An inspired and far-reaching elegiac poem that starts from minimalist vistas and slowly unwinds gifting us with visual and emotional impressions in a crescendo of intensity: an ashen line traces the horizon of the sea, a minature sun slowly plunges in, the colors of radiance are transfigured into somber darkness.
Every image is an allegory and an essential component of the story-line. Like the tiles of an elaborate mosaic, the images converge to reveal a portrait of the landscape within. Traveling is a spiritual adventure: the seeker finds what is already within. With Silenzio however, geography is secondary: whether it be Asia, Africa or the corner down the street from home, traveling is proof that contemplation is salvation and it is everywhere to be found, as long as we know how to see it.

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