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Inspiration Sources

The play’s writing process had lasted six (6) months and takentook place in three (3) cities: Tunis, Berlin and Manila. The inspirational trinity - music, books and solitude- had kept me company through to the end. Admittedly, solitude cannot be shared but let me tell you about the tunes and texts that had lit l the way for me. 

Books to nurture the soul

Canticles of the Life, Abou el Kacem Chebbi

Rubaiyat, Omar Khayyam

The Epistle of Forgiveness, Abul ʿAla Al-Maʿarri

Décadence, Michel Onfray

Le Cycle des Anges, Bernard Werber

Le Cycle des Dieux, Bernard Werber

Bienvenue au Paradis, Bernard Werber

Submission, Michel Houellebecq

Egyptian Book of the Dead, Ani

Walden, Henry David Thoreau

Meditations, Marcus Aurelius

Sputnik Sweetheart, Haruki Murakami

1984, George Orwell

Door of Perception, Aldous Huxley

The Gay Science, Friedrich Nietzsche

Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche

On the Nature of Things, Lucretius

The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri

Music for the gratification of the senses

Hopelessness, ANOHNI

Contrasts II, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh

Cello Suites, Bach

Ouï, Camille

Rest, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Heartache City, Cocorosie

Iris Extatis, Daphné

Spleen and Ideal, Dead can dance

Abu Nawas Rhapsody, Dhafer Youssef

Pacifisticuffs, Diablo Swing Orchestra

Plague Mass, Diamanda Galas

Fight Like A Girl, Emilie Autumn

Naphtaline Orchestra, EZ3kiel

Concierto En Canto, Fatima Miranda

Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, Henryk Górecki

Savage Sinusoid, Igorrr

Ritual Spirit, Massive Attack

Requiem in D minor, Mozart

Lïan, Rïcïn

Time Out, Sainkho Namtchylak

Brighter Wound, Son Lux

Xtabay, Yma Sumac

Bebalee, Fairuz

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