Ron Thomas 1964

Karlheinz was living in New York City, touring the United States with Max Neuhaus and David Tudor, and traveling to Philadelphia for a full day of teaching each week. I frequently arranged to meet him on the train since I went home often to Montclair by way of Newark (his route as well). Often, en route to his next college-lecture-performance gig, he flew out of Philadelphia on the evening of our class. We frequently dined and rode to the airport by cab together. In this way I was able to spend a lot of time with him outside the class. It is clear at this distance (2000) that I got a rare glimpse of Karlheinz as a very human and personable individual and for this I am very grateful.
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