipei… that is 2:20 AM French time.
Here is also the keynote given by Sir Nigel Shadbolt next morning on the thema Architectures for Autonomy: Towards an Equitable Web of Data in the Age of AI
Finally the closing ceremony and the annoucement of the 2021 edition of the conference.

Our IW3C2 meeting will be held later via video conferencing.

The positive aspect of all this will be a reduction in our carbon footprint. 😉

The festival d’Ambronay 2020 has been able to take place despite the sanitary conditions, but in a very particular context over only three weekends and with a reduced number of seats for each concert.

Most of the concerts were given twice to allow more people to attend.

Musical visits of the Abbey were organized during which it was for example possible to see the chanteurs d’oiseaux (birds singers) accompanied by the ensemble Artifices with Alice Julien-Laferrière on violin and Mathieu Berthaud on flutes.

The bird singers
The bird singers

The singers mimic the songs of birds in the neighbourhood and the birds approach and respond. A musical dialogue takes place between men and birds!

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