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Great Rock Pauses

Silence in music is the subject of new book

  • 05/04/2011
  • Mark Savage

Apart from playing musical statues is there any need for silence in the middle of a song?

Author Jennifer Egan thinks so.

Her latest book, A Visit From The Goon Squad, has a whole chapter devoted to Great Rock Pauses presented as a PowerPoint presentation.

It sounds weird, but it’s surprisingly effective.

In fact, the novel’s just been put on the longlist for the Orange Prize - 6 Music's Mark Savage found out more.

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