Drummond was based in the city for six weeks during June and July working on the piece with members of the community. 100 groups from all areas of the city were recruited to take part in the project, which involved singing one note together for five minutes and having a group photograph and video portrait taken. These 100 separate sound recordings were mixed together to create one huge piece of choral music. Everyone who took part in the project was invited to the performance event on the Market Place on the evening of Friday 22nd August, to hear the one and only playback of this recording. The 100 group photographs are on show on QUAD walls and digital screens, along with the screening of The17 film by Bill Drummond in the exhibitions resources area until January 2009. Co-curated with Louise Clements, QUAD Senior Curator, with the support of Sue Kahn, Sarah Greaves, Rachel Nicholson and Sam Poyser. For more information visit http://www.the17.org. Image courtesy by John Hirst.