finnegans wake set to music, unabridged
The idea was a simple enough question. How many ways are there to read James Joyce’s great and bizarre novel Finnegans Wake?
Seventeen different musicians from all around the world, each assigned to render a chapter aurally. The only requirements: the chapter’s words must be audible, unabridged, and more or less in their original order.
We set Finnegans Wake to music twice. The first edition premiered 2015 May 4 and the second edition premiered 2015 February 2.
Our 2017 release debuted on May 4, featuring over 100 contributors from 15 countries. We are now focused on shorter passages — a page or a few pages. This will be our final group release but we will continue to release individual recordings on an ongoing basis, so get involved.
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