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Free Improvisations with Extended Techniques

Updated: Feb 12

What is right? What is wrong? By accident new sounds appear that are sometimes more interesting than the actual intended ones.

Improvisation is a form that allows 'mistakes' and enables exploring new sounds.

During the process of a one-week residency in Studio Loos in Den Haag I forced myself to sit in front of a camera and start playing without any planning except sticking to one extended technique with the goal to find new possibilities of one unconventional playing technique.


Split Tones






Singing & Playing






Half Valves





Pedal Notes





© 2019 Christopher Collings
photographs by Katie Clark