20 Shots

In our Moorpark College Music Technology MCMT program, students wanted to do a streamed concert on Twitch with the theme of Black Lives Matter. We chose the Bail Project as a place where we felt donations would have the highest leverage in meeting the needs of the most desperate. You can donate through our effort here.

In the piece I did for this, I wanted to focus on excessive police force and chose to revisit the 20 shots fired at Stephon Clark in my home state of California. It is a beyond tragic story. Those shots were likely fired in a blur of activity that took way less time than this piece does, but here artistically I wanted to revisit each one of the shots fired, as all were unnecessary. Please stand with me in our efforts to take part in a serious discussion about changing the nature of policing and how these encounters go down.

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