As Darkroom

Champion Version: Edition 1

Champion Version’s Edition 1: Rothko, Yellow6, Darkroom, Machinefabriek.

At I K L E C T I K, London SE1 7LG.

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The Cloisters 25/6/2017

Part of the Pop-Up Art Exhibition At The Cloisters, Letchworth Garden City.

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Open Jack 7/6/2017

At the Cos Chapman Open Jack Takeover, New River Studios, London.

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The Art Pavilion 20/10/2016

The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London, October 20th 2016, as part of "Rest & its discontents", curated by Hubbub.

hubbubresearch.org/event/rest-discontents

With Charles Fernyhough (guitar).

Secret Garden Party 21/7/2016

Secret Garden Party 2016, in collaboration with Guerilla Science.

With Elif Yalvaç (guitar).

Eppyfest 16/7/2016

Eppyfest 2016.

With Elif Yalvaç (guitar).

Photos here.

Gig review.

UCH CCU 10/5/2016

University College Hospital Critical Care Unit, streamed via mixlr from the Wellcome Collection.

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Tuesdays Post 24/4/2016

Tuesdays Post series 3 gig 1, at New River Studios, London N4, as part of the Open Jack Weekender.

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Wellcome Collection 21/4/2016

In the foyer of the Wellcome Collection, Euston Road, London.

Streamed to the internet via mixlr.

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Y2K15 Loopfest 25/10/2015

Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, California, USA.

Y2K15 Loopfest 21/10/2015

Anno Domini Gallery, San José, California, USA.

Hubbub Late 4/9/2015

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Listening Club 14/6/2015

Listening Club V, at The Peckham Pelican, London.

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Tuesdays Post 7/6/2015

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 13, at The Others, Stoke Newington, London.

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Tuesdays Post 3/5/2015

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 12, at The Others, Stoke Newington, London.

With Andrew Booker (drums).

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Serene 21/3/2015

Darkroom at Serene, at the Gunners pub, London N5.

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Tuesdays Post 1/3/2015

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 11, at The Others, Stoke Newington, London.

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Tuesdays Post 1/2/2015

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 10, at The Others, Stoke Newington, London.

With Simon Taylor (trumpet).

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Tuesdays Post 4/1/2015

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 9, at The Others, Stoke Newington, London.

Duo of Os and Peter Chilvers.

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Sonic Imperfections 9/12/2014

Sonic Imperfections at The Montague Arms, 289 Queen’s Road, London.

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Tuesdays Post 7/12/2014

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 8, at The Others, Stoke Newington, London.

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Tuesdays Post 2/11/2014

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 7, at The Others, Stoke Newington, London.

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Tuesdays Post 1/11/2014

Tuesdays Post, Letchworth Edition, at Dot To Dot, Letchworth Garden City.

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Tuesdays Post 5/10/2014

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 6, at The Others, Stoke Newington, London.

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Tuesdays Post 7/9/2014

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 5, at The Others, Stoke Newington, London.

The first appearance of Os’s alto sax.

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Tuesdays Post 15/7/2014

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 4, at The Others, Stoke Newington, London.

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Tuesdays Post 17/6/2014

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 3, at the Strongroom Bar, London.

With Georgina Brett on vocal looping.

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Tuesdays Post 20/5/2014

Tuesdays Post series 2 gig 2, at the Strongroom Bar, London.

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Tuesdays Post 15/4/2014

Tuesdays Post series 2 opening night, at the Strongroom Bar, London.

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David's Books & Music 15/3/2014

With Minor Pilot, at David’s Books & Music, Letchworth UK.

http://www.facebook.com/events/509424915834551/

Darkroom at David's Books and Music 15/3/2014 part 1 from Andrew Ostler on Vimeo.


Darkroom at David's Books and Music 15/3/2014 part 2 from Andrew Ostler on Vimeo.


Hack The Barbican 2013

Solo performance by Os.

Darkroom at The Barbican 15/8/2013 on Vimeo.

