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Sid Peacock et Steve Tromans

The original Beat Generation writers met in New York in the 1950s and quickly developed a reputation as new bohemian hedonists, who celebrated non-conformity and spontaneous creativity. Composer-in-residence Sid Peacock met Allen Ginsberg when he read at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. Accompanied by fellow-musician Steve Tromans, Peacock will narrate some of the major Beat works: Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, Gregory Corso’s Bomb, excerpts from Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and William Burroughs’ The Naked Lunch.