Frasi di Robert Fripp
Data di nascita: 16. Maggio 1946
Robert Fripp è un polistrumentista e compositore britannico fondatore dei King Crimson nel 1969 e compositore della stragrande maggioranza del materiale del gruppo. Fripp è sicuramente uno degli strumentisti più originali e sofisticati nella storia della chitarra elettrica, e indubbiamente uno dei più imitati. È stato inserito al sessantaduesimo posto nella classifica dei 100 migliori chitarristi di tutti i tempi redatta da Rolling Stone, al quarantasettesimo posto nella classifica dei migliori 50 secondo la Gibson Guitar Corporation, a pari merito con Andrés Segovia, e al venticinquesimo posto secondo un sondaggio redatto sempre dalla Gibson. Per ben due volte fece parte del G3, nel tour nordamericano del 1997 e nel 2004.
Frasi Robert Fripp
„You see, the thing is, I’ve been in jams like this. The feeling is totally there among the musicians (and whoever else happens to be sitting around, whether they’ve paid for it or not, probably, and preferably, not). You are close to silence, Silence with a capital S. You are in tune with silence, the deepest sound of them all. Every sound, therefore, that you make, make with intention, sensitivity, and awareness, has a meaning, an ineffability, a significance. You are listening, Listening with a capital L. You hear what everyone else is doing; you do whatever is necessary, which is usually as little as possible. It has nothing to do with self-expression: it has to do with a group mind.“
„Normality is what we might achieve, given who we are, what we are, the conditions and limitations of the world we work within.“
— Robert Fripp
Quoted in Robert Fripp's Online Diary, Thursday, 4 June 2009
„With a note of music, one strikes the fundamental, and, in addition to the root note, other notes are generated: these are called the harmonic series... As one fundamental note contains within it other notes in the octave, two fundamentals produce a remarkable array of harmonics, and the number of possible combinations between all the notes increases phenomenally. With a triad, affairs stand a good chance of getting severely out of hand...“
„Music is the cup which holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.“
— Robert Fripp
“The Vinyl Solution.” in Musician, Player, and Listener 24 (April-May 1980): 34.
„Music so wishes to be heard that sometimes it calls on unlikely characters to give it voice, and ears. This wishing-to-be heard calls into existence the Performance Event; where music, musician and audience may come together as one, in communion. This communion has six different forms of being and experiencing itself (plus an invisible seventh); and these forms, or principles, are simultaneously present within the Performance.
:I - When people get together with music, something happens.
:II - In a performance, things come together, mysteriously; and go better than we might anticipate; and better than we deserve.
:III - A performance can take on a life and character of its own.
:IV - Any one performance is a multiplicity of performances.
:V - The possible is possible.
:VI - The impossible is possible.
:The Seventh Principle resides within Silence.
:Trust the event.“
„I woke at 9:57 having got to bed at 6:30 subsequent to spraying burning guitar over David Bowie's new album and not leaving the studio until 5:00.“
— Robert Fripp
In the road diary which accompanies the CD release of the 1980 League Of Gentlemen album "Thrang, Thrang, Gozimbulx", about Bowie's album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)