Open Collab with Charlie + Jake

Open Collab with Iris Lyre

musical universes
sonic landscape
your poetry

Open Collab is an eclectic show of music and poetry collaborations. We ask for submissions from all over the world and then we improvise musical worlds around the words, filling lush Bristol venues with sound and streaming live on YouTube!

come along to the next show:


Sunday 8th October, 3pm
Live at St. George's, Bristol

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or tune in to the livestream:


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
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she wolves

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5 musicians, 1 poet

video and EP out now

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who are we?

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

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