A musical score made of Holocaust voicesmain
The Austrian composer Lukas Ligeti, son of the Hungarian-Jewish exile, has created a hypnotic collage of recorded Holocaust interviews with intuitive musical responses by a gropu of musicians.
He says: ‘That Which Has Remained … That Which Will Emerge … is a meditation on aural memory and freely-associative ideas inspired by these memories, and the way culture defies destruction in the face of oppression and genocide.’
I’m not sure it does, but the recording – out on Col Legno – is the most significant of its kind since Steve Reich’s Different Trains. It’s a route to memories that must not be forgotten.