Corey Bailey wrote: "That said, let's not be overly harsh on the editor of
I agree very much. Much as I disagree with the letter itself, I respect
Yuri's decision to publish it.
On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 4:05 PM Corey Bailey <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi all,
> A followup to Rebecca's post:
> I would suggest a separate heading, column or department for 'Letters To
> The Editor' in the next newsletter. My guess is that there will be a few
> That said, let's not be overly harsh on the editor of the newsletter.
> She's doing her best and is, after all, a volunteer.
> I didn't intend to start a flame war and, so far - so good.
> Let the discussion continue and the ideas flow,
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
> On 7/20/2020 7:13 AM, Rebecca Chandler wrote:
> > Good morning,
> > Thank you all for sharing your thoughts on the most recent Letter to the
> > Editor published in the newsletter. And thank you, Corey, for starting
> > conversation.
> > Some background: The Editor did share the letter with the ARSC board
> > to publication. While I and others on the board do not agree with the
> > contents of the letter, it is important to the integrity of the
> > organization to allow our members to express themselves without
> > We support the decision to publish the letter as an opinion piece in the
> > newsletter. There were no other Letter to the Editor submissions at the
> > time of publication.
> > The Board has made its position known on the issues brought up in the
> > letter through its statement opposing racism and police brutality (
> > http://www.arsc-audio.org/pdf/ARSC_Statement_Opposing_Racism.pdf) and
> > support of the DEI Committee in drafting the Code of Conduct currently
> > under member review. If you are not familiar with these documents, I
> > strongly encourage you to read them (the Code of Conduct draft is only
> > available to members while in the review stage).
> > I am glad to see others sharing their thoughts and views here and I would
> > also encourage you to do so through giving feedback on the Code of
> Conduct (
> > and/or writing your own Letter to the Editor for consideration. You are
> > also welcome to reach out to me directly off-list if you do not feel
> > comfortable sharing your thoughts in a public forum.
> > Thank you,
> > Rebecca Chandler
> > *ARSC President*
> > On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 9:18 AM Gary A. Galo <
> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> It was downright irresponsible for that letter to be published in the
> >> Newsletter, at least by itself. The Editor of the Newsletter should
> >> at the very least, sent that letter to a few other ARSC members, and the
> >> ENTIRE ARSC Board, for peer review, inviting them to offer their own
> >> for publication in the same issue. Publishing that letter by itself
> >> give readers the impression that Kurt's view is a prevailing one at
> >> which is certainly not the case (I believe he speaks for a miniscule
> >> minority in our organization, at least I hope so). I would encourage
> >> members, including members of the Board, to submit letters for
> >> in the next Newsletter, in the interests of offering a more balanced
> >> perspective on this subject, and upholding ARSC's reputation as an
> >> inclusive and welcoming professional organization.
> >> Best,
> >> Gary
> >> Gary Galo
> >> Audio Engineer Emeritus
> >> The Crane School of Music
> >> SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676
> >> "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener."
> >> Arnold Schoenberg
> >> "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed."
> >> Igor Markevitch
> >> "If you design an audio system based on the premise that nothing is
> >> audible,
> >> on that system nothing will be audible."
> >> G. Galo
> >> -----Original Message-----
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> >> Sent: Sunday, July 19, 2020 8:25 PM
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> >> Subject: [EXTERNAL] [ARSCLIST] Comments on the open letter
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> >> Hi All,
> >> In the last newsletter, there was an open letter to the ARSC membership
> >> titled "Letters to the Editor" by Kurt Nauck.
> >> Anyone care to comment on that letter?
> >> ~CB
> >> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
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