Daniel Blumberg presents GUT + Ellen Arkbro & Johan Graden
For Luminate, we are excited to present an intimate double bill from Daniel Blumberg and Ellen Arkbro & Johan Graden. Blumberg’s new album GUT, released earlier this year has been hailed as ‘beauty and magnificent brutality in equal measure’ (Louder Than War) while Arkbro & Graden’s I get along with you very well has been described as an ‘unencumbered, disrobed record where nothing is superfluous and everything vibrates with truth’ (Free Jazz Collective).
London-based musician and artist Daniel Blumberg presents a live performance of his new album GUT.
Led by soaring vocals and supported by a stripped back palette of bass harmonica, drum machine and synthesiser, Blumberg channels a captivating inner world with unflinching emotional directness.
GUT is Blumberg’s third solo album on Mute and follows his Ivor Novello winning film soundtrack for The World To Come, directed by Mona Fastvold.
Ellen Arkbro & Johan Graden embody the limitless curiosity and fearless innovation of the Swedish and Berlin new music scenes they inhabit. Arkbro is a celebrated composer and musician, while Graden is one of Sweden’s most sought-after pianists, moving freely between classical music and the European contemporary jazz scene.
Currently living in Amman, Graden is an active member of the Jordanian experimental pop scene. Arkbro & Graden’s I get along without you very well (2022) expands on the duo’s intoxicating exploration of meditative, spiritual sonics in unexpected ways. Most notably, the album showcases the incredible vocal range of Arkbro, singing on a record for the very first time. The album is a beautiful meeting of two friends and inventive musical minds, resulting in the most affecting and surprising of pop albums.
The event will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including an interval.