Groupings #1 (working title)


Mixed Media

23" x 23" x 4"

"Groupings #1" is a chance musical composition created by plotting the locations of gun related crimes on a disc and installing it into into a music box mechanism. When the viewer presses a button on the front, a tune will play based on the voids in the disc. The piece is comprised of four overlapping "refrains" derived from the pothole locations in different intersections in Detroit, Michigan.

Disc One: Grand River and Fenkell 2016
Disc Two: Jefferson and Chene 2014
Disc Three: Jos Campau and Carpenter 2016
Disc Four: Rosa Parks and Warren 2013

"Groupings #1" is an aleatory composition, or music that uses random procedures to produce a fixed score.