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Both Sides Now

It's time for an authentic long-running show of the music of Joni Mitchell performed by Hannah Reimann and friends.

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2020

Project Description

 

This campaign is the exciting start to bringing Both Sides Now to larger audiences via a live theater show and for online viewing including virtual reality presentations.  We plan to have the flexible alternative of online viewing regularly available during the campaign launch and moving forward.

This $25,000 seed money from the campaign will be used for STEP 1: a small performance by invitation in Los Angeles for industry, potential collaborators and supporters.

 Please join us to create this ongoing celebration of the music of the great Joni Mitchell. Read on if you want more details!

Morrison Hotel Gallery
Performing amongst many historic photos of Joni in NYC at Morrison Hotel Gallery

 

Why I'm Crowdfunding:

  • This show aims to share the important musical work of Joni Mitchell with large audiences on stages everywhere by creating a performance-based theater show including many of her great songs from 1966-1974, and select songs written after 1974.
  • Although famous throughout the world, there are plenty of people who don't know Joni's songs because she doesn't perform anymore. Like the musical, "Beautiful," did for Carole King, popularizing her songs for a young and new demographic, a theater presentation of Joni's music would spread awareness about her work.

What We're Going to Do

  • Step 1: This campaign will fund the production of an industry showcase in Los Angeles where Joni lives and has a major following  
  • Step 2: Financing for a workshopping in either a small Off-Broadway theater in New York or another location, attracting in-person crowds of 10-50 people plus an online opportunity for viewers everywhere in attendance at each performance.
  • Step 3: We would advance to a larger theater at the right time with the goal to be on Broadway. 

Why We've Decided to Pursue this Campaign and Future Goals

  • "Both Sides Now," created by Hannah Reimann Innovations, Inc. and Hannah has been in clubs, theaters and concert halls in four states for 8 years, including its earlier incarnation, "Woman of Heart and Mind."
  • Since its inception, audiences have encouraged Hannah to create a long-running theater show and to seek funding to bring it to Broadway. From one-woman shows, to nine people on stage for a celebration of Joni's 70th birthday and more, more than a dozen pro musicians have participated in performing this show with her. 
  • We are seeking funding because the amount needed cannot be bankrolled by us and we believe this is a legitimately worthy cause and great music worth listening to live! We intend to put all the nuts and bolts of a show together with a director including hiring collaborating musicians, crew, to rent a theater and anything else needed to create a long-running show.

Other Things We're Excited About

  • Hit-maker Peter Rafelson, is now producing Hannah's upcoming EP of original songs. Guitarist Michele Temple (Pere Ubu) has been with the project since its inception in August 2012, along with other accompanying NYC musicians who join for larger shows in different combinations. 
  • We are most grateful for the help and camaraderie of our supporters, show attendees and donors! Having this music in common has created a community for us like no other we've known, a "soul" connection of forward thinking people who wish to preserve the planet, care about equality, freedom and the artistic spirit.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is the mission?  To carry the torch of Joni Mitchell's music in live performance, performers all over the world have been singing her songs with increasing frequency. As part of this movement and to create a show with the distinct aim to do the songs as Joni did, in the same keys, arrangements and with as close a vibe to the studio and live concert recordings that her fans worldwide love. We aspire to create a true and authentic "Joni Mitchell experience "which can be featured as a long-running stage show. 

 

  • Who is Hannah Reimann?   Born in New York to Korean and German parents, Hannah first sang publicly at age 2, began playing piano at age 5 and joined rock bands as a young teen. She worked with teachers from the Juilliard School as a teen; her focus on Classical music led to numerous piano recitals and learning to arrange and compose instrumental music.   She has performed internationally since her teenage years when she was both lead singer for the punk band "Kikigurushii" in Kyoto, Japan and concert pianist in the United States
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  • CNN presented Miss Reimann and Grammy-nominated violist Paul Coletti's performances and arrangements of Astor Piazzolla via live broadcast from the Argentine Consulate General; their live performances were also heard internationally.    Venues include Lincoln Center, the Bitter End, Knitting Factory, Cutting Room, Grand Canyon Music Festival, Bargemusic and many others for her work as a piano soloist, chamber musician, singer-songwriter and rock musician including accordion with the all-female Main Squeeze Accordion Orchestra, keys and vocals with the indie Rock bands Last Tango, Loaded Dreams, and various other local New York ensembles. 

