The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
Singer, songwriter and composer Damon Albarn’s new project The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows, which is inspired by the landscapes of Iceland, will receive its UK premiere at the Barbican in March 2021. The title is taken from a John Clare poem entitled Love and Memory.
Albarn has been a frequent visitor to Iceland for almost three decades and has in this time found musical inspiration in its nature and landscapes. This new piece – inspired by Albarn’s long-time love for Iceland – will see the musician perform this very personal piece in its entirety with an ensemble and specially commissioned visuals.
Regularly outspoken lead singer and principal songwriter of art-school indie group Blur. More recently known for the co-creation, with artist Jamie Thewliss, of the cartoon hiphop and dub band, Gorillaz. He has continued his innovative approach to the industry with his record label, focusing primarily on world music, and his debut solo album 'Everyday Robots'.
See 2 tour dates featuring Damon Albarn
- Silk Street
- EC2Y 8DS
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