PEAL Performance by Orchestral Maneuvers

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 1 in the Kislak Special Collections Center at Penn¹s Van Pelt Library for the Philadelphia launch of Randall Couch’s latest book, PEAL.

Concrete and conceptual, algorithmic and sensuous, PEAL explores the
analogy between melody and syntax by applying bell-ringing patterns to
lines of poetic text. The event will feature polyvocal performances of
some of the poems by members of the group Orchestral Maneuvers, under the direction of Sandra Bain Cushman.

This program immediately follows the annual symposium of the Philadelphia Avant-garde Studies Consortium, with which the PEAL project was first shared as a work in progress almost exactly a year ago. We¹re delighted to celebrate with PASC participants following the program.