Published Apr 29, 2020In the wake of King Crimson postponing North American tour plans, guitarist Robert Fripp has announced a new weekly music series that will provide listeners with "Music for Quiet Moments."
Starting this week, Fripp will release a new soundscape every Friday through King Crimson's website and major digital platforms, in collaboration with producer David Singleton.
"Quiet Moments of my musical life, expressed in Soundscapes, are deeply personal; yet utterly impersonal: they address the concerns we share within our common humanity," Fripp expressed in an accompanying statement you can find below.
Singleton added that the soundscape compositions are "hopefully something that will nourish us, and help us through these uncertain times. I have certainly enjoyed the peace that comes with editing and mastering them."
King Crimson were set to tour North America this summer in celebration of their debut album's 50th anniversary. The tour is expected to be rebooked for similar or identical dates in 2021.
A Quiet Moment is how we experience a moment: the moment which is here, now and available.
Quiet moments are when we put time aside to be quiet;
and also where we find them.
Sometimes quiet moments find us.
Some places have an indwelling spirit, where quiet is a feature of the space:
perhaps natural features in the landscape;
perhaps intentionally created, as in a garden;
perhaps where a spirit of place has come into being over time, as in an English country churchyard.
Quiet may be experienced with sound, and also through sound;
in a place we hold to be sacred, maybe on a crowded subway train hurtling towards Piccadilly or Times Square.
A Quiet Moment is more to do with how we experience time than how we experience sound.
A Quiet Moment prepares the space where Silence may enter.
Silence is timeless.
My own quiet moments, over fifty-one years of being a touring player, have been mostly in public places where, increasingly, a layer of noise has intentionally overlaid and saturated the sonic environment.
Quiet Moments of my musical life, expressed in Soundscapes, are deeply personal; yet utterly impersonal: they address the concerns we share within our common humanity.
Paradoxically, they have mostly taken place in public contexts inimical and unsupportive of quiet.
Some of these Soundscapes are inward-looking, reflective.
Some move outwards, with affirmation.
Some go nowhere, simply being where they are.
Tuesday 28th. April, 2020;
Bredonborough, Middle England.