Tinderbox has put on a number of online gigs and performances during the lockdown, on Zoom and Facebook Live. These have been a great way of bringing everyone together and showcasing some of the music and artwork we’ve been making at this time.
Here are some of the events we’ve put on so far.
Symphony of a Thousand
Symphony of a Thousand was a mass online sing and play along to Hey Jude by the Beatles!
Hundreds of people across Scotland sent in audio and video recordings and hundreds more gathered together online for to form a giant online band for Make Music Day!
The event and workshop took place on zoom and the performance streamed live on facebook.
The project was put together by Tinderbox Collective and Music Education Partnership Group in support of music education in Scotland.
Conductor – Sir James MacMillan
Audio edit & mix – Slate Room
Studio Video edit – Oana Stanciu
Our second online gig was streamed live on Facebook on 20th June. We would have been playing at Solas Festival on the very same day, and whilst we were sad not to be there in real life, it was great to link up and celebrate together online.
The gig featured performances from lots of young musicians and singers, some online orchestral experiments and some amazing guest acts and collaborators, including:
– The Jellyman’s Daughter (Edinburgh’s spellbinding duo, with their beautiful mix of guitar, cello and vocals)
– EBB (6-piece band from The Lodge Arts Collective in Lockerbie – all living together in the same house in lockdown!)
– No Moniker (Edinburgh musician and rapper)
– Jed and Jo (blistering guitar, banjo, fiddle and harmonies)
– DJ Dynamite (bringing us all that funk and soul)
Tinderbox Zoom Gig
On Saturday 16th May we put on our first online Zoom Gig to celebrate two months of online music making.
The event was a showcase of live music performances from young musicians in the Tuesday Hub & Online Music Schools, online games from the Tinderbox Lab, artwork from the drawing group, and first chance to see new videos made by the Tinderbox Orchestra during lockdown.
You can catch some highlights here: