The Bell Tolls For Hemingway

This is one of my favorite books ever. 📚

Hemingway wrote a compelling story about Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer assigned to a Republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War.

Even though Hemingway acknowledged that he invented the story, it gave me real chills to think that he was part of the war. He left to Spain to cover the Spanish Civil War as a journalist,  including even the battle of the Ebro (an important river of Spain) He was among the British and American journalists who were some of the last to leave the battle as they crossed the river.

Last year, I was playing the guitar and got hooked to a sequence of just one note: a beautiful little B flat. that came to me repeatedly, in a very basic rhythm pattern, soft, sad and distant. An empty feeling, the anticipation of a disaster. I really do not know why, but I just got chills out of this sequence. 😶

Do you know when you get the feeling that you have been there before?  Well, I was there.  I just travelled to this wonderful story. I wrote that sequence in my favorite composition software and I developed it until I got  the song “The bell Tolls for Hemingway”.

My humble tribute to this amazing writer, Ernest Hemingway. 🎖️

You can listen to it here:

If you have the chance of listen it to it, you could hear all those distant B flats, calling for a sad event.

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