Michael Horovitz

The legendary poet, publisher, performer and impressario Michael Horovitz, with whom I had been working on a film for a number of years, sadly died in July.

I first saw him when I was seventeen, at a reading he gave with Christopher Logue & Lawrence Ferlinghetti at St Pancras Town Hall. Since then our paths have crossed many times, & on a number of occasions I’ve filmed his New Departures events at the Royal Albert Hall & the 100 Club. This clip, filmed in 2012, shows him performing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with the William Blake Klezmatrix, featuring trombonist Annie Whitehead & pianist Peter Lemer.

Work continues on our documentary, which I hope to release in the New Year.