174-517 for Chamber Ensembe in memory of Primo Levi
On Purim, I’ll present with Composers Concordance and various other composers a program of Purim Inpired new music.
My main inspiration came from reading the great writing of Primo Levi, Particularly his poems and biographical notes:
I’ve set the music to his concentration camp number in the Auschwitz concentratino campe : 174-517. I’ve noticed this horrible mark could be interpretated as a scale using, for example, the notes C-B-F-G (if we were looking at this number in the key of C or C Ionian).