a quiet place to think about music

If you have a bunch of people sitting in one room and working on one piece of music, and getting immersed in that piece of music, everyone's thinking they should say something just to prove that they're still paying attention, because it's embarrassing to sit in a corner for four hours.

It's much more important for people to genuinely feel they have something to contribute than just interject for the sake of it.
Brian Eno