Open Collab

is creating a collaborative music and poetry live stream

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Welcome to our Patreon family!

Your are helping to make every Open Collab a reality and in return, we'd love to invite you behind the scenes on the Sunday morning after for an exclusive post-show live stream chat! Join us as we look back at Saturday’s collaborations and talk you through our creative process, discuss our highlights from the night, and answer any questions you might have, over our Sunday morning coffee!

You'll also get access to other behind-the-scenes content on Patreon as well as all our gracious thanks and early access to future updates.
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  • Early access to updates, tickets, releases
  • Behind-the-scenes content on our Patreon
  • Sunday Brunch Behind-The-Scenes Live Stream
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Our top Patreon pals! Hello to you!

As well as all of the perks of our Silver Patreon Pals, we'll send you a our debut album of music + poetry collaborations, Glory In The Bone, as a welcome gift!
  • A thank you credit
  • Early access to updates, tickets, releases
  • Behind-the-scenes content on our Patreon
  • Sunday Brunch Behind-The-Scenes Live Stream
  • Glory In The Bone - CD

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About

We’re Charlie + Jake, and we’re creating and hosting a monthly live stream combining improvised live looping musical universes with poetry sent in to us from all over the world.

We host Echoes and Edges Open Collab on the third Saturday of every month over on our YouTube channel. Come on in to our cosy little home studio and let us send looped soundscapes and harmonies from our space to yours. All this is set around the wonderful words of many talented poet collaborators.

Echoes and Edges Open Collab started in April 2020 at the beginning of lockdown and grew out of the need to stay connected and creative as we all experienced major changes to the way music and poetry could be created and showcased. It quickly became clear to us that poets really valued the chance to share their performances to a new community and hear their words within a new world of music and soundscape.

“Your live stream last night was fantastic. What a wonderful thing you’ve created. Poets are always looking for interesting ways to share their work and you guys have created such a unique platform. I really think that this is the beginning of something very special for the creative community so thank you.” - Mark de Lisser (poet and contributor)

Your Support

When you donate to our Patreon, you will be directly supporting everything we do to make the monthly Echoes and Edges Open Collab a reality.

It’s just the two of us behind Open Collab; we don’t have a team to help with things like social media and editing and curation, and all these things take time! We love what we’re doing and want to keep providing a platform for the wonderful voices of poets all over the world. It has been inspiring to see all the connections being made between poets that have collaborated with us: it’s not just us that get to discover new poetry every month! We have a dream to continue supporting and nurturing this network, helping it grow all over the UK and all over the world.

We’ve already poured a lot of time and energy into making these live streams as special as possible: everything from filling the studio with plants to purchasing the right gear to stream high quality audio and video from our cosy home studio to your screens wherever you are. But we don’t want it to stop here! 

Some goals we are working towards are:
  • At 10 Patreon Pals: we will begin the Sunday Brunch Behind-The-Scenes Live Stream (more on this below!)
  • At 50 Patreon Pals: we will create a dedicated podcast version of the Open Collab live stream with some additional content
  • At 100 Patreon Pals: we will think up some extra-special Patreon Pal-only Open Collab events!

Sunday Brunch Behind-The-Scenes Live Stream

Our Open Collab takes place on the third Saturday of every month and we’d love to invite you behind the scenes on the Sunday morning after for an exclusive live stream chat! Join us as we look back at Saturday’s collaborations and talk you through our creative process, discuss our highlights from the night, and answer any questions you might have, over our Sunday morning coffee!

And finally... THANK YOU!

We can’t wait to go on this exciting new journey with your support. There's so many more musical worlds to create and endless amounts of poetry to invite into our studio!

See you on the live stream!
Charlie + Jake


P.S., here's what some lovely people have been saying about the project so far:

"The collaborations of spoken word and music that... Echoes and Edges strive to create are paving the way for an amazing future" - The Everyday Magazine

“Amazing amazing collaboration project" - Adam Crowther, BBC Upload

“You’re so clever, beautiful holding and weaving of everyone’s gifts… an enlightened and glorious evening in lockdown - clearly unleashing creativity in abundance” - Ceri Baker (poet and contributor)

“I was blown away by the incredible performance yesterday… really brilliant project… Such a great project. You are fine musicians and it was a pleasure to be a part of it” - Philip John (poet and contributor)
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When we reach 10 Patreon Pals, we will begin the Sunday Brunch Behind-The-Scenes Live Stream.

Our Open Collab takes place on the third Saturday of every month and we’d love to invite you behind the scenes on the Sunday morning after for an exclusive live stream chat! Join us as we look back at Saturday’s collaborations and talk you through our creative process, discuss our highlights from the night, and answer any questions you might have, over our Sunday morning coffee!
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