“Bound: for Amelia Rosselli” is an homage to Amelia Rosselli, one of the most important Italian poets of the twentieth century. It consists of a selection of Jasmina’s both published and unpublished poems produced in collaboration with composer Alan Chamberlain and music producer & musician Gary Bromham, as well as with sound artist Alo Allik and others. The series was created to mark time in lockdown. All the poems are accessible on Soundcloud.

“Bound: for Amelia Rosselli” is an homage to Amelia Rosselli, a trilingual poet and one of the most important Italian poets of the twentieth century. Rosselli was an exile and a poet of mixed heritage: Italian father and English mother. She was born in Paris in 1930; at the age of seven she lost her father who was prosecuted and murdered by the Mussolini’s regime. Her English mother was a political activist and her grandmother a Venetian Jewish feminist, playwright and translator. In her trilingual work Diary in Three tongues (1955-1956), Rosselli “employs textual strategies which convey the fragmentation and restructuring of language, where her traumatic experience resides as a wound inflicted on the symbolic order” (Pina Antinucci, 2015).  Rosselli who moved constantly between languages (Italian, English and French), territories and cultures was also an educated musicologist with an acute sense for prosody and rhythm in poetic language. Sadly, Rosselli died in Rome in 1996 after having committed suicide.

“Bound: for Amelia Rosselli” series:

Sunday 12 April, Week 1: “Shadows
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music and sound production by: Gary Bromham
(Shadows” was published in Lucent Dreaming, issue 2, 2018)

 

Sunday 19 April, Week 2: “The fury of Achelous
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music and sound production: Gary Brougham

Sunday 26 April, Week 3: “Disappearance of a dream
Written and read by:Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music: Alan Chamberlain
Sound production: Gary Bromham

Sunday 3 May, Week 4: “The sum of your desires
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music: Alo Allik
Sound production: Gary Bromham

Sunday 10 May, Week 5: “As if
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music: Alan Chamberlain
Sound production: Gary Bromham
(Published in “Reveries about language“, London, 2019)

Sunday 17 May, Week 6: “For Amelia Rosselli
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music: Alan Chamberlain
Sound production: Gary Bromham
(“For Amelia Rosselli” was published in the Molly Bloom online magazine, May 2020).

Sunday 24 May, Week 7: “L’étrangère
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music: Alan Chamberlain
Sound production: Gary Bromham
(Published in “Reveries about language“, London, 2019)

Sunday 31 May, Week 8: “Sonic
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music: Alan Chamberlain
Sound production: Gary Bromham

Sunday 7 June, Week 9: “from Heart monologues 9.
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music and sound production: Gary Bromham
(Published in “Reveries about language“, London, 2019)

Sunday 14 June, Week 10: ‘More than this
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music & sound production: Gary Bromham
(More than this was published in Pamenar Press, March 2020)

Sunday 21 June, Week 11: “Perils / Opasnosti
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music; Saša Štulhofer
Sound production: Gary Bromham

Sunday 28 June, Week 12: “In Nevers
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Music: Alan Chamberlain
Sound production: Gary Bromham

Sunday, 5 July, Bonus track: “The sense of place
Written and read by: Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani
Sound production: Gary Bromham