Best listened to alone, somewhere comfortable, on warm headphones, and perhaps in the dark.
"Side A/Side B" is a ten-minute tandem poetry meditation created by Tom Hogan and Eleanor Jackson, which premiered in 2013 at the Queensland Poetry Festival, for vocals and guitar.
Designed to be experienced by two people at the same time, "Side A / Side B" asks only that you take a seat, choose a side and conjure up the face of the one you love. The original installation seats two participants opposite each other, with “degradable sound” (tape or vinyl) on headphones. The two meditations are structured to move listeners through three distinct movements, using language and sound to create a hypnotic, contemplative place of love and loss.
"Side A / Side B" has been featured at the following events:
- Queensland Poetry Festival (Aug 2013)
- Brisbane Fringe Festival, as part of 'House Re-Wired' (Aug 2013)
- FBi Radio's All The Best: XOXO (Nov 2013)
- FBi Radio's All The Best: Old And New (Dec 2013)
- Dickson St Space, Newtown (Apr 2014)
Tom Hogan is a composer and guitarist. When his mother was pregnant with him, she saw Led Zeppelin in concert; which is
probably why classic rock makes him feel all warm and safe. In this sense, his exploration of lush and rich sounds acts as a rebellion against the womb. His work features an emphasis on improvisation during the composition stages, performance as well as in the production process....more