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Re: High-level users?

From: Tim Roberts
Subject: Re: High-level users?
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:02:44 -0700
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Urs Liska wrote:
> Am 23.09.2011 01:53, schrieb Tim Roberts:
>> From a publishing perspective, that's impressive on a nearly magical
>> scale.  As a musician, please forgive my parochial and archaic attitude,
>> but that's nuts.
> Did you take the time to explore the pieces?
> I don't think one is able to make such a judgement prima vista.

I did -- I actually read every page.  As a clarinetist, I even attempted
to visualize some of the techniques, although I didn't break out my
> I don't think the Japanese are nuts, only because I can't read their 
> language.

I'm not sure that's a fair analogy.  I can certainly "read the
language".  I think we can all admit -- without malice -- that piece is
a bit far from the musical mainstream.  However, I can certainly imagine
a college group spending a good semester working up a performance.  The
nuances here would make for endlessly entertaining debates.

Perhaps it was a mistake to toss off a clever colloquialism as a
newcomer, before I've had a chance to establish a persona.  I did
express my admiration for the technique.

> And even if I'd think it, I wouldn't make such a bold statement in a 
> psychologically fragile place like a mailing list.

Psychologically fragile people do not usually survive for very long in a
mailing list.  The lack of visual cues makes it too easy to take
comments personally, even when not meant as such.  You either learn not
to do so, or you get mad and leave.

Tim Roberts, address@hidden
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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