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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 12:34:04 -0700
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Congratulations! One of these days you'll hit critical mass with the 
market. I bought it and posted an announcement about it to FaceBook and 

Your check and lovely note came. Thank you!

I'm running on empty but still running. I hope all is well with you and Bob.

With affection,

On 8/7/2013 10:56 AM, <Margaret Fisher> DIGEST wrote:
> Dear Poundians,
> I hope Vol I of this series, released in July, has added to your 
> enjoyment of /The Cantos/.
> Vol II is now available as an e-book. Both books can be read on your 
> computer (recommended) or tablet.
> All best wishes,
> Margaret Fisher
> *
> Second Evening Art Publishing <http://www.ezrapoundmusic.com>
> Studies in the Music of Ezra Pound: Duration Rhyme and Great Bass 
> <http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EBXO1WK>
> *
> */New! <http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EBXO1WK>/ Volume II: /The 
> Transparency of Ezra Pound's Great Ba/ 
> <http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EBXO1WK>/s//s / 
> <http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EBXO1WK>*** 
> <http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EBXO1WK>*$ 9.99 
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> The basic premise of Pound's theory of great bass was daunting in its 
> austerity, but not particularly revolutionary: rhythm is the 
> fundamental element that determines artistic form in poetry and music. 
> Pound went on, however, to make claims for a great bass beyond rhythm. 
> He wrote about it as a trait that could identify genius in the person 
> and in the work of art. A person endowed with great bass had a sense 
> of "proportional frequency" and  "perfect" or "absolute" rhythm. With 
> such abstruse parameters, Pound's great bass has resisted analysis.
> This e-book examines great bass as a theory of rhythm and rhythmic 
> influence against the backdrop ofseminal works on  harmony from 
> medieval times to the twentieth century: Dante, Franco of Cologne, 
> Thomas Campion, Jean-Phillipe Rameau, Hermann von Helmholtz, Arnold 
> Schoenberg and Henry Cowell, among others. In this setting, Pound's 
> great bass joins thelong-standing practical and theoretical inquiry 
> concerning the bass part and bass function in music, itself part of a 
> larger ongoing investigation of human perception informed by musical 
> cognition.
>        The total number of contributions to the science of harmony in
>        our century is three...Schoenberg's Harmonielehre, Schenker's
>        Harmonielehre, and Pound's Treatise. This grouping may seem
>        unusual, for the former two are carefully worked out
>        philosophizings by musicians of great reputation, while Pound's
>        Treatiseis a scramble of jottings on a subject about which he
>        could be expected to have only the vaguest notions. But they are
>        the right notions, and that is why I signaled it as an important
>        text, . . .
>                                R. Murrray Schafer, /Ezra Pound and Music/
> <http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DQHJ0JQ>
> *Volume I: /The Echo of Villon in Ezra Pound's Music and Poetry, 
> Toward a Theory of Duration Rhyme/$5.00* 
> <http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DQHJ0JQ>
> The principal essay of this e-book of essays about Pound's music 
> identifies the duration rhyme as a metrical construct of musical 
> proportion within Pound's/Cantos/. Using computer-assisted models, the 
> author demonstrates how Pound applied the relative temporal durations 
> of elements in his poems---vowels, syllables, words, phrases and verse 
> lines---and the precise proportions that result from those relations 
> to arrive at his great bass of a new poetic based on time durations 
> and informed by music.
> Margaret Fisher <http://independent.academia.edu/margaretfisher>is 
> author of /Ezra Pound's Radio Operas, The BBC Experiments/ (1931-1933) 
> (The MIT Press, winner of the 2002 Ezra Pound Society Prize), /The 
> Recovery of Ezra Pound's Third Opera/: Collis O Heliconii, /Settings 
> of Poems by Catullus and Sappho/, and /The Echo of Villon in Ezra 
> Pound's Music and Poetry, Toward a Theory of Duration Rhyme/. With 
> Robert Hughes, she co-edited The Complete Music of Ezra Pound, a 
> series of five volumes with engraved music scores for Second Evening 
> Art Publishing. In 2008 she received the prestigious Rome Prize for 
> work on early Italian Radio, Futurist Radio and a translation of 
> /Radia/, Pino Masnata's posthumously published /Gloss of the 1933 
> Futurist Radio Manifesto/, with Fisher's Introduction and Notes 
> (Second Evening Art, 2012).
>        These ebooks are designed to be read with ebook reader software
>        for tablets and computers. Many ebook readers can be downloaded
>        for free.
>        Second Evening Art Publishing
>        1420 45th Street #16
>        Emeryville CA 94608
>        www.ezrapoundmusic.com <http://www.ezrapoundmusic.com>
> <http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EBXO1WK>