The Soundscape performances are part of an ongoing series which has the aim of finding ways in which intelligence and music, definition and discovery, courtesy and reciprocation may enter into the act of music for both musician and audience.
These performances often take place within a commercial culture in which the act of music is inescapably ill-placed. Better, if possible, that performances take place outside that culture. Better, if possible, that performers and audiences drop the demands they carry and which relentlessly accompany the commercial culture.
The series is itself part of an ongoing exploration of how one might be a musician, professional musician and human being simultaneously; and how music might enter our sorry world, despite all our efforts to keep it out.
All Soundscape performances and recording are improvised, with Robert Fripp both controlling and reacting to the output of the delay units. In Robert Fripp's words "Soundscapes are based on delay, repetition, and hazard" and are "improvised and largely governed by the time, place, audience and the performer's response to them". He usually adds the rider that "this remains the best way I know of making a lot of noise with one guitar".