Music is calligraphy using sounds

Composing is perhaps something one does in order to deepen the intensity of silence rather than the intensity of sounds

Music is calligraphy using sounds, which are painted on the canvas of silence.
That Zen wisdom comes from Toshio Hosokawa who is seen above. Both quotes appear in the notes for the highly recommended new recording on Wergo of Hosokawa'a String Quartets by the Arditti Quartet, a CD which resonate almost inaudibly with my current meme of the ragged edge of silence.

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