An Interview with Anton Krutz, Master Luthier - in Bass World, Magazine for the International Society of Bassists
From the Interview:
At the end of our correspondence I asked Anton Krutz if he had any philosophical thoughts he would like to express. His response was, "Long ago in Europe, there were fundamental changes to long-established ecosystems that coalesced to result in the dark ages. When the first bowed string instruments started being played in Europe, their sound caused such a paradigm shift in peoples' creativity and thinking that the sound became the catalyst that pulled the continent out of the dark ages and into the renaissance. In essence, bowed strings sound was a catalyst for solving problems at a higher level of consciousness than was used to create the problems.
In the modern world we also have many fundamental changes to long-established ecosystems that are starting to coalesce. The only solution is for society to again solve problems at a higher level of consciousness than was used to create the problems. I think just like before, bowed strings is the catalyst to stimulate creativity to think differently."