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 - humans generate noises during everyday activities and those are more interesting eventually less pollution as well, when there is playful minds behind.
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.
Honouring such normality and not just of noise shows a subversive self-control, too, while the motor of profit tries to convince you again of various sorts of unreal discomfort and sell you unreal solutions right after.
Well, you should neither be on Mars nor go for a supercar -
you should be enjoying to be here now, in your only current life. Doing this is simple and needs false idols.
Berliner jayrope takes those thoughts as a frame to explore of and counteract with everyday items, few traditional instruments and dancers in the room.
This seems to result 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.
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.
This release marks the first in a series of music jayrope has done for dance pieces.
The track order presented here is recommended to be changed. Shuffle the play order in the player of your choice after download.
The amount of material here might be overwhelming and could or should be minimized. That might happen later.
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.