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Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani’s ‘Heart monologues’ Recording is Now Available for Audio Streaming


J. Bolfek-Radovani, B. Knapper, R. Šantek, and A.Tanaka performing "Myogram" live on stage. Photo: Martin Delaney

'Heart monologues' is a 30 min long multi-sensory recital based on Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani’s multilingual poem sequence ‘Heart monologues’, containing thirteen poems in French, English and Croatian. The recital combined words of Jasmina’s poetry with recorded and live voices, sound, and musical track (‘Heartbeat monitor’, Biorhythms, 2000) by the composer and performer of live computer music Atau Tanaka who performed one of his more recent pieces 'Myogram' (Meta Gesture Music, 2017) live on stage using embodied musical interaction technologies.

You can now listen to the recording of ‘Heart monologues’ (1m19s) streamed live between poems 11 and 12 during the performance with Atau Tanaka & three performers on stage. Created by: Delphine Salkin. With Pascale Salkin's music piece "Autumn" and heartbeats from Heartbeat monitor" by Atau Tanaka. Or, listen to the full live audio recording on Soundcloud (33 m).

You can also watch the short trailer (2m) or long trailer (2m48s).

‘Heart monologues’ was part of World in Westminster festival, 15-17 March 2022, Westminster University London. In collaboration with the Multilingual University Westminster Learning Community.

The project was funded by The Centre for Poetry, Queen Mary University of London and the University of Westminster.

Dr Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani’s project Unbound received funding from the AHRC-funded Language Acts and Worldmaking Small grants programme in 2018 and 2019.

For information about the publication of the project, Reveries about language / Rêveries autour de la langue / Sanjarenje of jeziku, printed for Language Acts and Worldmaking under the imprint of the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, King’s College London (ISBN: 978-1-897747-36-0), 2019, visit: https://jasminabradovani.com/portfolio/reveries-about-language-collection.

You can learn more about the project and all the participants here https://jasminabradovani.com/pages/heart-monologues