Works of art make rules but rules do not make works of art.
Music is the space between the notes.
…if they felt that for a moment they had been dreaming of an imaginary country, thatâ€™s to say, one that canâ€™t be found on the map.
Three quotes from Claude Debussy – Wikiquote
Debussy! That’s who it was. I brought that quote up at lunch today with a friend, we couldn’t recall who’d said it. It came up when we were talking about rhythm – I posited that rhythm is important to music not so much because the notes come at regular intervals, but because the spaces between the notes are fundamentally related in a very orderly way (by factors of 2, etc.).