Recently at the Zoo

by jayrope



Times are full of change, so let's change.

A triple A-side release, binaural in parts.

Neulich im Zoo, erste Anzeichen der Steigerung von Bevölkerungszahlen unsichtbarer Kleinstlebewesen.


* Airyfluidroot

(airy, fluid, and root),
... a layered, pseudo story-telling work of acoustic recordings, bit remixing, modular synths, French courses and sounding code. Unreleased individual works excerpted, connected and layered.

Single contained works
B 04 galop in Gmaj
C 07 story 4
C 07 story 7
Harmreso 4
Mimeodome (Green Dome fragment remixed)
C 08 inner workings pt3
Bye, be safe (remix, for Daniel Johnston)

Composed by jayrope except for 4 seconds, recorded at Seanaps Radiolab 2019 at Cashmere Radio, Berlin, Oct. 13, 2019.


** Luminaries without names (originally Things without names)

... coded music turns into a playing partner for solo musicians. Composed, programmed by jayrope in Pure Data in 2017 for a few people around and himself to improvise with at home.

Originally in mono. Presented here is a binaural stereo version - better with headphones - of a 7-channel ambisonic original recording. This version was a comissioned work for Whitebubble, an ambisonic listening installation featuring works of Frank Bretschneider, Julius Holtz, jayrope, Sven König and Richard Scott at the Into Worlds conference at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Jan. 19-21, 2018.

(Imagine a small population of unknown life forms pseudo-interacting in the corner of an asteroid. Never foreseable, but the charaters stay consistent and they may interact with each other.)


*** That lucid state: A black bird is a mammal in another time line

Audio postcard of a blackbird & friends from April 2020 in Berlin.
It was meant to be a recording of ultrasound from bats, but a black bird sang instead at dawn.
This was drastically slowed down and so the bird song becomes one of real or phantastic mammals. Also, the structure of the song gets to be more understandable to our slow minds. Both phenomena together somehow suggest, that (some) birds could have a much faster time perception than humans.
Note to people who quarantine: You are hopefully doing the right thing, listening to your surroundings at unusual daytimes can brighten up your moods.



released October 17, 2020

Composed by jayrope 2017-2020, except twice two seconds in "Airyfluidroot" (of Green Dome and Daniel Johnston).
Mastered by Jane Is Ko at Echo Coordinate, Berlin.
Artwork and photography by Ropinsky.

Gruß und Kuß: Erika, Suetszu, JayTee, P&B, Lippstueck, Maximilian Glass, Bob Drop, black bird, Wokule e.V.


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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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