Boulez Conducts: An Homage poem from 1974

AmericanSuiteOver the last few days I have been listening to what Boulez compositions (for ex. his Répons) I have been able to gain access too, various talks & interviews while thinking back on the many years during which he has been a major composer, conductor, thinker & writer for me. As chance would have it, an advance copy of my new collection of poems, An American Suite, to be published in March by inpatient press arrived yesterday. These are poems picked by Tamas Panitz from old sheaths of typescripts he helped me convert to e-versions two years ago. As he was doing this, he noticed poems I had published only in magazines if at all), but had never gathered in book-form. I suggested that he should put together what he thought was still useful among these works — which he did, adding an introduction & finding the publisher. Among the works in this book there is a poem recording what was my first live encounter with Boulez as a conductor at the Roundhouse in London in 1974. I’ll reproduce the poem here below as an homage.
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