The Tinderbox Project aims to revolutionalise the musical experience of young performers, offering them the chance to perform modern pieces on traditional instruments.
‘music wafts through the air: the mellow tones of a horn section, soaring strings, the deep vibe of a double bass and the occasional gentle “ting” from the percussionist’s triangle’
Jack Nissan reports as the young people are starting to take ownership of Tinderbox ahead of their first festival show.
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.
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.
10.00pm doors- The Jazz Bar, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
On Friday November 2nd, the Tinderbox Orchestra was invited by Jazz Jamaica, Urban Soul Orchestra and Brinsley Forde (Aswad) to perform in their final show of the tour. An orchestra member describes the experience…
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.
Summerhall – Sat 15th Dec – midday til late – Market, Music and more!
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.
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?
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!
Join us for the day 10.30am-5pm to find out what Tinderbox is all about and play amongst the energetic Mike Kearney Katet for a day of orchestral improvisation!
Tinderbox have joined forces with the Edinburgh Art Festival to deliver a series of 4 workshops on artists Sarah Kenchington’s extraordinary commission for the festival.
The Scotsman has written a lovely wee piece about the Kelburn Garden Party, which we had the pleasure of performing at.
TINDERBOX ORCHESTRA AUTUMN COURSE 2013
‘Journey of a Thousand Wings’, performance at the Queen’s Hall
AUDITIONS NOW OPEN! 21st and 28th Sept 2013
Tinderbox’s Chilean friends are visiting so come and celebrate the final performance of the Ensamble’s week long Chilean folk music course!
The Tinderbox Orchestra had our first rehearsal last Sunday and got the musical side of this ambitious project started with a little help from Professor Nigel Osbourne, Mike Kearney and some visitors from the Transatlantico Ensemble de Folk Chileno!
A gem of an article on the wonderful Professor Nigel Osbourne who we are working with for Journey of a Thousand Wings…
Thanks to Mike Kearney for this fantastic video of the Tinderbox Orchestra gearing up for the Hidden Door Fundraiser Party on the 17th of May. We’re on at 7pm so make sure you get there early!