Open Collab with Charlie + Jake
Open Collab is a monthly 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:
tune in for the next show
watch the previous show
previous collaborators:poets, writers, artists, dancers, musicians
click on a name to watch our collaboration
5 musicians, 1 poet
video and EP out now
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.
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:
Or you can join our Patreon family with a monthly contribution. You'll also get access to exclusive behind-the-scenes content and extra livestreams: