The Citadel of Concentrationary Music
The Citadel of Concentrationary Music represents the corollary of the extensive search of music scores conducted over the last 30 years (and it's not over yet) by the pianist and researcher Francesco Lotoro as well as his documentary and philological work protected by the ILMC Foundation:
8 thousand music scores written in concentration Camps and other places of imprisonment between 1933 and 1953
12 thousand documents such as films, audio and diaries
3 thousand non-fiction books on concentrationary music
This monumental archive, which will allow concentrationary music to return to life, will be located in the Citadel designed by the architect Nicolangelo Dibitonto, who will requalify the area and the structures of an ancient disused distillery in the city of Barletta (Puglia, Italy). In a surface of 9,000 square meters, it will host the Campus of Music Sciences, the Multimedia Library, the Thesaurus Memoriae Museum, the Nuovi Cantieri Theater, the International Bookstore of theTwentieth Century and a little Hotel for researchers and students. The Citadel will be completed and fully functional in few years.
This space will have study/research areas and an Main Hall; it will be the seat of the Master in Concentrationary Literature, of the National Jewish Music Centre "Emanuele Pacifici"and will include two Departments: the Triennial Course of Jewish Music Literature and Study Center of Hazanuth in Continental Europe and Mediterranean, as well as the Restoration Laboratory for musical scores and instruments.
THESAURUS MEMORIAE MUSEUM
This space will host works created by artists held in concentration Camps and other works of art donated to the Foundation by generous patrons; it will be provided with facilities for the use of the materials kept in the Video Library and Phonographic Archive, and will offer itineraries dedicated to individual visitors, school groups and other organized groups.
MUSIC SCIENCES LIBRARY
Books and multimedia works will be available for consultation in this department; it will include reading rooms and workstations, and and will be where conferences and editorial activities related to unpublished works and to Encyclopedia Thesaurus Musicae Concentrationariae will be held.
NUOVI CANTIERI THEATRE
The Nuovi Cantieri Theater is an outdoor space with a roof and was designed for concerts and theatrical performances. It is also equipped with a special space for audio and video recordings.
The bookstore will provide a wide editorial offer on the music of the 20th century up to the contemporary one and will be equipped with an educational laboratory, a space for book presentations, for reading and selling gadgets.
It is an accommodation facility for researchers and students and will include a Literary Café and a Restaurant.