…The man behind those illustrious words remains, to this day, famous for the madness guiding his pen. And yet, Nietzsche’s rupture with socially delineated sanity has brought him much closer/has made him all the closer to a world where sanity and insanity often intertwine, for he was a devoted disciple of music.
Hanine, on a much humbler scale according to her own words, is just such a disciple. What this versatile artist owes to music transpires beyond mere indebtedness…
Music, and the violin in particular, have forged this self-made musician into an independent woman aspiring to severe all ties with an immutably patriarchal society, and impose the long-denigrated model of the emancipated female upon the rigid bigotry of the environment she was raised in.
In spite of having been denied the right to ambition, on account of potential “physical” impediments along the line of “stunted fingers”, her innate sense of revolt against prejudice and patriarchy propelled her high on the echelon as she honed her craft at the Lebanese Conservatory and graduated against all odds, and against all hindrances.