Matching Engineering With Musicianship.
Dedicated to Diane.
I am Aleks Bakman, designer of the Onedof™ Turntable.
I am delivering to my customers the object of their passion.
I have taken the analog audio system out of the basements and placed it in the living rooms.
Ars longa, vita brevis (Latin): The way of art is long, life is short.
The engineering that I am practicing is an art form.
I have used my expertise to create a music instrument to match the music in attraction and longevity.
A piece of music brings the listener in touch with its creators at the moment of their high inspiration
First the composer happily conceives a tune and after hard labor, agony, and pain gives birth to the music. Music starts life in two dimensions of paper.
Then the performer with his sweat and sometimes blood baptizes the new life of music, placing her into three dimensions of momentary reality. Music lives while the musician plays, inspired by the fruit of composer’s labor.
Next is the maker of the music instrument. His passionate and creative love of life is living in the wood and varnish of his craft long after he is gone. The music instrument is as unique as the music itself.
The people who record and reproduce music are taking their spot very shyly.
They are new to the eternity. Music has been recorded for a little longer than one hundred years, which is embarrassingly short time if compared to the life of the violins made by Andrea Amati in 1560 and still surviving today, 450 years later.
Recording is giving to the music its final dimensions in the more convenient space and time.
The listeners conclude the exclusive circle of musical immortals. The life of music continues because the listeners are listening.
The careful listeners keep music immortal.
The careful listeners are as rare as the old music instruments.
The careful listeners are humbly entering the temple every time when they sit down, listen to the music, and touch the eternal time in the infinite space.
Maybe in this distinguished and exclusive, but bashful and inglorious company, there is still a small room for a turntable maker.