Waywords and Meansigns: Recreating Finnegans Wake [in its whole wholume], Wholume 2

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Image by Robert Berry

Last year, I talked to Derek Pyle about his production Waywords and Meansigns, a collaborative music project that recreates James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake in a range of musical genres by all kinds of musicians. In our interview, he revealed that there would be a second volume adaptation of the Wake this winter:

Biblioklept: When do you anticipate the completed project being released?

DP: So we’re actually doing two separate editions of Waywords and Meansigns; both will be unabridged, all 17 chapters. When we first put out the call for musicians, there were so many folks we didn’t want to turn away. So the first edition will debut very soon — 4 May 2015. Then the second edition will debut sometime during the coming winter, with a whole new cast of musicians.

And so well that coming winter is here now—on JJ’s birthday. So Here Comes Everybody! Check it out.

2 thoughts on “Waywords and Meansigns: Recreating Finnegans Wake [in its whole wholume], Wholume 2”

  1. I’ve always said that you won’t understand a thing about Finnegans Wake until you’ve gotten piss drunk and sang it out loud to yourself. This sounds like a great project.

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  2. Hi,
    I hope you don’t mind me contacting you.
    I’ve attached an image of a painting I’ve just completed. It’s broadly based on Finnegans Wake. If it’s of interest, I would be very happy to send some notes explaining the thinking behind the picture. 

    Regards,

    Sean Hargadon,

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