Video game active ambient music and figurative silence

Occasionally silence appears in video games in a musical guise of ‘figurative silence’. As a sub-category of ambient music my article Video game active ambient music and figurative silence explores figurative with reference to the following games:

– Fable III
– Simcity
– The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
– Rayman: Origins
– Tomb Raider: Underworld

This article can be viewed here:
http://gamasutra.com/blogs/PieterSmal/20160212/265602/Video_game_active_ambient_music_and_figurative_silence.php