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.

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.


Improvizone 28/5/2008

Held at Ember, EC1M.

Design Museum (Improvizone 23/5/2008)

Held in the foyer of the Design Museum, London.

Details and Review.

Improvizone 28/11/2007

Details and review.

Improvizone 14/11/2007

Details and review.

Improvizone 29/5/2007

Details and review.

Improvizone 30/10/2007

Details and review.

Improvizone 5/12/2007


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.

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.