Click Online exploring free improvisation in duos - Feb - March 2024

This series is called Click!

It is an opportunity for improvisers to meet new people and maintain friendships. It is online and hosted by Zoom. It is a series of short duets. It is rewarding, intense and fun. For experienced players, it supports a hybrid lifestyle and practice. It will increase your frequency of engagement with music made without prior preparation.

No motorways, no cancelled trains, engagement and fun from the comfort of a screen near you.



Taking advantage of the `zoom breakout room`, the session will proceed as a series of duos. Each duo is in a `breakout room` that is a separate online space. There is no audience.

The proposed duration of each duo is 6-8 minutes. If there are 12 participants, there will be several duos in different `break out` rooms simultaneously. After each duo, the participants change partners by design or randomly, and another duo takes place. The fun repeats until the session ends.

The participants may be strangers or neighbours. Sometimes from another country!


Phil Morton
Liverpool UK: 2023

Click! The dates

  • Friday, February 9, 2024
  • Friday, February 23, 2024
  • Friday, March 8, 2024
  • Friday, March 22, 2024

Please refer to the tab `schedule 2024` for the rest of the year

Session content: Four or more duos per session. Lasting between 4-8 minutes.
Target number of participants: 12, minimum number 6
Genre: free improvisation (music)
Criteria: In the absence of shared criteria regarding free improvisation this project starts with the following: Improvisers who have experience of free improvisation over an extended period of time, and who have a level of composure and competency. There is no audition. It is not an open door policy.
Recruitment: The starting point is the Centrifuge & System 5050 contact list: and an online open call.

Launch: The Click sessions started in November 2020.
Dates & times to be decided by the participants.
Frequency: Every two weeks on a Friday. "Click Extra" sessions happen, when required or desired.

Proposed by: Phil Morton
Promoter: Centrifuge
Online host: Zoom.
Online presence: Improvisers networks online website.

Fee for participation. The trial period is free. A fee of £3.00 per month may be introduced at a later date.

The speculation: that the downside of zoom, as an online experience is the potential disappointment of the sound quality or zoom's inability to manage multiple instrumental `voices` . The speculation is that this minimized when the content is a duo. There is only one feed of one instrumental voice into one’s location. 

The Names

Martin Hackett
Guillermo Torres
Clayton Jackson
Phil Morton
Chris Parfitt
Walt Shaw

Lapsed: Paul Medley, Camilla cancantata, Geoff Bright, Gill Whitely, Dominic Lash, John Jasnoch, Lyn Hodnett, Bruce Coates, Nick branton, Garfield Southall

Criteria for participation

The criteria for participation in Click! follows that of the Centrifuge project.
If you have already registered with Centrifuge, you should have received the invites and documents.
The Centrifuge criteria for Centrifuge -Click! is listed : CLICK HERE to view
Reminder: if your experience does not match the criteria, you can still apply, we just need to have another conversation.


An audio file, an example

Gillian Whitely (Sheffield) on keyboard and Martin Hackett (oxford) Korg ms

schedule 2024

The sessions start at 07.00 GMT (UTC=0) November to March and BST (UTC+1)  March to November.

  • Friday, January 12, 2024
  • Friday, January 26, 2024
  • Friday, February 9, 2024
  • Friday, February 23, 2024
  • Friday, March 8, 2024
  • Friday, March 22, 2024
  • Friday, April 5, 2024
  • Friday, April 19, 2024
  • Friday, May 3, 2024
  • Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Friday, June 14, 2024
  • Friday, June 28, 2024
  • Friday, July 12, 2024
  • Friday, July 26, 2024
  • Friday, August 9, 2024
  • Friday, August 23, 2024
  • Friday, September 6, 2024
  • Friday, September 20, 2024
  • Friday, October 4, 2024
  • Friday, October 18, 2024
  • Friday, November 1, 2024
  • Friday, November 15, 2024
  • Friday, November 29, 2024
  • Friday, December 13, 2024
  • Friday, December 27, 2024



How to use this form, please be aware this form is for multiple Centrifuge projects

  • Please read FAQ's [here],
  • All requests will be acknowledge as soon as possible.

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If you wish to participate in a session, it is suggested you register for a session using the eventbrite account below.
The eventbrite link will take you to the improvisers networks online account, multiple events will be displayed.
Find and select the Click event page.

Zoom Notes

Zoom notes are not available at this time.

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Experienced free improviser?
Is your new years resolution to play more and meet more strangers?
Or simply play with your neighbours?
Click - is a good place to start.
Every two weeks: online.
Follow the link, read the notes and register.

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