The Illusion & The Aftermath is a performance of live music that unfolds slowly over the course of several hours for a meditating audience. As a metaphor for spectatorship, meditation is meant to evoke an appreciation of conscious awareness and seeing an experience for just what it is, from one moment to the next. We are calling this approach: contemplative performance.
Contemplative performance describes a certain way of looking, listening, and thinking about performance. It involves a quality of hyper-attentiveness, but also includes an attitude of ease and letting go.
Meditation cushions and headphones are provided for the audience, who may come and go as they wish, staying for only as long as they would like. For someone in the room without headphones, the performance is virtually silent.