"Some part of (composer John) Cage longed for pretechnological, even preindustrial life. In his 1950 'Lecture on Nothing,' he quoted a woman from Texas who told him, 'We have no music in Texas.' He then said, 'The reason they've no music in Texas is because they have recordings in Texas. Remove the records from Texas and someone will learn to sing.'"
From The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by NYT music critic Alex Ross, discussing composer John Cage, whose most famous piece, 4'33", features a pianist sitting at a piano and playing nothing. The music is then the sounds from the hall.