Thursday, May 04, 2017

Waywords and Meansigns Opendoor Edition (Finnegans Wake set to music)




finnegans wake collaboratively set to music


For this 2017 release we gathered over 100 musicians and readers from 15 different countries to set James Joyce's Finnegans Wake to music.

Unlike our previous releases, which were both unabridged versions of the Wake, this is an incomplete "open edition", meaning we want YOU to submit your own recording. (Composer Andrea Riley has even written an open score, which you could interpret or perform. Click here to download.)

With releases in 2015, 2016 and now 2017, we have created some 70 hours of audio in total, setting the entire text of Finnegans Wake to music multiple times. Project director Derek Pyle has written about the evolution of the project on our blog.

We love to hear from you, so drop a line and let us know what you think!

Over three hundred people have been directly involved in production of our audio. We dedicate this 2017 edition to all the good people working behind the scenes — all the collaborators, producers, audio engineers, editors, and everyone who supported us.

To everyone who believed in and encouraged the project when it was still a weird little idea, helping us grow in size and in spirit, thank you for fostering what is now a rather large but equally weird idea.

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