Colour of Conflict

colour of conflict

‘Colour of Conflict’ was the name of the last Frontiers project in 2012. This included an orchestra composed of Tinderbox members and choir, young hip-hop collective G-Code and James Gillespies High School Choir. Together they composed a piece over the 10 week course and were led by Prof. Nigel Osborne.


The project was a multi-faith project working with different groups of young people across Edinburgh.  It involved the following workshop series across music & different art-forms which were all brought together into an animated film and live orchestral performance.  The piece was performed at a concert in the Queens Hall in Edinburgh and at the Usher Hall for the Dalai Lama’s visit to Edinburgh in 2012.  The project was put together as a partnership between Tinderbox Project and the Edinburgh Inter-faith Association, and it was funded by the Pump House Trust.

  • VJ Veils – VJing Workshop with young people from Blackhall Mosque
  • Battle of the Kites – Kites & stories workshop with young women from Sikh Sanjog
  • Book-making workshop with Holyrood Roman Catholic High-School
  • Street Art workshop with Muirhouse Youth Development Group.
  • Orchestral hip-hop and composition – Tinderbox Orchestra & G-Code – Collaboration between G-Code young hip-hop artists and singers with young musicians from the Tinderbox Orchestra, to compose new music that accompanied the films.

Below you can watch a video from the Street Art Workshop. Through discussions about conflict, the group came up with a number of statements, cut out giant letters from sheets of wood, spray painted them in vibrant colours and then took the statements to the streets of Edinburgh.