Dear Friends, Second Evening Art has just released its first e-book on Ezra Pound's music. We invite you to take a look: Vol. I The Echo of Villon in Ezra Pound's Music and Poetry, Toward a Theory of Duration Rhyme <http://www.amazon.com/Villon-Pounds-Poetry-Duration-ebook/dp/B00DQHJ0JQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372886534&sr=1-1&keywords=The+echo+of+villon> by Margaret Fisher $5.00 or free for Amazon Prime members "The Echo of Villon," first of two volumes on the relationship of music and great bass to the poetry of Ezra Pound, brings together essays written for diverse publications. An Introduction and Brief History provide background to Ezra Pound as a composer. The principal essay, drawn from the 1923 facsimile edition of /Le Testament/ score (Pound's opera to words by François Villon) traces the role of music and of Villon in Pound's oeuvre. Using computer-assisted analysis of Pound's recorded readings of his poetry, 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 the great bass of a new poetic based on time durations. Musical structures in the poetry came into view as if the poems had been X-rayed. Pound's extensive compositional activities in the 'teens, '20s and '30s began to make sense as a means of creating quantitative structure from time durations and relations to give metrical shape to poetry that included many languages. Pound was able to "cut a shape in time" using the relative durations of elapsed time. Margaret Fisher is author of "Ezra Pound's Radio Operas, The BBC Experiments (1931-1933)" [The MIT Press]; and "The Recovery of Ezra Pound's Third Opera: /Collis O Heliconii/, Settings of Poems by Catullus and Sappho" [Second Evening Art]. With Robert Hughes she co-edited the Complete Music of Ezra Pound in five volumes. Recently she translated Pino Masnata's unpublished manuscript on Futurist radio art, "Radia, A Gloss of the 1933 Futurist Radio Manifesto" [Second Evening Art].