Meet different members of the orchestra weekly! Our orchestra is your orchestra.
1. What instrument do you play and how long have you been playing with Tinderbox? I play the oboe, and I’ve been playing with Tinderbox since 2013. I tend to rehearse/conduct the band nowadays though!
2. What is your first musical memory? Some of the strongest are playing in a recorder ensemble when I was very wee, and noticing Danse Macabre by Saint-Saëns in the Jonathan Creek TV theme intro – which sparked an interest in orchestral music.
3. Which record / band rocks your world at the moment? Recently I’ve been enjoying In Love With A Ghost’s Let’s Go EP for its lush harmony and crispy beats.
One that stands out is a Frontiers concert we’d arranged a couple years ago – it was a point in the project where it felt like it was starting to gain traction and seeing the progress a lot of the young people involved had made was really moving.
Many of the recording sessions for the album too – especially the choir/vocal/rap ones, those seem to be the silliest and most entertaining 🙂
Also, hearing the orchestra recently rehearse my piece Rimo has been incredibly humbling and meaningful too. They play it so beautifully!
It’s so hard to choose! I’d probably have to say Talking About Birds though ultimately. The energy and imagination Song Yuzhe (DaWangGang) brings to everything he does is incredibly inspiring, and I love the power and wackiness of it.