Voce Regina is a multimedia archive that allows everybody listening to the voice of poets.
La Voce Regina 1
Sound poetry / Polypoetry
The selected material comes from the 3ViTre Archive of Polypoetry founded in 1983 by Enzo Minarelli and documents the most significant experience of the last century in the field of sound experimentation applied to poetry in a rigorously international context. The summarized poets are those who have made of oral and vocal research their aesthetic banner. They are presented with large samples to give a complete sense of their production. The sound poetry highlights the voice, the sounds of the language, the intonation, the pronunciation and sometimes the consequent openness to music without neglecting the typical instrumentation of the media. It is addressed at the ear and not at the eye of the user, therefore it must be listened to with the same attention with which it was conceived. La Voce Regina 1 consists of a first block of authors, about a hundred, created in 2006, to which about fifty were added in October 2022 to celebrate the restyling of both the software and the content desired by the Bologna Municipal Administration.
La Voce Regina 2
Tradition and avant-garde of Twentieth Century poetry
These are precious and rare audio-visual documents coming from the archives of Rai Teche, concerning poets and figures of the Italian literary Twentieth Century: from black and white videos taken from the historical cultural transmission of Rai L'Approdo, to relatively recent films such as those of L’Ombelico del Mondo, a Rai Educational program dedicated to poetry. In this way La Voce Regina 2 - tradition and avant-garde of Twentieth Century poetry, a selection of videos curated by Niva Lorenzini and Enzo Minarelli, which includes, on the experimental side, poets such as Pagliarani, Porta, Giuliani, Sanguineti, Balestrini, Vicinelli, Leonetti, Zanzotto; as far as tradition is concerned it includes Merini, Pasolini, Luzi, Bigongiari, Bertolucci, Ungaretti, Montale, Saba, Penna, Caproni, with a coupler of exceptional documents about Ezra Pound and Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Finally, the presence of younger poets with their performances, such as Rosaria Lo Russo, Enzo Minarelli and Lello Voce, should be noted.
La Voce Regina 3
The great season of Spanish-American poetry
This section includes important and historic entries by Hispano-American poets who have marked the literary history of the 20th century. Universally known names such as Neruda, Borges, Cortázar, Gabriela Mistral, Ernesto Cardenal and Mario Benedetti together next to fundamental voices who have renewed the poetic language such as Alejandra Pizarnik, Olga Orozco, Idea Vilariño, and Marosa di Giorgio. Not to forget the linguistic game of Oliverio Girondo and Fernando Silva or the social and political commitment of Roque Dalton, González Tuñon and Juan Gelman. The sound documents have been recorded along a period of more than thirty years, they come from the private archive of Roberto Pasquali, president of the Intercultural Association A.I.P.I. and from Hispano-American public archives such as the Audiovideotheque of Buenos Aires, the Museo de la Palabra of Montevideo, the Direcciòn de Literatura, Universidad Nacional Autònoma de México UNAM and the Casa de las Américas de La Habana, Cuba.