No other art can endorse the importance of good hearing better than music. It is universal and transcends geographical, social and linguistic boundaries.
How to catch STILLE? is cought from the view of various musicians. What started as a remix album of AN MOKU’s first album STILLE became a higher meaning. The literal translation of the german word “Stille” is silentness/quietness. Each several track deals with the meaning of this. Hearing loss is a very significant matter. More than ever in hectical nowadays! One in every six people worldwide is affected by hearing loss. As the population ages – and noise pollution in the world increases – more and more people will be losing their hearing. The consequences of untreated hearing loss can extend as far as complete social isolation.
According to the World Health Organization, 642 million people in the world suffer from hearing loss. Of these, 278 million suffer from hearing loss so disabling that actions most people take for granted, like having a conversation, are impossible for them without a hearing aid. The majority live in developing countries and almost none have access to hearing aids or services. The cost of hearing care is simply unaffordable and there are too few audiologists working in poor countries to provide treatment for everyone.
Where the money went: Even in Switzerland organizations need money to survive, to help other people. So, I have decided to help and chose sonos Schweiz.
One year passed and I met the chairman of sonos Schweiz, Mr. Schlegel yesterday, 7th of April, 2014. We talked about the project in general and the way I have collected the money. I told him about my little café «Les Gourmandises de Miyuko», because most of the money i have collected by selling a cup of coffee or tea. The guests left the change saying: « Hey, please keep the change for your project.» This was very nice of them and sometimes it made me cry – almost ;-)
I would like to thank the donators from Iceland, Germany and Canada as well for their donation made online.
Due to the fact that the idea of this project is great, it is not easy to collect money these days. Sometimes I was thinking that it might be easier to gather money for animals with hear loss rather than for people. This was disappointing, but I made it and finished the project. sonos Schweiz have been very happy with it.
sonos Schweiz wrote about the project and they are going to print this in their newspaper in may. It is written in german and I do not have a translation. Sorry for that.
You can read it here.
The album is downloadable for free from now on. Feel fee to listen to the great works.
Download it here.
On behalf of all artists and donators- Thank you for your support!