“Wherever we are, what we hear mostly is noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating. The sound of a truck at fifty miles an hour. Static between the stations. Rain. …. we can compose and perform a quartet for explosive motor, wind, heartbeat and landslide.”
Quote taken from “The Future of Music: Credo” Silence, Lectures and Writings by John Cage, published in 1971. This text was first delivered by Cage as a talk at a meeting of Seattle Arts Society organized by Bonnie Bird in 1937.