From carrying out the comparative analysis of Break and Shortstuff, it is suggested that the use of silence within music, and particularly acousmatic music has implications for expectation experienced by the listener. In addition to the nature of the sound materials used, acousmatic music is also non-corporeal- it lacks the performers so commonly seen within Western music, and the action and non-action associated with them. Owing partially to the nature of the sound materials used within acousmatic music, there is little or no preparation for sound moving into, or out of silence and consequently, there lacks an embodiment of silence. There is a tangible opportunity for further research with regard to the impact that silence has, and its function as a multi-faceted object in acousmatic music.

adrian 2015-06-03