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Tin Men and the Telephone 5 Apr 2021

Children aged 8+ will love this fun online show mixing music, technology, visuals and audience participation for an interactive concert that you can influence directly from your living room!

Tin Men and The Telephone are an Amsterdam-based music trio who perform hugely engaging and enormously fun interactive online shows. Their music blends jazz, classical, Balkan, hip hop and more through exciting improvisation which you, the audience, can influence during the concert by swiping, texting and shaking your phones at home.

How? With the band's custom-made smartphone app, Tinmendo. Using the app, children can discover the building blocks of music to create melodies, rhythms and harmonies that are uploaded live and assembled into a collective composition, performed on the spot by the band. These elements create concerts that are a one-of-a-kind multimedia experience where you steal the show!

This promises to be a surprising, entertaining show that's fun for both children and grown-ups alike. Every performance is a unique interactive experience that encourages listening skills and develops musical sensibilities through outstanding music and fantastic technology-based fun.

This is one show where you won’t be asked to turn off your phone! You will need to download the Tinmendo app on your phone before attending the show here.

This show has been programmed with the approval of the children on the BIG BANG Dublin Festival Ambassadors team!

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Download our BIG BANG Festival Kits!

In celebration of The Ark’s online adventurous music festival, BIG BANG bubble, we have created free festival kits full of music inspired activities for children and families to download and enjoy at home – before, during and after the festival.

Requirements for Participation:

For safety reasons, a parent or grown-up should be present in the room throughout the event, and if necessary be available to assist their child, so you're very welcome to enjoy the event alongside your child.

  • Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table at children’s eye level.
  • A smart phone with the Tinmendo App loaded onto it before the concert starts. You can download the app here.

Online platform: The workshop will be delivered using the Zoom video call software. This will be a private Zoom session which will only be accessed by those booked, the artists and The Ark's staff. The session will be recorded for the safety and security of all participants, however this recording will not be shared publicly and will be deleted within 30 days.

Big Bang 2021

Part of BIG BANG bubble

BIG BANG is an exciting international music festival for young audiences. Following the cancellation of the 2020 BIG BANG Dublin! festival, this year it returns as BIG BANG bubble, an interactive online festival connecting adventurous young audiences through music with artists from Ireland and abroad. Sat 3rd to Mon 5th April. See the full festival programme here.