Two Sides

2005

2 voices, electronics, and computer | 10 Minutes

Laine Rettmer, Adria Ryan, and Randy Gibson performing <em>Two Sides</em>
Laine Rettmer, Adria Ryan, and Randy Gibson performing Two Sides
Laine Rettmer, Adria Ryan, and Randy Gibson performing <em>Two Sides</em>
Laine Rettmer, Adria Ryan, and Randy Gibson performing Two Sides

Recordings


2009

Voices + Sine Waves
Digital Download and Limited Edition CD | Avant Media
Listen

2005

2 voices, electronics, and computer | 10 Minutes

For the Dance-Film by Ana Baer-Carrillo and Kim Olson
text by Laine Rettmer

Recordings


2009

Voices + Sine Waves
Digital Download and Limited Edition CD | Avant Media
Listen

World Premiere: Boulder Fringe Festival Finale, Boulder Theatre, Boulder CO - August 27th, 2005
Premiered by: performance and recorded version: Adria Ryan and Laine Rettmer: voices; Randy Gibson: computer

Presentation History
Mariposa on The Fringe | Boulder, Colorado : August 27th, 2005

Two Sides was created for the Avant Media produced film by Ana Baer-Carrillo and Kim Olson (the title represents two sides of the same choreography as seen in summer and in winter) and received it world premiere, with the music performed live by Randy Gibson, Adria Ryan, and Laine Rettmer as part of the closing festival for the 2005 Boulder Fringe Festival on August 27, 2005. The poem used as the text material was written by Laine Rettmer specifically for this piece.

The two versions of Two Sides released on Voices + Sine Waves were recorded in a single session in October 2005, well after the World Premiere. Each version represents the same basic material; the underlying music (sine waves, beats) is exactly the same in each version, but the text delivery was completely improvised. Each take is as it was performed live during those sessions. Prior to the mastering, no edits have been made to either version. The sound you hear represents exactly how it sounded in the moment. Voices and Sine Waves blending and mixing in improvisation.

Two Sides - Poem by Laine Rettmer

in between real and reflected
shivering grey
a tenuous connection
an emptiness

sidestepping solids like morality and truth
for a hair-trigger fine abandon
labelless
I'm leaving you - but I'll stay
maybe
the excitement is the space between the paradox


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ANGER – again we have been left to dream of glistening embers that endure | piano, voice, guitar, (or any set of instruments), computer and films | 2004
Doleo Æternus | soloists, drone performers, and rhythmic performers (any variable pitched instruments) and computer | 2004-2009
Julia | CD solo | 2000
Colère | Max/MSP and pre-recorded sounds | 2004
Mujeres de Juárez | solo voice and computer | 2005
Mémoire-en-Ciel | seven movement suite for piano in altered Pythagorean tuning | 2008
i left you on a cold day in december | Short Film | 2006