    Her CD "First Songs," introduced her “Extraordinary voice” (XM Satellite Radio) and songwriting “a beautiful CD from a beautiful soul.“ (Jim Brenholts, AllMusic.com).

    http://www.allmusic.com/album/first-songs-mw0001282966

    As a filmmaker, she has created her own music videos since 1996. Her first short film, “Destroying Angel,” was shown at the Long Island International Film Expo and the New Jersey Film Festival in 2011 and 2012.

    As a film actor, Hannah has appeared in over 20 independent films including the award-winning "The Wounded & the Slain" and “Things I Don’t Understand.”  

    Theater credits include Musical Director and vocal soloist for two sold-out runs of "American Clock" (Arthur Miller, dir. Austin Pendleton), composer for "The Quick Change Room" (Nagel Jackson), and "A Chorus Girl" by Anton Chekhov, all at New York's HB Playwright's Theater.  She attended HB Studio to work with Austin Pendleton, who is featured as an actor in her movie, My Father’s House.

    Her teaching studios in New York City and New Jersey for aspiring singers and pianists spans, like her own repertoire, from Classical to Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway, Singer-songwriter and Rock.  Her young students have landed Principal roles in Disney's "Mary Poppins,” Broadway "The Boy from Oz," and Off-Broadway “South Pacific,” among many other productions.  She is currently at work writing her first instructional books for student pianists and singers.

 

 

 

 

Kim
09/29/2020
Monetary Contribution
$300
Helen O Reilly
09/19/2020
Pewter Heart Pendant
$50
09/12/2020
A Case of You Limited edition 7" Vinyl
$100
Caitlin Barton-Landfield
09/11/2020
Both Sides Now audio MP3
$18
Beth Matthew
09/09/2020
Both Sides Now audio MP3
$10
NINA KAUFELT
08/24/2020
Tank, Pewter Pendant, Fragrance bundle
$200
Mad G
08/21/2020
Black Tank Top
$25
Lee Chinalai
08/13/2020
Both Sides Now audio MP3
$20
08/05/2020
Both Sides Now audio MP3
$10
Sara Kate Gillingham
08/03/2020
Black Tank Top
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Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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Instagram Shoutout

Donate $10 to our show and we'll tag you for the length of the campaign plus a one-time personal shout out on Instagram!

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10.00 USD
Both Sides Now audio MP3

This reward will be sent to your email address after your donation is made.

Thanks for listening to our version of Joni's hit!

Recorded Live at Steinway Hall in New York City in March 2014,  Hannah and guitarist Michele Temple perform Joni Mitchell’s timeless Classic in the key and arrangement of her original studio recording.

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Black Tank Top

Unique HÄNA logo on 100% cotton tank in sizes S, M and L.

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Pewter Heart Pendant

Beautiful hand-poured pewter mini hearts on tan or black suede cord, crafted for HÄNA by AJ Made

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Finn & Co. White Sand Fragrance Oil

Finn & Co. creates delightful natural perfumes with essential oils. White Sand is a bright, light, floral scent ~ honeysuckle, mandarin and a touch of sea salt. Fresh, clean and beach-inspired, it's great year-round to brighten your mood.

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Finn & Co. Black Sand Fragrance Oil

Finn & Co.'s fragrances are made with essential oils, suitable for both men and women. Black Sand has warm, sensual tones and is earthy and seductive with sandalwood, vanilla and musk. My cousin Karl loved this when I it to him and my girl friends love it, too.

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A Case of You Limited edition 7" Vinyl

Recorded live to vinyl at Leesta Vall Recording Studios in Brooklyn, we chose one of Joni's most beloved songs as one of a group to offer you. One-of-a-kind single recorded in real time with no edits. HÄNA on dulcimer and vocals with Michele Temple, guitar.

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Both Sides Now Limited Edition Vinyl 7"

Unique recording of Both Sides Now of HÄNA with Michele Temple, guitar, made in real time without edits at Leesta Vall Recording Studios in Brooklyn.

