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Re: Re: Poster for music engraving conference

From: Simon Albrecht
Subject: Re: Re: Poster for music engraving conference
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 21:40:20 +0100

Hi David,

No need to apologize! It's great that you can and want to share that valuable 
I would add that even Gregorian chant is probably too niche, and that Lily’s 
handling of ligatures and other aspects isn't quite on a level that one would 
want to showcase it…
I could provide good examples of typesets of 16th century music, where Lily 
excels with the possibility to enter source code in great fidelity to the 
original and get various styles of modern edition with a few keystrokes – 
unless that is considered too niche as well.
Else I'd nominate Kieren Macmillan, who has some of the best engravings done 
with Lily and can make a great case for Lily as the best tool for the job ;-)

Best, Simon

> On 04.12.2019 - 19:45, David Menéndez Hurtado wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some experience making posters for conferences, so I will share in 
> case anyone is up for stepping up.
> For a conference, you want to focus the poster in one single idea that you 
> want the reader to take home. What drew me to Lilypond was the essay, so that 
> is what I would turn into a poster: 
> It is visual, straightforward, and a good case for Lilypond.
> Once you have grabbed someone's attention, you may include one or two side 
> stories. This must be short and sweet, but feel free to go into technical 
> details. For example, the ability to engrave Gregorian chant, the possibility 
> of arbitrarily expand it with Scheme code, or that you can write the notes in 
> any language (yay! I don't have to spend time thinking what note D is!).
> The poster shouldn't necessarily stand on its own if someone is willing to be 
> there during the poster session to explain and expand. You definitely don't 
> want to put a cheat sheet or a manual because no one is going to learn 
> Lilypond at the poster session, the goal is to make it memorable so they go 
> home and learn it. Snippets are fine, but completeness is not required nor 
> desirable. A personal workflow can be useful on the side, for someone already 
> familiar with Lilypond or convinced of its coolness.
> Re-reading my email I realised I may sound a bit too harsh, so please do not 
> take it badly, it wasn't meant like that. I have been to plenty of 
> conferences with professional scientists, that are supposed to do this for a 
> living, with terrible terrible posters. The result is that people just gloss 
> over, and only the two people that were already interested (and likely knew 
> the project) ever talk about it. Also, in an engineering students recruiting 
> fair, I saw plenty of posters that seemed aimed at investors, so recruiters 
> seem to be bad at this too. There are very few good examples to learn from in 
> the wild.
> I hope this helps.
> /David.
> On Wed, 4 Dec 2019 at 15:10, <address@hidden> wrote:
> Werner:
> > the music engraving conference in Salzburg (January 17.-19.) aims to
> > present as much note engraving programs as possible.  While some
> > companies send representatives (e.g., Dorico, Capella, Finale) – some
> > even with talks – we don't have something similar for LilyPond in the
> > main part of the conference.
> > 
> > Instead, we would like to have a poster (in A0 format) that shows how
> > LilyPond works, together with some showcase results.
> > 
> > Now my question: Are there people who are willing to produce such a
> > poster?  Has anyone already done something similar for other
> > conferences?
> I could do a poster about my workflow and what features it brings me.
> I'd also much like to attend but I cannot afford the travel expenses.
> Regarding lilypond in general I dont know what that kind of poster 
> would contain, the lerning manual in a poster format ?
> Regards,
> /Karl Hammar

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