Solo performance by Andrew Ostler of Darkroom, at the London Music Hackspace Performance Night, part of Hack The Barbican 2013.
http://musichackspace.org/
http://hackthebarbican.org/
https://www.facebook.com/events/201356546697193/



Andrew Ostler at The Barbican 15/8/2013 on Vimeo.


London Loopfest 2013

Our set from the London Live-looping Festival, 14th July 2013, at the Strongroom Bar, London:

Darkroom at the London Live-looping Festival 2013 from Andrew Ostler on Vimeo.


http://darkroomtheband.net
http://www.tuesdayspost.com

Paradise Bar 5/2/2013

Our first set at the Tuesdays Post gig at The Paradise Bar, 5th February 2013:

Darkroom at The Paradise Bar 5/2/2013 on Vimeo.


Our second set at the Tuesdays Post gig at The Paradise Bar, 5th February 2013, for which we were joined by Georgina Brett:

Darkroom and Georgina Brett at The Paradise Bar 5/2/2013 on Vimeo.


Troyganic Cafe 8/11/2012

At the Music Hackspace performance night.

http://musichackspace.org/a-night-of-performance-08112012/

Darkroom at Troyganic Cafe 8/11/2012 from Andrew Ostler on Vimeo.

The Cornershop Bar 4/10/2012

Mother Live 29/9/2012

Alleycat Bar 25/9/2012

Tuesdays Post 7/8/2012

Tuesdays Post August 7th 2012

Köln Loopfest 2011

The Köln Loopfest 2011, held at Loft, Köln on Saturday 2nd April 2011. Official website: http://livelooping.de/

Darkroom at the Köln Loopfest 2011 from Andrew Ostler on Vimeo.



Antwerp Loopfest 2009

The Antwerp Loopfest 2009, held at the Arenbergschouwburg, Antwerp, on Saturday May 30th 2009.

Darkroom at The Antwerp Loopfest 2009 from Andrew Ostler on Vimeo.

YouTube versions (split into three due to YouTube's video length restrictions): part 1, part 2, part 3.

Just for posterity, here are the notes I (Os) had to get the three parts started:

110bpm 273ms
Em

96bpm 313ms
LiSp on git
G

120bpm 250ms
Dm

Dragon's Ball

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Held at The Green Dragon, Croydon, as one of the weekly Dragon's Ball nights. A "burningshed special" evening, as we were playing with The Resonance Association.

We were joined by Andrew Booker on electronic drums.

Norwich Loopfest

Held at the Norwich Arts Centre.

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Photos here.

Y2K6 Kyberjam

Over-the-internet performance with Per Boysen and Jim Goodin, as part of the Y2K6 International Live Looping Festival.

http://www.y2kloopfest.com/y2k6/ninjam.html

Norwich Fringe Festival 2005

Held at the Old Bata Shoe Factory, Norwich.

1st International Loopfestival Zürich


Official site: http://www.loopfestival.com/

Photos here and here.

Zaum @ The Michaelhouse Café

Supporting Zaum at The Michaelhouse Café, Cambridge.

Joined by Peter Chilvers on keyboards, including the café's own piano, which was in a separate room from the gig itself.

The First International Cambridge Festival of Looping

Held at the Michaelhouse Café, Cambridge.

Official site: http://www.collective.co.uk/loopfest/archive2003.html

Self Assembly

LEAPS ran this concert in the Kettle's Yard New Music Mornings series. Held at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge.

See http://www.collective.co.uk/leaps/leapsevents2003.html

Burning Shed Evening One

Held at The Assembly House Restaurant Room, Theatre Street, Norwich.

Bleepfest

Held at the Unitarian Church, Cambridge.

Organised by Adrian Newton, aka Nemeton, who went on to remix Darkroom for the DAC Mixes album.

See http://www.collective.co.uk/leaps/leapsevents2002.html#bleepfest

ACEMS - An evening of new music

Part of the LEAPS section of this concert organised by the Anglia Contemporary and Experimental Music Society, held at APU's Mumford Theatre, Cambridge.

