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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000270.txt from 2005/04

From: (Ormondtoby Montoya)
Subj: Re: [kl] Test results
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 22:44:52 -0400

Danyel wrote:

> S. Mayer and her ilk, no matter whether they
> play Wurlitzer or Jinbao, cold Buffet or on a
> comb. Mayer might be German and she sure
> plays Oehler, but aesthetically she is
> Wasteland.

First of all, for me, your description of Sabine Mayer labels everything
else in your post as irrelevant to me. She need not be your favorite
performer, but her music does not justify the description you have used

Secondly, this discussion about Dan's experiment has caused some hard

Imo, all of us need to remember that while we may have preferred (as I
would have) an experimental design with fewer variables, the fact
remains that those people who tried to identify nationalities despite
the other variables were unable to do so.

This shows only one thing: that the respondents could not distinguish
nationality regardless of the other variables.

Dan insisted --- quite clearly and directly --- that this was all that
he intended to test. When I asked Dan (see the Klarinet archives) what
he was going to do about differences in sound systems, recording
techniques and so forth, his reply was (not verbatim) "I don't intend to
do anything."

The fact that Dan's particular interest doesn't match mine (or yours or
anyone else's) is worth discussing --- which we have done --- but it
does not justify personal anger or resentment in either direction.

I may disagree with Dan, but then he may disagree with me. Should
either of us harbor a grudge or get nasty about it?


Dan proved one particular statement, and if it wasn't a statement that
interests you, so be it.

If you care enough to do a different experiment yourself, then do so.

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