Sound, like color, is extremely difficult to define.  It is getting harder and harder to do so as people are farther and farther removed from actual sound.  We have all become so accustomed to canned green beans that we wouldn't know the real thing unless, for some reason, we found ourselves in France when they are in season and tasted them as nature intended.
Unless we encourage each other, and most especially children, to relish the finer details of listening, sound as defined, explored, and enriched by music will perish.  The finest details in sound are responded to by children, by slow learners, and  by amateurs whose goal is to have joy as opposed to imitating recordings: people who are in no hurry to produce gloss instead of substance.


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