These musicians gather at crime scenes and play classical music to heal the affected neighbors
A group of classical musicians from Milwaukee, Wisconsin called the Black String Triage Ensemble hope that by playing classical music at traumatic crime sites, they can help comfort the neighbors and other people affected by the tragedy. The youngest member of the group is 11, while the oldest is 75.
The group plays music at Milwaukee crime scenes after the law enforcement teams have left.
“It’s not necessarily so much for the family of the victims; that healing trajectory is a much longer arc of time,” Black String Triage Ensemble founder Daybin Hallmon told WISN.
“But for everyone else in the neighborhood—people who live next door, down the street, maybe there’s somebody who owns a store—everybody that’s in that space is somehow devastated in some way by this impact. So there has to be something that sweeps that away, sweeps those ashes away, so they don’t carry them home.”