This Summer, avant-guitar icon and somewhat covert mystic Robert Fripp will be hosting to a unique event – a four day Guitar Circle workshop, with live audience attending. This will occur August 16-20. 2021 in Glen Cove, Long Island. The event website sez:
August 16-20. 2021
If performing music is to enter our world, the role of the audience is as necessary as the role of the musician.
So, for the first time in the life of Guitar Craft and the Guitar Circle, we are inviting audients to this Intro, to learn the performance techniques and approaches available to Crafty Guitarists.
Performing music has its own intelligence, but can music change the world? If so, how? How does a musician become present in the place within them where music lives, or visits for a while? How is an audient present within themself when music visits? How does music come into our lives? What is involved in the process of musical performance?
For those interested in guitar playing, work will be on acoustic guitars in the New Standard Tuning – CGDAEG. Guitar meetings / workshops will be in groups of all sizes, including individual meetings with the Guitar Buddies.
This Introduction to the work of the Guitar Circle will also include classes in Alexander Technique, Orchestral Maneuvers, T’ai Chi, Zen meditation, The Process Of Performance, and Doing Nothing – As Much As You Can!
There is nothing solemn about any of this, and I’m intending to have a good time. This is an approach to perform, performing, serious performing and performing seriously.
I recommend that everyone come with an aim.
You are invited.