Open Collab with Charlie + Jake

Open Collab with Charlie + Jake

improvised music
sonic landscape
your poetry

Open Collab is a regular livestream of music and poetry collaborations. We (Charlie + Jake) ask for submissions from all over the world and then we improvise musical worlds around the words, streaming live on YouTube from our home studio in Bristol!


call for submissions

We want to create a sonic world around your poem! Here's what you need to do to get involved in the next Open Collab show:

Record your performance
Upload your performance
Watch the live stream!
Get involved

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5 musicians, 1 poet

video and EP out now

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who are we?

We are Charlie + Jake a multi-instrumental live-looping duo from Bristol, UK. Through a combination of musical improvisation, atmospheric field recordings and soulful vocals, we transform the poetry into sonic pictures of memories and moments.

We love exploring and experimenting with new ways to combine spoken word and improvised music.

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support Open Collab

Love what we're doing? Help us grow our project to reach more people and do more collaborations!

You can support us by buying a virtual coffee for us on our Ko-fi page:

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Or you can join our Patreon family with a monthly contribution. You'll also get access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content, extra livestreams, and early access to videos:

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