Music was my first love … and it will be my last? Will it?

Music was my first love and it will be my last.
Music of the future and music of the past.
To live without my music would be impossible to do.
In this world of troubles, my music pulls me through.

During the last 37 years we have supplied many people with a lot of hifi equipment and as such with a lot of pleasure. Fortunately in most cases it was all about the music. Most clients were fanatic. About their equipment, about their music. Sometimes even so fanatic, that I was wondering … In a few cases some of these clients suddenly “gave up”. On their equipment and some even on their music. A change in their family circumstances was often a reason for this or the change to a total different hobby. I could understand that somebody could give up on the equipment, but always wondered how you could give up on the music.

Last week I was “heavily” using and enjoying my hifi system for a few days in a row. Then, one day after, I did not play a single disc. All day totally silence. People around me were wondering. I thought about putting some music on, didn’t know what to choose and even thought for a moment I felt bored with all I could come up with … Is this dangerous? Or will this feeling of “enjoying the complete silence” disappear soon again …

I was thinking about some of my clients who gave up on music and the quality reproduction of it. I also thought about one of my dealers who told me lately he was listening less and less music in his spare time and he could enjoy for hours the “sound of silence”. Could it be that nowadays we are confronted so much with the numerous noises of daily life that we NEED silence? Could this be a “Silence is Golden” sign? I don’t know. Maybe I was playing too loud to make the music relax me? I don’t know, but I am going to try again NOW a new disc, a disc I didn’t play for long time. Hopefully I like it :-).

Hours later I can confirm I liked it. I guess I was just a bit bored …

Over hermanvandendungen

Almost 40 years of being with and in the world of high-end audio equipment. As distributor of Krell, Sonus Faber, Cello, Conrad-Johnnson and many more, initiator of brands like Kiseki, Cogelco, AH!, PrimaLuna, Mystère and maybe more to follow.
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2 reacties op Music was my first love … and it will be my last? Will it?

  1. audiorene zegt:

    During the day I work in an office space with a lot of collegues around me. Then I go home in the rush hour, which means a lot of traffic. At home radio goes on, later some music or TV. Street in front of the house is always busy with cars and mopeds. So, when everybody has gone to sleep, the street is finally deserted, I often watch a little late night TV with the volume turned down almost to zero, or indeed to zero. Just watch and ………………………. hear nothing. A blessing after hours of noise. I guess we need silence every once and a while. To reset your hearing. When I go to bed in this almost complete silence I just have to close my eyes to fall asleep. No sound, not even music must be considered as a blessing. But not too long, because after the reset I enjoy music even more than before. Not just the technical part and details, no this short period of quietness even resets my mind and opens a new window for the melody and voices.

    • hermanvandendungen zegt:

      Yes, not a bad idea to suggest that you need to be “hungry” to have the need to “eat”. While reading I remembered something I did once I bought my iPod. I found it an ideal instrument to be able to listen to music while asleep during the night. However it did not work. Despite the fact that I had the idea I was missing “musiclisteninghours” while asleep, it seems you need those hours … It also makes me wonder WHEN I can listen to all these cd’s and records I bought with the intention to listen to once I have the time …

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