Who We Are
The Tinderbox Orchestra is a unique, community-run and contemporary youth orchestra unlike any other! It brings hundreds of young people around Edinburgh together with professional bands, composers, conductors & artists from all genres - songwriters, rock & electronic musicians, classical composers & orchestrators, folk musicians & jazz improvisers. The music is a fusion of these different voices creating original compositions and an orchestral sound like nothing you have heard before!
"Rave Culture Meets Last Night of the Proms"The Herald
"A Spectacular Modern Band" The Guardian
Scotsman Fringe First Award 2014 for outstanding new writing and innovation.
Scottish Jazz Awards 2013 – Innovation Award & Education Award shortlist.
**** The Guardian, **** The Scotsman, ****The List
The orchestra is the driving force and heartbeat of the wider Tinderbox Project, which has established itself as a leading youth arts charity in Edinburgh. We work with hundreds of children and young people each year, aged from 10 – 25, from those who have never played music before through to top young musicians, bands & composers. Our work provides exciting opportunities to those who need them most, involving people in inspiring creative projects and apprenticeship programmes, and supporting them to build their confidence, skills and creativity. We want to ignite a spark in young people, one which fills them with imagination and a sense of possibility and helps them achieve things they may never thought possible. See www.tinderboxproject.co.uk for more info.
What We Want To Do
Tinderbox is coming up to its 5th anniversary and we want to record our debut album! The album will involve over 100 young musicians from across Edinburgh and some of the best emerging young composers, bands and artists that we have worked with.
This album will be a unique project and the goal is to produce an orchestral record like nothing else - one that will spark people's imagination and take them on an unexpected journey of new compositions and orchestral collaborations. You can hear some samples of the music we will be recording in the crowd funding video on this page and here are a few links to some live performances too:
We want to record and release the album professionally, and we'll be recording at some fantastic studios - Castlesound Studios and Slate Room Studios in Pencaitland, as well as North Edinburgh Arts and some location recordings around the city too. We want to offer everyone involved a professional recording experience they will always remember, and to produce an album that you can immerse yourself in and listen to forever!
Over the next year Tinderbox will be running around 150 workshops with young people across the city, and the album will be an exciting opportunity to pull everyone together into a truly unique and inspiring project.
You can pre-order the album as a Digital Download or CD (£10/£12), be the first to wear one of our newly designed Tinderbox T-shirts with the Album & T-shirt combo (£25+) or get the full Tinderbox Bundle (£50+) which includes an album, t-shirt, tote-bag, tea towel and photo prints of the orchestra!
You can also buy a 2016 Golden Ticket (£100+) which gets you into a year's worth of Tinderbox gigs & events, own one of 10 Limited Edition LPs (£250), fund a whole track of the album and receive a bound and signed manuscript of the track (£500), or have a song of your choice arranged and/or performed by the Tinderbox Orchestra for you! (£1000). Any donation is also welcome.
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SINGLE DOWNLOAD & THANK YOU! A big Tinderbox thanks and a digital download of our first single from the album when it is released in 2016.
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TINDERBOX ALBUM - Download Only. Get a digital download of the album when it is released in summer 2016.
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TINDERBOX ALBUM - CD & Download. Get the CD and digital download of the album when it is released in summer 2016.
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T-SHIRT + ALBUM Be the first to wear one of our newly designed Tinderbox T-Shirts! Plus you get the album on CD and download. See images of the available t-shirts in the project description and let us know which colour you want when you order. We'll send you the t-shirt in December and the album when it is released in summer 2016.
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TINDERBOX BUNDLE Album, T-Shirt, Tote-bag, Tea-towel and a set of 4 photo prints of the orchestra! See images of rewards in the project description and let us know which T-shirt you would like when you order. We will send most prizes in December and the album when it is released in summer 2016.
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