A la recherche du temps perdu

"Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating. The sound of a truck at 50 m.p.h. Static between the stations. Rain. We want to capture and control these sounds, to use them, not as sound effects, but as musical instruments. […] Given four film phonographs, we can compose and perform a quartet for explosive motor, wind, heart beat, and landslide."
—  John Cage, “The Future of Music,” 1958 (via floatingheart)