For the most part, we live in a noisy, fast, and relentless world. Sometimes, especially when I am trying to come up with the initial ideas for a new piece, I want to be in a quiet place. A place where I can really savor the sounds I create and not be distracted by anything. A basement practice room, an empty church. For others, it's a garden, a backyard, a patio. Here's to enjoying a few moments in your own quiet place!