Last week we, and many schools and young people across Scotland, sang and played Somewhere Over the Rainbow in support of the NHS and all our amazing key workers! #wmmrainbow!
We are continuing to run a number of youth clubs, orchestra rehearsals and other creative workshops online. We’re doing our best to keep in touch with everyone and to keep our wonderful community of young people and musicians together at this challenging time.
Tinderbox Tuesday Hub Online: Our weekly music youth club, usually held at North Edinburgh Arts. We have been getting together every week to share solo performances, DJ, sing, dance and generally keep in touch and have some fun.
Tinderbox Orchestra Online Experiments: The Orchestra have been continuing to gather every Sunday afternoon and experiment with how to play / make music in big groups online – we hope to have something to show you soon!
Tinderbox Lab – Virtual Studio Wednesdays: A group of artists involved in the Tinderbox Lab have been gathering for skills-sharing sessions and to keep each other motivated and making new work.
Tinderbox Saturday Music School: A brand new project! – we are running online music lessons in small groups for a range of instruments, singing and song-writing.
Sounds & Sights of Isolation: A callout for creative responses to the current situation – poems, music, artwork, songs and other ideas. We are gathering these from people as individual expressions, and hope to make some collaborative artworks out of them.
Tinderbox ‘Hangouts’ & Skills-sharing sessions – Online sessions led by and organised for young people in Tinderbox. They have involved open-mics, musical editing and arrangement sessions, drawing sessions and Quiznights!
Online Gigs: We are looking to put a gig on soon with some of our collaborators and young musicians – stay tuned!
Guides & Resources
We have also put together a couple of guides & resources for others in case they might be useful:
- Guide to Online Music & Youth Work using Zoom
- Links to Financial Resources for Freelancers, artists/musicians and people on low income or out of work.
If you are interested in getting involved in any of the above please email email@example.com.
Thanks to all the players, collaborators, audience members and supporters who helped us to have a sold-out Fringe show! Every show was uniquely exciting due to our amazing cast of collaborators in the form of S!nk, Brave Little Note, Kathryn Joseph and Dawanggang. What a lineup! We have been absolutely spoiled in terms of creativity and inspiration. And to have been made so very welcome as part of the Pianodrome family meant we felt totally at home at the world’s only venue made entirely from Pianos. We’re relieved to hear that their hard work is being recognised in the form of many awards. This has been another massive step in the development of Tinderbox with many of our long term supporters saying that they’ve never heard us sound (and look!) so good. Finishing it all off with the release of our new single ‘Talking About Birds‘ was the icing on the cake. (thanks to Chris Scott for the image and Lorna Simpson for the vid)
“And so we’ve reached the end of Tinderbox Sparks for this year. It’s been a group who have lived up to the name. Full of ideas and creativity. Wild improvisations and a very unusual group composition about a flying pig who saves us all. Check out this video of the ensemble playing ‘Rather Be’.” – Jed (Tinderbox Manager)
What a time we had at the EIFF and it’s mind-blowing that a whole year has passed since then – we thought we’d take proud little look at one of the brilliant films we composed music for and performed live to film at the festival.
Please enjoy our live score for Looking for Lucey🙂!
Huge thanks to Moving Image Archive, Edinburgh International Film Festival (Young & Wild), The University of Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections and MSc Film, Exhibition & Curation students (2017-18).
A new challenge for some of the Tinderbox Orchestra. Rise Kagona, a founding member of Zimbabwe’s Bhundu Boys, dropped us straight into Misodzi Pamatama (“Tears On My Cheeks”) for his workshop with us. Thanks to Multi-Culti and the Womad Foundation for making it happen.
It was a fantastic first Tuesday Hub of the year for Tinderbox at North Edinburgh Arts tonight. An age range of 4 to 25! So much talent and enthusiasm. Great to see everyone sharing the good vibes. Looking forward to the whole term, especially our gig at Central Hall for ‘All Wrapped Up’ on 13th December, raising funds for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity. Bring it on!
Very excited to be seated in luxury at the Odeon Lux in Wester Hailes to see some films from the talented young people of Wester Hailes Education Centre and Screen Education Edinburgh. Can’t wait to see the film that the Tinderbox IO re-scored ‘Changing Perspectives’ on the big screen. Great to see all the hard work having a legacy.
Here’s the film again: