"If the source of the sound is right next to us, and the sound level changes from weak to strong, we by no means have the impression-not even with closed eyes-of far and near, but rather of unaltering distance and mere change of sound.

-- from the article "Music in Space," by Karlheinz Stockhausen

Time and space are compressed in the creations of man. Events unfold before us, without us being physically there.