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Sleep of Reason

Written by Alessandra on December 7th, 2018 Posted in blog

Francisco Goya: Il sonno della ragione genera mostri

Francisco Goya: Il sonno della ragione genera mostri

 

In 2015, Massimo Martella contacted me to create the soundtrack of "My Duce I write you" a documentary film that tells one of the crucial periods of Italy through an unpublished view: hundreds of thousands of letters written by the Italians to Benito Mussolini. During the twenty years, Italians of all ages, sex and social backgrounds take the pen to write to the duce. They are accounts and peasants, students, nuns, prostitutes, writers and illiterates, workers and soldiers at the front. Many write to ask for financial aid, some to denounce wrongs or illegality, but most want only to communicate to Mussolini the faith in his person, with a devotion that sometimes leads to adoration. An exalted correspondence of hundreds of thousands of letters, selected, interpreted by four actors (and accompanied by the testimony of an exceptional sender, Andrea Camilleri), which is worth an extraordinary insight into life in the twenty years. These letters tell the story, the hopes, the pains of those who wrote them; and show how he was born, he grew up and then broke that relationship of affection without intermediaries that Mussolini, thanks also to the pervasive use of propaganda, was able to create with the Italians. For me it was very interesting to give a sound to this piece of history, to these feelings ... and now I decided to make available to all of you the songs I had composed (almost all on the piano) for the soundtrack of this interesting work . In order to avoid misunderstandings on my political vision, profoundly anti-fascist, and wishing that every person can always maintain his autonomy of thought and his essence of being "free" I have included them on spotify with the title "Sleep of Reason":