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We are pleased to announce Arts Council England have awarded us Grants for the Arts funding for our upcoming Tyburnia Tour.

The tour, which starts in London on May 27th, will take us to gallows and other execution sites across the UK. See SHOWS for locations; we will be announcing more shortly.











Many thanks to all who, came, supported or offered advice with The Cut... it was a raging success!  

A fuller breakdown to follow on our featured Cut page...












Meantime we have a new collection of live performances available on a beautifully packaged CD, featuring primative animation on a special bonus disc!


It's available at one of our live shows or more readily through ANTIGEN RECORDS...

















In a rare move we have the full version of Nathan's Rough Music premier at Oxford in March available to view below - featuring tuned bronze meat cleavers in all their glory!

















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.

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    22nd July - London - The Laughing Bell, Bermondsey

                            with C Joynes and Mary Hampton

    28rd July - Cambridge  Junction

                            with C Joynes and Laura Cannell

    26th July - New Art Exchange - Nottingham

                            with Massar Egbari (Egyptian jazz/rock)

    15th/16th August - London  - King's Cross

                            As part of Clayground Collective's

                           Clay Cargo project



    Live film sound track performance to James Holcombe's

    film TYBURNIA Visitng sites of public executions across

    the UK....


     27th May - London - The Carpenters Arms

     29th - London - Apiary Studios

     30th May - Norwich -  Norwich Arts Centre

     31st May - Colchester  - Colchester Arts Centre

     5th June -  Bristol - Cube Cinema

     6th June - Lewes - Westgate Chapel

     7th June - Cambridge -  Castle End Mission

     11th June - Winchester - St John The Baptist

     12th June - Reading - Rising Sun Arts Centre

     14 June –  Royal Holloway University of London

                        The Boilerhouse Lecture Theatre

     19th  June  - Taunton - Museum of Somerset

     20th June -  Lewannick - Lewannick Community Cinema

     21st June - Exeter - The Cavern

     25th June - Devizes - Wiltshire Museum

    26th June - Ipswich  - Think Tank

    3rd July - Oxford - Modern Art Oxford

    4th July - Northampton - The Victoria

    5th July - Shrewsbury - Morris Hall


Hear Dead Rat Orchestra's sound track to Tyburnia, streaming at

The Wire - Adventures in Modern Music

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