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Damon Albarn announces new project inspired by Iceland's landscapes

02 October 2019, 13:11 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Damon Albarn has announced a new project The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows, which he'll be touring in May 2020.

The new project is inspired by the landscapes of Iceland, and will see Albarn perform with an ensemble of orchestra instrumentation, electronics, vocals, and piano.

Albarn's title for his new project is inspired by John Clare's poem Love and Memory.

The synopsis for Albarn's new project reads: "The land of the midnight sun, Iceland is a unique country, filled with an abundance of natural beauty; glaciers, volcanoes, thermal springs, mountains and stunning headlands. Stretching across two continents; it’s a land where North America and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. What can be more fascinating than the signs of the passage of time and the fragility of nature."

His tour will kick off in Brussels on 17 May 2020, before arriving at London's Barbican on 26 May, where Albarn will team up with conductor André de Ridder.

Damon Albarn's The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows will be premiered on tour next spring. Find the full list of tour dates.
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