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One of the UK's most innovative ensembles, their work has been performed, installed and experienced across Europe, North America and the Middle East, and their soundtracks have featured on BBC Television and at Tate Modern.

The DRO have toured and performed internationally with the likes of Martin Carthy, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Pere Ubu, Silver Mount Zion, Eric Chenaux, Silver Apples and Baby Dee.

Aside from their own unique performances, they have composed works for performance by  the London Contemporary Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and the Ukranian Conservertoire, and collaborated with The Pitt Rivers Museum. They perform as a Duo or a Trio.

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Nanook of the North (1922 - Robert Flaherty)

live soundtrack performance

with Oxford Contemporary Music (OCM)

The Belman's Lament

a song from Tyburnia, shot at Combe Gibbet

film by Emma Crouch

The Whipping Cheer

a song from Tyburnia, performed on Hemp Break


Summer Tour 2018 Announced


We are excited to be combining efforts with Polish free folk trio Sutari we will be touring the UK in July 2017. We met at the amazing Fanø Free Folk Festival last summer, and knew we had to perform together again.


Go to the project page for more information.

Tyburnia Tour 2015

This black and white 16mm footage documents the Tyburnia Tour 2015 featuring Dead Rat Orchestra live soundtracking James Holcombe's film of the same name.

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