Music for Quiet Moments

During the coronavirus pandemic in May 2020, guitarist Robert Fripp started releasing individual soundscapes entitled Music for Quiet Moments on YouTube, Spotify, and other streaming platforms.

They were published once a week (52 in total) and each created a space for reflection, offering a means of pausing from the day-to-day concerns and to provide a point of calm and perhaps, a sense of hope, in such troubled times.

By way of introduction, Fripp defined what he meant by the term, quiet moment: Quiet moments are when we put time aside to be quiet. Sometimes quiet moments find us. Quiet may be experienced with sound, and also through sound; in a place we hold to be sacred, or maybe on a crowded subway train hurtling towards Piccadilly or Times Square. 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.

I’ve put all 52 soundscapes together in a playlist on Spotify, click here.

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