King Crimson launching “Music for Quiet Moments” soundscape series
Coronavirus lockdown has a lot of us on edge and we could all probably use more calming elements in our lives. Enter King Crimson who will be launching the "Music For Quiet Moments" series on Friday, May 1. It will feature a new soundscape created by bandleader Robert Fripp every Friday that you can listen to via Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music or the streaming platform of your choice. "Some of these Soundscapes are inward-looking, reflective," writes Robert. "Some move outwards, with affirmation. Some go nowhere, simply being where they are." You can read more about them below.
Music For Quiet Moments…
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.