Everyday activities

by jayrope

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Vorgespült 00:34
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Hermosa 00:23
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Otra hermosa 00:21
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Nachbarwal 00:20
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Charquito 01:40
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Sticktüüt 01:53
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Push through 00:55
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Flugschatten 06:32
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Bell dance 01:52
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Potshifter 00:17
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Bark 00:26
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Like, wise? 01:09
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Dudut 03:46
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Wet snow 00:31
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Antippen 06:36
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Saitenstock 03:36
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Üt 00:47
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Oai uu oa 01:51
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Mosca X 00:13
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Still life 01:33
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Less breath 00:39
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Purr 00:47
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Digischnee 00:44
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First snow 00:38
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Everyday activities make noise.

Partly linear music for dance.

GENERAL IDEAS
Chainsaw band, lawn blower, mower rhythm, ostinato throwing bottles into a bin, sorting dishes by pitch, scratching a beard or back or rubbing hands in the cold - human noises of everyday activities could be less polluting, if there’d be playful minds behind.
One can imagine choreographed action of car motors and hooting in commuter traffic, rhythms on beer caps played with the rim of a chop stick or a miniature cymbal, a bag of pens and metal things turned, all new now by sensing and playing with time, tone, pitch, volume etc. And similarly it works with traditional instruments, so always wear boxing gloves, when touching the guitar, or use your nose. So please just do it, yes, you.

jayrope believes, that seeking normality demonstrates a subversive self-control, that let’s no profit motor sell you various sorts of unnecessary unrealities anymore, simple living needs no false idols.
You should neither strive for Mars nor go for a supercar nor … buy this album.

ON THIS ALBUM
Above ideas were taken as a frame to explore of and counteract with a few everyday items, traditional instruments and dancers in the room.
Resulting in yet a complex image of short, usually absurd fragments, with a few longer, more linear musical ones in between, dancy, moody, giddy, gloomy, clever, sedated, shock-frozen, others go elsewhere.
Having a chainsaw doesn’t mean you can ONLY do music with it. So, *enjoy doing it all.

Instruments
car pieces, pressurized plastic bottles, a closed plastic can containing dried polymer clay, bottle caps, a collection of sticks/claves of various materials and sizes, that can be used to drum or twist between strings to rattle, all sorts of miniature bows, an electric guitar, an 80s portable mini keyboard, a patchable mini synth, few fx pedals, a mixdesk, two microphones, one for contact, voice.

NOTES
Very many short tracks shuffle better in your audio player later.
First release in a series of music jayrope has done for dance pieces.

Thank you
Tuti, Holger, Joanna, meine Mudda, Unusual Symptoms, room mates.

credits

released December 4, 2019

Credits

Everyday activities played & recorded straight to two-track by jayrope at Theater Bremen.
During the first half an hour of 7 performances of “Polaroids” - an art, dance & music piece by the Bremen-based company Unusual Symptoms - the audience enters casually into an art loft scenario, where no performers seem to obviously perform anything.

Post production and mastering by jayrope at Echo Coordinate, Berlin.
Cover artwork by Ropinsky.

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jayrope Berlin, Germany

jayrope, audiotic. Composes, plays or codes music with a long-standing interest in "transcending conventional instruments & approaches."
Building & collecting custom string instruments, percussion, synthesizers & sound alterators. So the music goes very different ways [...] Driven by curiosity, emotion, change, dialogue, sound-scaping, story-telling & collaborating.
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