Music and IQ

Tore Lund tl001 at online.no
Mon Oct 2 11:43:06 EST 2000

"Dominique Larré" wrote:
> There is a broadly held view that consonant intervals vary with timbre.
> William Sethares has published a theoretical description/explanation of
> the phenomenon. He suggests ways to propose principal musical scale
> steps for any given timbre, by minimizing "dissonance".
> As I notice that this post (which I read on rec.music.theory) is also
> sent to the bionet.neuroscience newsgroup, I take the opportunity to ask
> neuroscientists if they have an opinion regarding that particular line
> of consonance theory. I understand that some people dismiss it as
> "post-Helmoltzian and wrong". Personally I accept Sethares' views
> because I have not seen anything better.

Would you happen to know any references to such criticism of Sethares? 
Is any of it available on the Net?  TIA.
Tore Lund <tl001 at online.no>

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