From the programme:

Darkroom are the combined and limitlessly creative talents of keyboardist/rhythmatist Andrew 'Os' Ostler and guitarist/loopologist Mike Bearpark, who is replaced tonight by Peter Chilvers.With their "composite of pounding drum'n'bass-ish rhythms, spiralling ambient backdrops and netherworldly atmospheres", Darkroom have quickly attracted a large and dedicated following, as well as interest from independent record labels.


Official site: http://www.acems.20m.com/archive_oct17.html

Plastic3

Held at the Portland Arms, Cambridge.

Peter Chilvers joined us, on bass.

See http://www.collective.co.uk/leaps/leapsevents2001.html

Plastic2

Billed as "Os from Darkroom".

This was an Os solo performance, and one of the few times Os played clarinet.

Held at the Portland Arms, Cambridge.

See http://www.collective.co.uk/leaps/leapsevents2001.html#plastic2

Digital Analogue Cambridge

"Darkroom - Keeping Ambience Live"

Extended performance/installation. Held in the Cambridge Museum of Technology.

Festival site no longer operational, but you can see it here thanks to archive.org.

Digital Analogue Cambridge

Billed as Os (Darkroom). Held in the Portland Arms, Cambridge.

Festival site no longer operational, but you can see it here thanks to archive.org.

Genome3

Held at CC's, Cambridge.

See http://www.collective.co.uk/leaps/leapsevents2001.html#genome3

Genome2

Held at CC's, Cambridge.

See http://www.collective.co.uk/leaps/leapsevents2001.html#genome2

Rough Edge II

Held at the Portland Arms, Cambridge.

See http://www.collective.co.uk/leaps/leapsevents2000.html

Rough Edge

Held at CC's, Cambridge.

See http://www.collective.co.uk/leaps/leapsevents2000.html#roughedge

Hybrid Machine

Held at the Cambridge Drama Centre.

See http://www.collective.co.uk/leaps/leapsevents2000.html#hybridmachine

The Moon

Held at The Moon, Cambridge.

To date, the only occasion on which Mike has played bass at a Darkroom gig.

The Scala

To date, the only Os/Tim duet. Held at The Scala, London.

We were providing a live soundtrack to the Roswell Alien Autopsy film - revisiting the first ever Darkroom (then Collective) appearance back in 1996.

Real Music

Held at the Portland Arms, Cambridge.

Cambridge Darkroom Gallery

Held at the Cambridge Darkroom Gallery.
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CB2

Held at CB2, Cambridge.

CB2

Held at CB2, Cambridge.

The Club Room

Held at The Queens Arms, Penton St., London N1.

From the programme:

Haunting and arresting, "Darkroom" are an improvising group (more "Starsailor" than Machine Gun) of shifting and unsettling atmospheres. The two instrumentalists construct an environment of mutating loops - while Tim Bowness (of No Man) uses his extraordinary and evocative voice to add an emotional centre to the music.


This was the infamous gig during which several things of note happened
- the promoter left before the end of the gig, apparently not in a great mood
- Mike threw his watch at Os to try to make him stop playing (we were way over time) (Os didn't notice)
- the phrase "rich hippy" was levelled at Mike, apparently because he had more than two guitar pedals.

We played two sets, and I remember it being a good gig. Sadly, it was one of the few that we didn't record.

Glastonbury Festival 1997

We were booked to play as part of The Halloween Society's line-up.

Unfortunately 1997 was "the year of the mud" and the stage we were booked to play on sank into the mire. We were bumped to the Wise Crone Cafe tent, and eventually managed to play for 5 minutes sometime in the small hours of the following morning (shortly after the sound man went home for the night, so we were left to engineer the gig too).

All in all, a terrible experience. We didn't record it. I can honestly say I remember nothing about how it sounded - at the time I was simply grateful to be making any sound at all.