Colour of Conflict
‘Colour of Conflict’ was the name of the last Frontiers project in 2012. This included an orchestra composed of Tinderbox members and choir, young hip-hop collective G-Code and James Gillespies High School Choir. Together they composed a piece over the 10 week course and were led by Prof. Nigel Osborne.
The project was a multi-faith project working with different groups of young people across Edinburgh. It involved the following workshop series across music & different art-forms which were all brought together into an animated film and live orchestral performance. The piece was performed at a concert in the Queens Hall in Edinburgh and at the Usher Hall for the Dalai Lama’s visit to Edinburgh in 2012. The project was put together as a partnership between Tinderbox Project and the Edinburgh Inter-faith Association, and it was funded by the Pump House Trust.
- VJ Veils – VJing Workshop with young people from Blackhall Mosque
- Battle of the Kites – Kites & stories workshop with young women from Sikh Sanjog
- Book-making workshop with Holyrood Roman Catholic High-School
- Street Art workshop with Muirhouse Youth Development Group.
- Orchestral hip-hop and composition – Tinderbox Orchestra & G-Code – Collaboration between G-Code young hip-hop artists and singers with young musicians from the Tinderbox Orchestra, to compose new music that accompanied the films.
Below you can watch a video from the Street Art Workshop. Through discussions about conflict, the group came up with a number of statements, cut out giant letters from sheets of wood, spray painted them in vibrant colours and then took the statements to the streets of Edinburgh.