The latest soundscape in the Music For Quiet Moments series is available today.
Writing about this soundscape in his diary for May 5th 2020 Robert noted “11.47 Listening to Quiet Moments 2, for release this Friday 8th. May: 13’17” of … something achingly private. As this begins, I find myself asking: how could this player possibly be so personal in public performance? Too private, it seems to me.
Then I recall the context, the surroundingnesses of this particular event in Barcelona.
Then I remember: the most deeply personal in each of us is what is most deeply personal in all of us. It is utterly impersonal. It is, almost unacceptably, intimate.
I am You. You are Me. We are each Other.
Quiet Moments 2 is a sonic meditation on dying, loss and accepting, disguised as looping; so it is better equipped and able to go out and present itself in public; so more likely to escape the expectation and quality of attention that would otherwise undermine the reflection/event were it formally billed as Meditation On Loss, Grieving & An Acceptance Of Suffering As Both Necessary & Inevitable In The Human Condition.
Boy. That’s a show I’d avoid.
There is an area of Soundscapes available to support those grieving, from/through one who has themself been supported on occasions of their own loss and making sense of difficult times."
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Music For Quiet Moments 2 is available on various platforms including. . .
Here's Robert's 2009 diary, written on the day this soundscape first appeared in the world...