GUT Daniel Blumberg
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London-based musician and artist Daniel Blumberg presents a new performance titled GUT, a raw and personal piece of solo music in an intimate live environment.
Led by soaring vocals and supported by an exploratory palette of bass harmonica, Steinberger electric bass, drum machine and synthesiser, Blumberg channels a captivating inner world with unflinching emotional directness.
GUT starts the next chapter in Blumberg’s artistic journey. Following the release of two solo albums on Mute, Minus and On&On, and his Ivor Novello winning score for the film The World To Come (dir. Mona Fastvold), his third album will be released Friday 26 May on Mute.
Daniel Blumberg is a London based musician and visual artist who has released two solo albums on Mute – Minus (2018) and On&On (2020) – as well as composing the Ivor Novello winning score for the film The World To Come (dir. Mona Fastvold, 2021).
Daniel Blumberg, vocals, bass harmonica, diatonic harmonica, Steinberger ebass, electronic drums, synthesiser
is a musician and artist from London. With a decade of musical activity behind him under various pseudonyms, he now focuses his activities under his own name to explore the intersection between classic songwriting and free improvisation, while forging ongoing exchanges with other artists and filmmakers and developing his practice as a visual artist.
On&On is his second solo album – the follow up to 2018's Minus – and is released on Mute in July. It confirms Blumberg as a unique creative force who pushes the art of song into expansive new territories, and features contributions from a tight-knit group of musicians: Elvin Brandhi (vocals), Ute Kanngiesser (cello), Billy Steiger (violin), Tom Wheatley (double bass) and Jim White (drums). The material is radically reimagined in live settings, with a rotating cast of players casting new light on his songbook from concert to concert.
GUO, his multi-disciplinary duo with saxophonist Seymour Wright, have released a number of live documents including GUO4 (released on Mute last year) alongside films by Peter Strickland and Brady Corbet, and texts by Fran Edgerly of art collective [Assemble] and David Toop. He has also collaborated with Japanese improviser Keiji Haino, video artist Marianna Simnett, and electronic maverick Elvin Brandhi in multi-disciplinary duo BAHK.
He has composed music for The BFI/Curzon Cinema’s Agnes Varda film season Gleaning Truths and recently completed the score for Mona Fastwold’s forthcoming feature The World To Come starring Vanessa Kirby, Katherine Waterston and Casey Affleck.
Blumberg is a prolific visual artist, described by Hans Ulrich Obrist as “one of London's most exciting emerging artists”, who makes drawings using the ancient technique of Silverpoint as well as oil monotypes, watercolour and graphite. He recently exhibited at Kunsthall (Rotterdam), Deichtorhallen (Hamburg) MK Gallery (Milton Keynes) and Union Gallery (London).
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