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An informative, insightful guide to the secret mechanics that power the mysterious music of King Crimson. It is generously illustrated with photographs and musical notation diagrams. This is a scholastic yet accessible work. Andrew Keeling's credentials as composer and academic are impeccable. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester and has works published by Faber in the UK and PRB in the USA. His musical compositions have been performed, recorded and broadcast throughout the world.
This guide takes you through all the complexities of the music, stripping away layer after layer to reveal the inner workings of the exquisite machinery of harmony, counterpoint and rhythm that, seemingly so effortlessly, go together to make: "Larks' Tongues In Aspic".
"Dr. Keeling continues to bring his critical skills to bear in this, the latest in his series of Musical Guides. A necessary addition to the shelves of anyone interested in approaching the music of King Crimson." Robert Fripp.
"This is a distinctively personal, affectionate but utterly convincing musical analysis and it is a ground-breaking piece of musicology." David Cross - King Crimson, the David Cross Band, Cross & Keeling.
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.