"They were both artists thoroughly faithful to themselves. Of course, their music was beautiful beyond description. I learned many things through them. I learned so many things not only from their music, but also from their way of life. Today, we tend to calculate loss and gain based on such a short period of time. Seeing them, I was awed by the greatness of one’s will. Keenly felt how lonesome, not only an artist, but we human beings are. They showed me the strength and the weakness of a man. Wretchedness and dignity were served on a same plate. They made me realize that wisdom and idiocy are brothers. They let me understand that there’s always a limit from which you can’t go beyond no matter how hard you try. And, because of that, they taught me, how priceless a moment of enlightenment can be. At the end of the day, to listen to a music is also to listen to a man. Not just listen to a man, nor just listen to the notes." - from Kyo Mitsutoshi “The World’s Best Classical Music” (on Gunter Wand and Sergiu Celibidache), translation Yoshi Segoshi
After spending several years in the audio industry, I found myself less and less interested in music and automatically responding to the sound effects. I’ve gotta seek my redemption.