August 17 Erdem Helvacioglu

This piece is about the earthquake, that took place in Turkey, August 17, 1999. It starts with an old song, coming from a record. The peaceful and nostalgic feeling is soon shaken, with the trembling and terrifying sounds resembling the earthquake. There is hope for life until the end, where the record player is crushed and all we have left afterwards, is the faint echo of our dead ones.

  • Year of composition: 2002
  • Duration of the submitted work: 2:42

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