imagine, you are driving the train from Zurich to Bern, 8 o'clock in the morning, and from the speakers rattle Gölä, Ländler or a hard German Rap. Unimaginable. The Swiss assets are fond of quiet. No loud phone Calls, no loud cough, just silence. Through the speaker only the Essentials. "Next Stop ..." When it comes up, "I wish you a beautiful day, uf Wiederluägä".
But there are countries that have a completely different relationship to volume and sounds in the public space and Transport. Kosovo, for example.
the music plays – on the Bus, always. Capital T, Loredana (from Switzerland!), Hits of the 90s, traditional Ensemble with Albanian guitars (ciftelias). Everything is possible. The front in the first Busreihen grandmothers sitting with head cloths, and grandpa's with felt hats on their heads, half-naked eagle flags pivot to crawl to the end of women on the screen – music is available also in combination with video clips. But younger generations are challenged, then, if mustachioed men sitting in a circle on the carpet and sing two chords of traditional instruments with fervor about the home. Other popular song contents: The love of beautiful women, the bleeding heart. This can take hours. As long as the journey. Grace, there is no. The request to turn the music down, according to experience, a maximum of taken into account a half-hour, even if it comes from Locals.
As foreign visitors go through in these circumstances, different phases. In a first Phase, is totally out of the house. Wow, so exotic, these people ride the Bus with loud music! After many bus rides and many hours locked up in the Disco on four wheels despair. The music plays and plays, and also so completely against the emotions that one has, if the Bus is stuck in traffic, through beautiful landscapes, drives, or neck-breaking winds around tight bends. Would you like to go to Bushido through the Bernese Oberland, or to overtake Débussy three cars at a Time, on a winding narrow road? No one wants that.
But then, Phase three. It is toughened. You just get in and join the warbling only as background music, even after the speaker, if it is suddenly silent. There's something not right!
Where is the music? Nothing. It remains still. Next door, a Teenager listening to music via the loudspeaker on their Smartphones, the S-Bahn Zürich airport–Zürich HB. I wish he would turn it up. Loved this song, got used to my ears during the last two weeks in Kosovo, particularly:
Created: 07.03.2019, 09:25 PM