Poet Gregory Corso has been called “The Last Beat.” Indeed, that is the title of a new documentary by Gustave Reininger to be shown as part of the upcoming "I Gave Away the Sky" Corso festival at University of Cincinnati.
The festival will consider Corso’s work and legacy through an art exhibition, lecture, poetry reading, an evening of music and the film. The term “last,” in regards to Corso, refers to the fact he outlived other Beat writers — notably Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Corso died in 2001 at the age 70 after writing such touchstones as The Happy Birthday of Death, Gasoline and Bomb.
At Memorial Hall on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m., music will come into play as David Amram’s original score for the 1959 film Pull My Daisy will be presented in a new arrangement by local performance artist Jane Carver in Muse-Sick: The Corso Suite. All the more thrilling is that after recently acting as the composer-inresidence for the Democratic Convention, Amram will be present to conduct Carver’s work as well as several of his own pieces.
$5. Food and a cash bar will be provide for the evening by Memorial Hall. Read more about the Corso festival here.