Once I was asked by a jazz musician the definition of music. It was impossible to come up with only one answer. I looked at him and admitted to having no idea how to respond.
I asked this man: “What is music to you?”
To which he replied: “Silence”.
“Silence?” I wondered, “how is that possible?” He responded, “without silence music would not exist. You would only hear noise.”(From 2014-2017, I documented Jazz concerts in New York. My goal was to depict the intimacy on stage, while the musicians performed.)