Cognitive Dissonance,

or, the inevitability of downfall does not necessarily negate its shock

Cognitive Dissonance, or, the inevitability of downfall does not necessarily negate its shock was originally performed in its first iteration by: Michelle Cann, Cat Cantrell, Janice Carissa, Roger Cawdette, Eli Chen, Will Copeland, Maya Miro Johnson, Daniel Matsukawa, Jessica Niles, Sepehr Pirasteh, Marié Rossano, Tyler Stell, Daniel Tselyakov, and Kip Zimmermann.

The piece is playable in any scenario (live, pre-recorded, on Zoom with latency, etc.), and in any ensemble configuration. In the world premiere iteration of the piece, there were 14 performers, and thus hundreds of possible combinatoric versions of the piece (each of the 14 individual parts, the full version, plus all the permutations of instrumentations, such as different combinations of solos, duos, trios, quartets, etc. up to 13).

Below, 12 of the 14 original artists have kindly consented to let their individual part be featured in a gallery space that can allow the audience to peruse the parts more intimately, with focus on the detail of each piece, rather than the simultaneity of all of them.