“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 was projected to have fifty entries. However, at the project’s end, there were a total of 52 entries. 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 RecordedLength
Music For Quiet Moments 1 – Pastorale2020-05-012007-06-03Mendoza, Argentina6:40
Music For Quiet Moments 2 – GentleScape2020-05-082009-07-24Barcelona, Spain13:18
Music For Quiet Moments 3 – Time Stands Still2020-05-152006-06-02Pershore, England9:23
Music For Quiet Moments 4 – Requiem2020-05-222006-06-16Norwich, England28:49
Music For Quiet Moments 5 – Time Promenade 2020-05-29UnknownUnknown6:52
Music For Quiet Moments 6 – Seascape2020-06-052004-06-13Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands11:38
Music For Quiet Moments 7 – At The End Of Time2020-06-122006-01-14Broad Chalke, England13:09
Music For Quiet Moments 8 – Evensong2020-06-192006-06-03Sutton, England9:21
Music For Quiet Moments 9 – Promenade2020-06-262005-12-03Newlyn, England4:09
Music For Quiet Moments 10 – Pastorale2020-07-032007-11-06Boston, Massachusetts5:39
Music For Quiet Moments 11 – Skyscape2020-07-102005-10-12Chicago, Illinois10:23
Music For Quiet Moments 12 – Seascape2020-07-172005-10-12Chicago, Illinois6:41
Music For Quiet Moments 13 – Horizon2020-07-242006-02-21Carrboro, North Carolina10:09
Music For Quiet Moments 14 – Time Procession2020-07-312006-02-21Carrboro, North Carolina12:55
Music For Quiet Moments 15 – Affirmation2020-08-072006-02-25Atlanta, Georgia14:03
Music For Quiet Moments 16 – Aspiration2020-08-142006-02-25Atlanta, Georgia7:43
Music For Quiet Moments 17 – Elegy2020-08-212006-06-20Rome, Italy3:34
Music For Quiet Moments 18 – End of Time2020-08-282009-07-25Barcelona, Spain12:16
Music For Quiet Moments 19 – Evensong2020-09-042009-07-29Barcelona, Spain7:02
Music For Quiet Moments 20 – Pastorale2020-09-112007-11-10Madison, Wisconsin5:26
Music For Quiet Moments 21 – Paradise Regained2020-09-182004-06-20Oslo, Norway7:32
Music For Quiet Moments 22 – Elegy Pt12020-09-252006-06-20Rome, Italy8:10
Music For Quiet Moments 23 – Elegy Pt22020-10-022006-06-20Rome, Italy6:19
Music For Quiet Moments 24 – Elegy Pt3 2020-10-092006-06-20Rome, Italy8:59
Music For Quiet Moments 25 – Paradise Regained2020-10-162004-06-15Gothenburg, Sweden8:56
Music For Quiet Moments 26 – Evensong2020-10-232006-08-24Haapsalu, Estonia13:14
Music For Quiet Moments 27 – Pastorale2020-10-302007-06-02Mendoza, Argentina5:48
Music For Quiet Moments 28 -Time Stands Still2020-11-062006-06-14Udine, Italy9:04
Music For Quiet Moments 29 – A Full Heart2020-11-132009-10-13Paris, France10:20
Music For Quiet Moments 30 – Strong Quiet I2020-11-202009-10-14Brussels, Belgium7:19
Music For Quiet Moments 31 – Strong Quiet II2020-11-272009-10-14Brussels, Belgium10:57
Music For Quiet Moments 32 – A Move Inside I2020-12-042006-12-28Asheville, North Carolina13:06
Music For Quiet Moments 33 – A Move Inside II2020-12-112006-12-28Asheville, North Carolina14:17
Music For Quiet Moments 34 – A Move Inside III2020-12-182006-12-28Asheville, North Carolina12:03
Music For Quiet Moments 35 – Drifting Gently2020-12-252006-02-27Chattanooga, Tennessee7:03
Music For Quiet Moments 36 – Drifting Firmly2021-01-012006-02-27Chattanooga, Tennessee10:42
Music For Quiet Moments 37 – Time2021-01-082009-10-12Amsterdam, Netherlands10:37
Music For Quiet Moments 38 – Elegy Pt I2021-01-152009-10-15Hannover, Germany6:12
Music For Quiet Moments 39 – Elegy Pt II2021-01-222009-10-15Hannover, Germany6:35
Music For Quiet Moments 40 – Doubt2021-01-292006-02-23Greenville, South Carolina12:16
Music For Quiet Moments 41 – Consolation2021-02-052006-06-29Milan, Italy7:27
Music For Quiet Moments 42 – Glisten2021-02-122006-06-28La Spezia, Italy9:58
Music For Quiet Moments 43 – Reflection2021-02-192006-06-28La Spezia, Italy7:47
Music For Quiet Moments 44 – Shimmer2021-02-262006-06-28La Spezia, Italy5:42
Music For Quiet Moments 45 – Elegy2021-03-052015-09-22Paris, France44:26
Music For Quiet Moments 46 – Elegy2021-03-122006-03-01Nashville, Tennessee16:16
Music For Quiet Moments 47 – Evocation2021-03-192006-03-01Nashville, Tennessee7:15
Music For Quiet Moments 48 – A Point In Time2021-03-262006-06-21Rome, Italy8:52
Music For Quiet Moments 49 – Time Calls2021-04-012006-02-22Charlotte, North Carolina9:57
Music For Quiet Moments 50 – Time Present2021-04-092007-06-09Buenos Aires, Argentina6:10
Music For Quiet Moments 51 – Opening2021-04-162004-04-17Nashville, Tennessee8:40
Music For Quiet Moments 52 – Time And Time Again2021-04-232007-06-02Mendoza, Argentina6:47

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Post Sources

  • All title, recording date, recording location and release date info taken from either DGM Live or YouTube unless otherwise noted
  • Length of each song taken from YouTube unless otherwise noted
  • Edit on 2022-04-11: Added time info for MFQM 1-52. Added info on MFQM 38-52. Updated info on amount of project entries.

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