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Robert Fripp Quotes

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?
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Music never goes away. It is always available, but we are not always available to music.

— Robert Fripp

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?

— Robert Fripp

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.

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What is necessary is possible, what we want is expensive. What is unnecessary is unlikely.

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In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.

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I'm not really interested in music. Music is just a means of creating a magical state.

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The spoken form is in fact a very restrained representation of what is possible in the musical language.

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If you are playing repertoire material, you're stuck. There's not huge amounts you can do.

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The only reward the musician receives is music: The privilege of standing in the presence of music when it leans over and takes unto its confidence. As it is for the audience. In this moment everything else is irrelevant and without power. For those in music, this is the moment when life becomes unreal.

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Use your ears to record and your eyes to video.

— Robert Fripp

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