The other day, while I was washing the dishes, I listened to an interview with a contemporary philosopher who supported, with determination, the urgency of a collective Awakening, which I understood as the summation of everyone's personal awakenings and based on the will people to change the course of the world, which would lead the planet towards Peace and Prosperity. I had a glass in my hand and, rinsing it, I thought of those words within my world, trying to give them a place, a location, creating a space that could welcome them, in view of the important things to do to try to save this society adrift, seriously considering nuclear war as an option. "Great Awakening" I found myself whispering, as I concluded the home operation of putting the dishes out to dry. Those words weren't foreign to me at all. I felt them close. Upcoming. I knew that they could have been part of my day looking for something good to glimpse, in this chaos, which, starting with the pandemic, and, if we want, much earlier, as skilled analysts have repeatedly emphasized in the decade 2010 - 2020, is continued with the war in Ukraine, thanks to which shrewd manipulators continued undaunted to mislead the minds of People, many of whom risk being lost forever, to consecrate themselves to a form that no longer has anything human. The philosopher spoke of darkness. Many know them and they never lead to anything good, since man needs light. I listened to the whole interview, continuing to reflect on the content explained by the scholar, while I was preparing my coffee. I have reached the end, fully embracing the exposition of the themes, in form and content. I was happy, because I said to myself: "So you see Massimiliano that you are not far from the truth?". I drank the coffee, satisfied, while the interviewer greeted the philosopher. "Great Awakening" was shaping up as a definition that would keep me company, for the next few hours and perhaps for days. I took my time to savor those two good terms on which I wanted to have my say. Suddenly, an intuition: to write an Incipit for Strings in E minor. I had the first notes in mind, I would have written them, to listen to the overall sound of the chord. “Great Awakening” was already a title. So how to operate? Therefore, virgin score, E minor, 4/4, Andantino, Strings, Title: “Great Awakening”. First step: the shape within which to move. E minor is a tonality from which, in the last period, I have returned from time to time, because I can clearly see the harmonies to be developed. 4/4, with the right rhythmic breath. Andantino, because awakening is neither slow nor fast, but proceeds with a sure step. Strings, because when one awakens from a long collective hypnosis that has caused hysteria, one moves with long notes to return to self-awareness, one's whole being is transformed, from low to high frequencies, just as can be expressed with a string orchestra. I need to believe that something wonderful can happen, manifest itself, envelop us in a lyrical breath of Beauty. We deserve the best. We can be a splendor. We can live well in harmony with everyone. We are governed by a handful of putrid individuals who, as the scholar claimed, no longer even have the nature of human beings, given that they are deprived of light and plot in darkness. The fundamental step, which is also the first, is to start saying: "No!". A sacred No. We do not want a world of wars. We don't want hate. We don't want to destroy. Surely many scholars have investigated how the masses always let themselves be guided by murders. I, on the other hand, still wonder about it, then I see children playing in the kindergarten park nearby and I smile, because I know that the world still has hope. I won't work on the song yet for today. I feel the desire to reflect, since some words, like some sounds, must be decanted in one's own alembic. I remain confident. I want to hope, because without hope one lives really badly. I want to wish me and all the people I know to always live in the dimension of the Great Awakening and to keep the attention high. I want to thank all those who visit my site, because it is thanks to them that I realize the goodness of my work, so thank you… This piece comes from a thought of mine, which merged with an emotion, generated by listening to the 'exposition of essential themes analyzed by a philosopher of our times, who contrasts, with lucid force, the Great Reset of Davos, the Great Awakening of Humanity, thanks to which we will finally have Freedom, a gift to defend strenuously from attacks of the wicked who want mankind subdued. "Great Awakening" immediately seemed to me a good title for a piece of music which, in my mind, was orchestral from the beginning. After writing the first 4 chords for strings, I had the sensation of something majestic coming from those notes and that encouraged me a lot. The more I composed, the greater was the perception that that music should have a precise role in my production. I have been writing a screenplay for 4 years, based freely on my novel, "Muse - Thoughts of an artist", of which I am also taking care of the soundtrack, and, until the other day, I was missing a music to comment on a fundamental scene , which I found in the composition about which I am writing. If a good thing happens to one man, why can't it happen to everyone? What prevents it? I believe in the potential of People, I see and hear many who don't want to end badly and wish to live in such harmony that bad things will seem like just a faded memory, a warning that the triumph of wickedness will never happen again. If a human being goes mad with pain, this implies that everyone, having passed the point of no return, can sink into the blackest psychosis and, in the same way, if a person reaches a healthy balance, he is satisfied, he defends himself well against negativity, and he feels intimately happy, this path to joy is within everyone's reach, I believe in it. Not right away, but in the process of writing this piece, I spotted this rhythmic cell:
and I built the musical texture accordingly. I really like this song: it smells like Freedom. I long for a great awakening of humanity. We all need them, like water, libraries and concert halls, like bread, the sun, hope. Men without light must not win. He cannot conquer evil. We cannot suffer forever. I would like to wake up in the morning to a world free from pain.
In this era of lies, projected on a world scale, authentic words are needed. This is my message to the world for a peaceful revolution leading us to a New Age of Light.