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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000132.txt from 1993/12

From: David Richards <BR.DRR@-----.BITNET>
Subj: Darkness (not the absence of light)
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1993 19:54:29 -0500

I always thought that the objective, measurable reality
underlying the adjectives "bright" and "dark" was the
relative intensities of higher harmonics in the sound,
i.e., less intense higher harmonics = "dark"

The double-blind experiment related by Dan Leeson suggests
there may be less objective reality than I thought.

Cary Karp: What WAS the definition of dark oboe sound that
was related to you?

David Richards


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