Music comes next to silence, but the difference is very big. And it is not that all music necessarily comes close to it. In the name of music, contemporary idiots are doing something which goes even farther away from silence — from Beatles to jazz to Talking Heads. It is not music; it is simply making noise! It is simply disturbing the silence.
In the East, music has been always accepted as a spiritual phenomenon. If your music cannot create silence in the people who are listening, it is not music. If your music does not become an un-moving no-mind in the people of your audience, it is not music. It is just making noise.