INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “MUSICA CONCENTRATIONARIA”
The International Conference “Musica Concentrationaria”, organized by
Associazione Musikstrasse, in collaboration with Regione Lazio and
Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, took place on October the 29th
2007, in the Biblioteca e Museo Teatrale del Burcardo, in Rome. During
the event, the documentary “Musica Concentrationaria”, produced by
Associazione Musikstrasse, directed by Ermanno Felli, on a subject by
Francesco Lotoro, was presented in world premiere. Before and after the
showing of the DVD, the main experts in concentrationary music
literature and the representants of Associazione Musikstrasse and UCEI
(Union of The Italian Jewish Communities) held their lectures.
During the first panel, the speakers were Daniela Contino ( Regione
Lazio), Claudia De Benedetti (Ucei), Bret Werb (US Holocaust Memorial,
Washington) and Francesco Lotoro (pianist)., In the second panel Guido
Fackler (Università di Wuerzburg) gave a general vision of the
Phenomenology of the concentrationary music literature. Damien Top
(Fondation Albert-Roussel) spoke about French musician in German
military camps, while Elena Makarova’s (writer and researcher,
Jerusalem) was focused on music in Terezìn. In the end, the touching
speech by David Meghnagi on the limit condition.
The coordinator was Franco Bixio, Associazione Musikstrasse President.