There is no such thing as silence or empty space. There is always something to hear or something to see. In fact, try as we might to make a silence, we cannot. For certain engineering purposes, it is desirable to have as silent a situation as possible. Such a room is called an anechoic chamber, its walls made of special materials, a room without echoes. I entered one... and heard two sounds, one a high and one a low. When I described them to the engineer, he informed me that the high one was my nervous system and the low one was my blood circulation.
John Cage, in "Silence", 1961