D-Lab Commission and Collaboration

Posted on May 28, 2015 in News

We’re pleased to announce that Time Travel Opps has been selected for a D-Lab commission to produce ‘Twinklr’.

This will be the second collaboration between composer Richard Birkin and technologist Tom Armitage.


“Twinklr has been on my mind for a long time. Tom and I spoke about it while working on Rubato earlier this year and, as is Tom’s way, he started to build a prototype “just to see”!

What ‘Twinklr’ ends up being I can’t exactly say just yet, but it’s a combination of a toy music box, a tablet, some woodwork, and some really clever coding by Tom. Something that people will be able to play with physically and musically.”

Production starts in July.

About D-Lab:

D-Lab is a three-year visual arts project from Arts Derbyshire that will bring new digital art to Derbyshire. D-Lab is funded by Arts Council England and supported by Arts Derbyshire and Derbyshire County Council.
D-Lab is an online platform, which aims:

  • to showcase a range of innovative artists projects using digital media
  • to act as a network of and for digital artists, and artists who are new to digital media
  • to commission new work from artists, and to co-commission with other digital arts organisations
  • to work with four Derbyshire secondary schools on projects with young people.