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150.00 USD
Tank, Pewter Pendant, Fragrance bundle

Receive the black tank top with unique logo in sizes S, M or L, pewter pendant with black or tan cord and either Black Sand or White Sand fragrance for your contribution on $100 in a sustainable black lace bag. Lovely gift for a special someone in your life or to treat yourself!

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Deluxe Bundle including 7" single

Unique HÄNA logo black tank top in S, M or L, pewter heart pendant with black or tan cord, Black Sand or White Sand fragrance and a 7" limited edition one-of-a kind vinyl single of either Both Sides Now, California or A Case of You with vocals performed by HÄNA with Michele Temple, guitar. California and A Case of You include HÄNA or dulcimer, too. 

Please indicate if you'd like size S, M or L for the tank top and black or tan leather cord for the pendant, thank you!

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Original Song Co-written by Hannah

Hannah Reimann aka Häna has written on commission since the 1990's for live shows, movies, stage productions and co-writers including a showcase at Lincoln Center ("Angeli"), HB Playwright's Theater ("The Quick Change Room"), The Cutting Room Floor (eponymous motion picture theme and original song), with multi-album Universal recording artist co-writer Go Astaburuaga Allen aka GO and talented amateurs who want to turn their poems and lyrics into songs as a hired composer. She wrote "I Have a Dream" after studying Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech and was granted copyright for lyrics and music for this original song, written for an Obama fundraiser in 2008. She composed the original score for her first documentary film, "My Father's House, a Journey of Love and Memory."

If you would like to hear your lyrics turned into a song, this reward is for you. There are no guarantees that Häna can use the lyrics exactly as they are, so this reward includes allowing her to have poetic license to alter words so that they rhyme, follow a clear meter and other musical applications. She always does her very best to satisfy co-writers and for everyone to be happy with the finished product. She does not claim to be able to write every style so it's important that you get to know her original music if you decide to purchase this reward. Serious inquires only! No profanity or inappropriate subject matter, please. 

This reward includes 1) a hand-written, old-school score of the completed song plus 2) a voice memo of Häna singing and playing it herself or with a colleague. Reward does NOT include high-quality, salable music file, which could be available for hire after the song is completed, depending on her availability.  

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Associate Executive Producer Credit

Donating $1000+ entitles a donor to Executive Producer credit for the live and online concert event created by this crowdfunding campaign.

Your name will be listed in the credits on a printed program, online and in any media related to the event. If you prefer to be anonymous, that is also fine.

This industry showcase (Step 1) will lead to bringing "Both Sides Now" to a large theater. (Steps 2 & 3) 

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5,000.00 USD
Executive Producer Credit

Donating $5000+ entitles a donor to Executive Producer credit for the live and online concert event created by this crowdfunding campaign.

Your name will be listed in the credits on a printed program, online and in any media related to the event. If you prefer to be anonymous, that is also fine.

This industry showcase (Step 1) will lead to bringing "Both Sides Now" to a large theater. (Steps 2 & 3) 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Both Sides Now audio MP3

This reward will be sent to your email address after your donation is made.

Thanks for listening to our version of Joni's hit!

Recorded Live at Steinway Hall in New York City in March 2014,  Hannah and guitarist Michele Temple perform Joni Mitchell’s timeless Classic in the key and arrangement of her original studio recording.

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

3 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Instagram Shoutout

Donate $10 to our show and we'll tag you for the length of the campaign plus a one-time personal shout out on Instagram!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Both Sides Now audio MP3

This reward will be sent to your email address after your donation is made.

Thanks for listening to our version of Joni's hit!

Recorded Live at Steinway Hall in New York City in March 2014,  Hannah and guitarist Michele Temple perform Joni Mitchell’s timeless Classic in the key and arrangement of her original studio recording.

2496 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Black Tank Top

Unique HÄNA logo on 100% cotton tank in sizes S, M and L.

Please indicate your size and postal address when indicating that you'd like this reward.

90 Left
10 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Pewter Heart Pendant

Beautiful hand-poured pewter mini hearts on tan or black suede cord, crafted for HÄNA by AJ Made

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Finn & Co. White Sand Fragrance Oil

Finn & Co. creates delightful natural perfumes with essential oils. White Sand is a bright, light, floral scent ~ honeysuckle, mandarin and a touch of sea salt. Fresh, clean and beach-inspired, it's great year-round to brighten your mood.

