Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn performing music from his latest project "The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows" live on Boiler Room.

The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows is the new project from singer, songwriter and composer Damon Albarn, inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. 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 broadcast is the first performance of a selection of this new music and comes on the day Albarn was due to start a sold-out 15-date European tour which would have featured conductor André de Ridder and an ensemble of 14 musicians and 4 singers. The selection from The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows will be performed by Albarn alone with materials from workshops which were interrupted by the global lockdown. The performance takes place in Albarn’s home studio The Barn and is his first live appearance this year.

André de Ridder : Violin, Music Director and Conductor
Alexina Hawkins : Viola
Shelley Soerensen : Viola
Joséphine Stephenson : Cello, Voice
Caimin Gilmore : Double Bass
Laura Nygren : Double Bass
Rakel Björt Helgadóttir : Horn
Bergrún Snaebjörnsdóttir : Horn
Romain Bly : Horn, Percussions
Sigrún Jónsdóttir : Trombone
Sigrún Kristbjörg Jónsdóttir : Trombone
Carol Jarvis : Bass trombone
Simon Tong : Guitar

Visual Creative Director Nathan Prince
Iceland Footage by  Snorri Bros and Matt Cronin.
Artwork by Einar Örn Benediktsson.
Edited by Matt Cronin and Nathan Prince
Performance Filmed by Missy Albarn
Recorded by Samuel Egglenton

Special Thanks to George Ruthledge , Ishah Joseph and Stephen Sedgwick at Studio 13.
Marc Cardonnel, Fanny Deroff at Rain dog productions and Bryn Ormrod.
Niamh Byrne, Regine Moylett, Tanyel Vahdettin and Gaby Power at Eleven Mgmt.

Damon Albarn is managed by Eleven Mgmt.

The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows’ - 2021 European Tour dates announced soon -

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