Music & arts collective and orchestral powerhouse Tinderbox are bringing their interactive digital arts installation Room to Play to the Edinburgh Festival of Sound!

Featuring playful & noise-making controllers and interactive exhibits like a virtual harp, a lightbox with a distortable soundscape, musical stuffed toys, noisy touchable spiderweb, and a trampoline-controlled instrument, the installation has travelled arts events and venues like the Hidden Door festival and V&A Dundee, and is literally a room to play where visitors can wander around the exhibits and explore being creative.

These pieces have been developed by a team of artists since 2016 as part of their digital arts Room to Play courses and the ongoing Tinderbox Lab, a creative tech space based in Custom House (open Wed nights 6-9pm).

As part of the exhibition, the Tinderbox Lab team will also be running two workshops on solderless circuits & how to make a simple noise-making synthesiser from electrical components, for children & young people (aged 12-16 & 16-25). Join us if you’d like to learn about being creative with electronics!

Intimate Barriers by Eve King and Rhona Sword

Intimate Barriers is a collaborative piece that uses interactive technology to explore personal interactions. For each participant, the same visuals and sounds are brought together in new combinations, demonstrating the variety found in human experience. 

Instructions: Move your hands slowly over the fishbowls to create an individual visual soundscape.