Ok, I admit it – I love my job as a music composer. Over the years, I’ve been privileged to write music for hundreds of enjoyable projects, films, tv shows, records, etc. But recently, I was asked to compose the score for a film for the Holocaust Museum in Aushwitz, Poland – a museum honoring the more than one million people who were exterminated at this death camp in World War II.
Watching this horrific footage hour after hour, day after day as I tried to compose the score, was an awful, gut-wrenching experience. I hope that the music I wrote helped to honor those were killed in Auschwitz, but I’m not sure any music can do this properly.
In any case, you can hear a short music sample from the score here.