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A Classical Twist…

April 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensmble and young Tinderbox musicians and composers collaborated for a performance in the Reid Concert Hall, giving Tinderbox more of a classical twist than usual! [...]

What Is Tinderbox?

February 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

What do you get if you cross a classical orchestra, a jazz band and a rock group? If you put professional musicians next to scarily talented teens? If you enlist some of the coolest, hippest bands Edinburgh has to offer and then stick a thoroughly nervous me in the middle? [...]

4*s for Tinderbox Fest!

January 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

As Tinderbox Fest made its yuletide debut, hopes for its innovative programme - a melange of film, art, stalls, workshops and an eclectic evening of music - were high. The event marked the two-year anniversary of the Tinderbox Project, a youth music initiative encouraging musical experimentation and creation. [...]

Pen, Projector & Imagination!

November 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

To carry on from group improvisation exercises from previous weeks, the entire orchestra came together to improvise as one, under the guidance of a projection screen, a marker pen and the imagination of our composer. [...]

Tinderbox play for the Dalai Lama!

August 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

Back in June the Tinderbox Frontiers project held the premier of their cross-arts work Red & Black for none other than His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the Usher Hall. The work featured in the closing event of the Edinburgh Lectures’ 20th anniversary series, coinciding with his Holiness’s UK tour. [...]

Tootle Round the Shops

February 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

In a welcome change from the piped muzak which fills most malls, shoppers at the city's St James Centre were treated to a "flash mob orchestral procession" when members of the Edinburgh-based Tinderbox Orchestra burst into action. [...]