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.
Preparing for a busy summer! More to be announced very soon!
TYBURNIA TOUR - with Lisa Knapp and James Holcombe
"Tyburnia is a brilliantly conceived, meticulously researched and compellingly delivered piece of work that challenges and coerces the listener to both muse on the past and consider the present tate of power, punishment and dissent." - Froots Magazine
Tyburnia CD Soundtrack and Booklet avalible now
from Antigen Records!
NEW! Serpentine Gallery's short film on TYBURNIA
by Oliver Bancroft.
FIlmed at the Tyburnia Tour launch at the Carpenters Arms, London.
This short video presents James Holcombe's work and overviews DRO involvement in the project.
Tyburnia will be on tour again this summer in a entirely new rendering.
James Holcombe, equipped with six film projectors and a suitcase of film reels will be joining the DRO on the road, performing the film live. This intense and expanded live version of the film projection sees the layers of images unpicked, recombined, manipulated and burnt. It’s thrilling to see, and allows for the music and film to have a level of interplay not encountered in a normal live soundtrack performance.
We are also thrilled to be joined on tour by the amazing Lisa Knapp who will be collaborating with DRO on the reworking of the entire soundtrack. Lisa leant her voice previously in the beguiling rendition of the 16th century proto-feminist “A Defence of Women”. She recently collaborated with DRO’s Nathaniel Mann on the Broadside Ballads Tour, alongside Sam Lee, and we are excited to be working with with her!