“Tour” Guide: Robert Fripp’s Music For Quiet Moments

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.

Robert Fripp quoted for the Music For Quiet Moments project. Retrieved from here.

Musicians responded to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in various ways. With concerts cancelled for the majority of 2020, some chose to do living room concerts. Others reentered the studio. Robert Fripp‘s approach, as usual, seems to be unique. For fifty weeks, starting in 2020 and continuing into 2021, Fripp released a new ambient track every Friday. As of this writing, the project is still underway.

Cover for Entry #37. Retrieved from here.

The point of this project is, as the DGM Live entry for each release indicates, is to bring calm to listeners in the midst of an extremely turbulent year. A cynic could note that it would also bring in a lot of money for Mr. Fripp; as each song is for sale for $1 in FLAC format, a completionist would shell out $50 over the course of the project. However, there are free options available for listeners; to this point, every number has been released on YouTube.

Quiet Entries

In total, the project is projected to have fifty entries. As of the first publishing of this table on January 8th, 2021, 37 entries have been added. The earliest come from 2004, the latest from 2009. One recording is a “mystery” recording, with zero date or location information offered.

TitleDate ReleasedDate RecordedLocation Recorded
Music For Quiet Moments 1 – Pastorale2020-05-012007-06-03Mendoza, Argentina
Music For Quiet Moments 2 – GentleScape2020-05-082009-07-24Barcelona, Spain
Music For Quiet Moments 3 – Time Stands Still2020-05-152006-06-02Pershore, England
Music For Quiet Moments 4 – Requiem2020-05-222006-06-16Norwich, England
Music For Quiet Moments 5 – Time Promenade 2020-05-29UnknownUnknown
Music For Quiet Moments 6 – Seascape2020-06-052004-06-13Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands
Music For Quiet Moments 7 – At The End Of Time2020-06-122006-01-14Broad Chalke, England
Music For Quiet Moments 8 – Evensong2020-06-192006-06-03Sutton, England
Music For Quiet Moments 9 – Promenade2020-06-262005-12-03Newlyn, England
Music For Quiet Moments 10 – Pastorale2020-07-032007-11-06Boston, Massachusetts
Music For Quiet Moments 11 – Skyscape2020-07-102005-10-12Chicago, Illinois
Music For Quiet Moments 12 – Seascape2020-07-172005-10-12Chicago, Illinois
Music For Quiet Moments 13 – Horizon2020-07-242006-02-21Carrboro, North Carolina
Music For Quiet Moments 14 – Time Procession2020-07-312006-02-21Carrboro, North Carolina
Music For Quiet Moments 15 – Affirmation2020-08-072006-02-25Atlanta, Georgia
Music For Quiet Moments 16 – Aspiration2020-08-142006-02-25Atlanta, Georgia
Music For Quiet Moments 17 – Elegy2020-08-212006-06-20Rome, Italy
Music For Quiet Moments 18 – End of Time2020-08-282009-07-25Barcelona, Spain
Music For Quiet Moments 19 – Evensong2020-09-042009-07-29Barcelona, Spain
Music For Quiet Moments 20 – Pastorale2020-09-112007-11-10Madison, Wisconsin
Music For Quiet Moments 21 – Paradise Regained2020-09-182004-06-20Oslo, Norway
Music For Quiet Moments 22 – Elegy Pt12020-09-252006-06-20Rome, Italy
Music For Quiet Moments 23 – Elegy Pt22020-10-022006-06-20Rome, Italy
Music For Quiet Moments 24 – Elegy Pt3 2020-10-092006-06-20Rome, Italy
Music For Quiet Moments 25 – Paradise Regained2020-10-162004-06-15Gothenburg, Sweden
Music For Quiet Moments 26 – Evensong2020-10-232006-08-24Haapsalu, Estonia
Music For Quiet Moments 27 – Pastorale2020-10-302007-06-02Mendoza, Argentina
Music For Quiet Moments 28 -Time Stands Still2020-11-062006-06-14Udine, Italy
Music For Quiet Moments 29 – A Full Heart2020-11-132009-10-13Paris, France
Music For Quiet Moments 30 – Strong Quiet I2020-11-202009-10-14Brussels, Belgium
Music For Quiet Moments 31 – Strong Quiet II2020-11-272009-10-14Brussels, Belgium
Music For Quiet Moments 32 – A Move Inside I2020-12-042006-12-28Asheville, North Carolina
Music For Quiet Moments 33 – A Move Inside II2020-12-112006-12-28Asheville, North Carolina
Music For Quiet Moments 34 – A Move Inside III2020-12-182006-12-28Asheville, North Carolina
Music For Quiet Moments 35 – Drifting Gently2020-12-252006-02-27Chattanooga, Tennessee
Music For Quiet Moments 36 – Drifting Firmly2021-01-012006-02-27Chattanooga, Tennessee
Music For Quiet Moments 37 – Time2021-01-082009-10-12Amsterdam, Netherlands

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  • All title, recording date, recording location and release date info taken from DGM Live unless otherwise noted

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