A piece of music titled “Aftermath” was first composed by Ned Rorem to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001. The Ravinia Festival commissioned CDI to make an accompanying dance. The Chicago Tribune commented that the dancers “evoked every emotion present in the music.” The music is a song cycle for piano and a baritone who sings poetry that speaks to the futility of violence. The dancers, looking as though they just climbed out of the ruble of destruction, bring to life the emotion of the piece.