Robert Fripp

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Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp

A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:28]
According to USA today, the average length of an attention span of a man in America is 23 minutes.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:34]
But above that, most mature adults can hold their attention on something for 45 minutes, whether they like it or not. But above that requires training.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:46]
Even within the band, if I cannot manage to persuade the members of what I see to be the next course of action, how do you expect the group to deal with the expectations of thousands of people. It is not possible.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:51]
I'd say that what we hear is the quality of our listening.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:01]
If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven. But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times, they can play it in their sleep. Does the genius remain present in the music or not?More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:07]
If you are playing repertoire material, you're stuck. There's not huge amounts you can do.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:19]
Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language, that is in the philosophical debate. Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:30]
Michael Giles the first drummer of King Crimson, never agreed to the name King Crimson. But then, if you'd knew Michael, you would know he didn't agree to the album cover either. So maybe Michael didn't agree to the point of definition with many things.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:36]
Music can be transformative, utterly transformative. The act of music is utterly transformative.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:43]
Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition, you can't accept responsibility for the audience. And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation, which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:48]
So, you can set up an orchestra down this end of the railway station playing one particular area, and simultaneously at the other end something completely different going on. And in the middle they meet, or not, depending.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:54]
The perception of the audience is the interesting part. If the audience doesn't hear what is going on, is it going on or not?More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:59]
The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:06]
Then certainly for a musician timing becomes something that is immediately accessible as a concept, because it's a necessity in ones everyday performance.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:12]
There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:20]
To me, Bill's musical heart is in Earthworks, in the jazz they are playing, in the acoustic kit.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:28]
What is necessary is possible, what we want is expensive. What is unnecessary is unlikely.More Robert Fripp [09/07/2011 05:09:35]
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence. •Robert Fripp There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.More Robert Fripp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.More Robert Fripp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What has changed in 40 years? It’s very simple: 40 years ago there was a market economy. Today there is a market society – today everything, including ethics, has a price.More Robert Fripp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.More Robert Fripp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.More Robert Fripp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Linguistic philosophers continue to argue that probably music is not a language, that is in the philosophical debate. Another point of view is to say that music is a very profound language.More Robert Fripp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And if you are playing in several meters at once, there has to be a - not a rigid - but there definitely has to be a reference to a common pulse in the band.More Robert Fripp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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