on the diary post from Washington/Annapolis, 10/1/2022
A consideration - the "space" between notes is not necessarily just in the matter of time, as in, say, the perceived gap between two 16th notes on a line. It is also the interval between those notes.
Silence, in his context, is therefore at least two-dimensional. If it was implied that it also had a third dimension, what would it be? How would or should we recognize it?
My first thought of an answer would be perhaps the space between the performer and the listener, and that is how a musical event could be considered as something more than the notes on the page, which clearly being a 2-dimensional page, can only describe the intervals of the pitches and give guidance to the gap between the notes.
This would be a question I would ask if I was in Annapolis tonight. But I can't be, because reasons, so there we are.