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Increasing Wind 

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To the editors:

Just to clear up any possible misconceptions--someone at the Reader, not me, gave my article on William Clarke [February 8] its headline. To a harp player, "little wind" would be an insult; "wind" means a strong tone, ability to sustain notes, and creative use of timbre, as well as loudness. Clarke's got all these in abundance; as I stated, he does "blow like hell," and his shows attain a high level of energy. It's just that the subtlety of the music he and his band play is its strongest suit, to my ears; they're a lot more than a blast-out-the-walls bunch of rockers. A more appropriate headline might have been "Strong Wind, Refreshing Currents."

David Whiteis


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