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Dead Rat Orchestra


With support from Sound and Music, Arts Council England and The Canal and Rivers Trust, in July & August 2014 Dead Rat Orchestra will undertake a unique tour across the canals and waterways from London to Bristol and Oxford.


During a 273 mile odyssey the DRO will chart these inland waters, gathering an informal history of England's once thriving industrial arteries, exploring social, historical and musical roots.


Having developed a unique approach to site specific composition and performance, The Cut tour presents a new challenge to the DRO -  a barge and the canals themselves provide a slow moving base from which the music will take form.


Dates and Times below and on our dedicated CUT Tourpage - link above!



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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 sound tracks have featured BBC television and at the 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.

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