Finnegans Wake in Words and Music at Waywords and Meansigns

Waywords and Meansigns Opendoor Edition. Finnegans Wake set to music.

The UlyssesCentenary has arrived. This delivers on two portents: That Centenary fun is almost done; and, it’s time to prepare the FinnWakeCentenary. I presume the FinnWakeCent will be an improvement since it will recycle until the FinnWakeBiCent.

The best way I have found to begin the adoration is by listening to and participating in Derek Pyle’s project Waywords and Meansigns: Recreating Finnegans Wake [in its Whole Wholume]. This magical, musical mash-up invites Wake sonamb-enthusiasists to record a little of the funagain in a living tribute. Derek conceived of the project a score of years ago with Kelley Kipperman. He continues to conduct the score with designer and communications specialist Sara Jewell. The project’s Opendoor event is guided by the estimable Angel-Contributor Dr. Talia Abu. The result is a compilation of musical, vocalized, and spoken recordings, easily created by the digitally remedial like me or by soundtrack savvy recorders like you.

My contribution was a reading of Book I, Chapter 4, p 93 l 22 through p 94 l 22. If birds are nesting in your eaves, the screeching will scatter them. That can be found at…

waywordsandmeansigns.com/don-ward/

That’s a tip…tip…tip….

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