About the Book
How do composers compose? And why?
Initiated by Robert Fripp, the Diary was intended from the outset to be the record of a living composer: one who stood with one foot inside classical music and the other in rock/folk music. Besides demonstrating the minutiae of the creative process, it also sheds light on Keeling's involvement with Fripp's record label, Discipline Global Mobile, as well as the Soundscapes orchestrations and the creation of the King Crimson Musical Guides.
Andrew Keeling is a composer, musician, improviser, arranger, teacher and writer who lives in the North West of the UK. His music has been performed and broadcast by many leading musicians and released on several record labels. It has also been published by Faber and PRB. He has written three musical guides on the music of King Crimson and has orchestrated and arranged the music of Robert Fripp. Andrew plays flute in an improvisation duo with former King Crimson violinist, David Cross. He is also a keen fell walker.
"Good fortune to meet an honest man." - Robert Fripp
Andrew Keeling is a multi-faceted composer, whose works have been performed and broadcast throughout the world by musicians such as Dame Evelyn Glennie, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Fretwork, Craig Ogden, Jacob Heringman and many others. His music has been released by DGM, Burning Shed, Metier, Riverrun, UHR and Spaceward. He is also a songwriter and improviser and has written and released albums with musicians such as David Cross (King Crimson), Stephen Fellows (Comsat Angels) and Tim Bowness (No-Man). Andrew also has a particular interest in the music of King Crimson and has written three Musical Guides on the band's music as well as orchestrating the music of Robert Fripp. An album of these, The Wine of Silence, performed by the Metropole Orkest of Amsterdam conducted by Jan Stulen, is released by DGM/Panegyric in April 2012. He has also been a lecturer at the University of Liverpool and the Royal Northern College of Music.