EU Tells Orchestras to Quiet Down

Sep 11th, 2007, 12:40 AM
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I play in a number of community musical groups. You don't wear earplugs while tuning, and tuning isn't so loud as to be of concern. You just put them in when there's a passage coming up that puts you at risk. But even if you did tune with them, you would still hear the proper pitch. Ear plugs made for musicians do not eliminate sound or alter pitch, they just make it quieter.

That said, mine stay in my bag, along with my bug spray and those gloves with the fingers cut off, to be used in case I ever need them.
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Sep 11th, 2007, 12:58 AM
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I only posted that link because it gives a brief description of the directive and is published on the EU website (as far as I know, that is pretty close to the horse's mouth). If anyone wants the details, they can read the directive itself.
I haven't read it myself, and certainly don't know whether it will make things difficult for the music and entertainment industry. But I do know that the UK press tends to make a meal out of such things.
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Sep 11th, 2007, 04:11 AM
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The point is that the "interference" simply sets a common standard for defining what the problem is, and that above that level employers should investigate the problem and do something about it. What that should be is up to employers and unions, with the national authorities holding the ring.
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Sep 11th, 2007, 07:41 AM
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<But I do know that the UK press tends to make a meal out of such things>

and enflames the matter, such as when i was in London once and some sillier Brusselscratic pontification was issued that affected some cherished tradition in England - perhaps it was banning paper chip wraps - but the headline on one tabloid in huge text was:


(Jacques Delores then being the Common Market commandant - or the EU as it's known outside Angleterre)

Flanner does indeed have something in common with Norris on 'Corrie' - the other day he also dissed the 'european community'

perhaps the writers actually thought European Community or purposefully had Norris say something a common English bloke may have said instead of the proper EU or European Union.
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