The music seemed to me too important, almost supernatural, bordering on the sacred. (Kaija Saariaho)
Music (“Private gardens” by Kaija Saariaho*) arises from silence and reaches very high, very far, a dream within a dream, of another time. All is in suspense.
Rather than opposing sound and silence, it would be more exact to distinguish the sounds that we make intentionally from those  which happen on their own. (John Cage)
[steps, gestures, breathing, bits of words, vocal expressions, etc.]
* Kaija Saariaho’s “Private Gardens” for four soloists and electronics manifests lasting proof of a free, expansive approach to sounds in time and space