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Tinderbox Orchestra (Tinderbox Collective)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2023

Everyone back to the Reference Library for a really wild party! These energetic young musicians jumped out of their skins – in a well-rehearsed way – to entertain tonight. Like an electric chamber orchestra and band combined, instrumentalists stalked among the audience and alternately confronted and supported each other. The multicultural rock, folk and hip-hop inspired new writing featured wonderful singing, choreography and rapping. But this fun Made in Scotland Showcase event had a serious purpose inspiringly described in verse by community librarian Hannah who spoke compellingly about challenged local communities establishing musical instrument lending libraries. Her bardic performance was like an earlier Liz Lochhead. Good to be reminded music is something we actively do, not something that is done to us.

Edinburgh Central Library, various dates until 19 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]