In a time full of distractions, haste and bustle, Rik finds peace in noise. The things that are supposed to be important to everyone bring him nothing but stress.
Money, power, time, pride, greed. It takes him far away from himself. As a result, he loses touch with his feelings. His senses fool him, but when he experiences noise he finds rest.
He finds this in music, a striking appearance among the crowd or sudden change. These are just a few examples.