14 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Finn & Co. Black Sand Fragrance Oil

Finn & Co.'s fragrances are made with essential oils, suitable for both men and women. Black Sand has warm, sensual tones and is earthy and seductive with sandalwood, vanilla and musk. My cousin Karl loved this when I it to him and my girl friends love it, too.

14 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
75.00 USD
A Case of You Limited edition 7" Vinyl

Recorded live to vinyl at Leesta Vall Recording Studios in Brooklyn, we chose one of Joni's most beloved songs as one of a group to offer you. One-of-a-kind single recorded in real time with no edits. HÄNA on dulcimer and vocals with Michele Temple, guitar.

1 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Both Sides Now Limited Edition Vinyl 7"

Unique recording of Both Sides Now of HÄNA with Michele Temple, guitar, made in real time without edits at Leesta Vall Recording Studios in Brooklyn.

1 Supporter
None available
150.00 USD
Tank, Pewter Pendant, Fragrance bundle

Receive the black tank top with unique logo in sizes S, M or L, pewter pendant with black or tan cord and either Black Sand or White Sand fragrance for your contribution on $100 in a sustainable black lace bag. Lovely gift for a special someone in your life or to treat yourself!

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Deluxe Bundle including 7" single

Unique HÄNA logo black tank top in S, M or L, pewter heart pendant with black or tan cord, Black Sand or White Sand fragrance and a 7" limited edition one-of-a kind vinyl single of either Both Sides Now, California or A Case of You with vocals performed by HÄNA with Michele Temple, guitar. California and A Case of You include HÄNA or dulcimer, too. 

Please indicate if you'd like size S, M or L for the tank top and black or tan leather cord for the pendant, thank you!

1 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Original Song Co-written by Hannah

Hannah Reimann aka Häna has written on commission since the 1990's for live shows, movies, stage productions and co-writers including a showcase at Lincoln Center ("Angeli"), HB Playwright's Theater ("The Quick Change Room"), The Cutting Room Floor (eponymous motion picture theme and original song), with multi-album Universal recording artist co-writer Go Astaburuaga Allen aka GO and talented amateurs who want to turn their poems and lyrics into songs as a hired composer. She wrote "I Have a Dream" after studying Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech and was granted copyright for lyrics and music for this original song, written for an Obama fundraiser in 2008. She composed the original score for her first documentary film, "My Father's House, a Journey of Love and Memory."

If you would like to hear your lyrics turned into a song, this reward is for you. There are no guarantees that Häna can use the lyrics exactly as they are, so this reward includes allowing her to have poetic license to alter words so that they rhyme, follow a clear meter and other musical applications. She always does her very best to satisfy co-writers and for everyone to be happy with the finished product. She does not claim to be able to write every style so it's important that you get to know her original music if you decide to purchase this reward. Serious inquires only! No profanity or inappropriate subject matter, please. 

This reward includes 1) a hand-written, old-school score of the completed song plus 2) a voice memo of Häna singing and playing it herself or with a colleague. Reward does NOT include high-quality, salable music file, which could be available for hire after the song is completed, depending on her availability.  

4 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Associate Executive Producer Credit

Donating $1000+ entitles a donor to Executive Producer credit for the live and online concert event created by this crowdfunding campaign.

Your name will be listed in the credits on a printed program, online and in any media related to the event. If you prefer to be anonymous, that is also fine.

This industry showcase (Step 1) will lead to bringing "Both Sides Now" to a large theater. (Steps 2 & 3) 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
Executive Producer Credit

Donating $5000+ entitles a donor to Executive Producer credit for the live and online concert event created by this crowdfunding campaign.

Your name will be listed in the credits on a printed program, online and in any media related to the event. If you prefer to be anonymous, that is also fine.

This industry showcase (Step 1) will lead to bringing "Both Sides Now" to a large theater. (Steps 2 & 3) 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Both Sides Now audio MP3

This reward will be sent to your email address after your donation is made.

Thanks for listening to our version of Joni's hit!

Recorded Live at Steinway Hall in New York City in March 2014,  Hannah and guitarist Michele Temple perform Joni Mitchell’s timeless Classic in the key and arrangement of her original studio recording.

0 Supporters
Select this reward