In Los Angeles we collaborated with artist and hypnotist Marcos Lutyens. We met briefly before the performance to discuss how to organize the event which had a maximum attendance of 25 people. While Stephen and Jean-Louis prepared the technical and musical Marcos and Per talked through the hypnotic experience. They agreed that they should focus on both enjoyable and difficult experiences and they found some pointers to work with.
The presentation started with Per seated in the center of the space with his brain connected to the EEGsynth. Marcos hypnotized both Per and the audience at the same time. Jean-Louis created music based on Per’s brain waves. The session lasted about 30 minutes and was followed by a discussion that revealed both similarities and differences in peoples’ experience of the performance.