The sonic backdrop to the installation is composed from high fidelity recordings of shots fired from the most common guns used in violence. The sounds of guns firing are inverted, slowed down, and pitch-shifted to become music.
The music composition is 14 minutes and 20 seconds, which is the average frequency of a death by gun violence in America.
Along with the sonic backdrop, audio excerpts from numerous interviews conducted by StoryCorps and MASS Design Group reference everyday life, helping visitors to the memorial observe commonalities with victims in a way that that illustrates the ubiquity of gun violence.
“The memorial seeks to preserve individual memories and communicate the magnitude of the gun violence, hoping to foster a national healing process that begins with a recognition of our collective loss and its impact on society.” -MASS Design Group
Become involved: www.gunviolencememorialproject.org