The Transparency of Ezra Pound's Great Bass

'Transparency of Ezra Pound's Theory of Great Bass' by Margaret Fisher 
Vol. II The Transparency of Ezra Pound’s Great Bass
Margaret Fisher
Second Evening Art Publishing, 2013

About the Book

Margaret Fisher examines Ezra Pound’s Great Bass as a theory of rhythm and rhythmic influence against the backdrop of seminal 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 the long-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.

This is the second of two volumes on the relationship of music to the poetry of Ezra Pound.