Waywords & Meansigns Volume Three

Guest Blog by Waywords & Meansigns Director Derek Pyle With collaborators from around the world, Waywords & Meansigns set James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake to music unabridged. Twice. But Finnegans Wake being the expansive, and addictive, book that it is, we decided to organize one last hurrah! In our two previous releases, we focused on the […]

Illuminating The Wake no.31

Welcome to ‘Illuminating the Wake’ where I get to share my personal approach to reading Finnegans Wake, a process of ‘reading-through-drawing’. Like many Wake readers, as I work my way through the book I habitually add my own annotations. These scrawled notes usually represent immediate responses to what I find in the text, rather than […]

Waywords & Meansigns – The British Take on Finnegans Wake

Waywords and Meansigns is a large-scale project setting the Wake to music unabridged, with each chapter set to music by a different person or group. While the project features readers and musicians from around the globe, a large number of the contributors are British. Neil Campbell, a mainstay of British fringe and experimental music scenes, […]

Waywords & Meansigns – Steve Gregoropoulos on Setting Finnegans Wake to Music

Steve Gregoropoulos is one of the composers working on Waywords and Meansigns, an international project setting Finnegans Wake to music unabridged. For the project he worked the with book’s third chapter, “The Trial of Earwicker”. Gregoropoulos has read Finnegans Wake. Three times. “The first time I read it like a piece of literature,” he says. […]

Waywords & Meansigns – David Kahne on Setting Finnegans Wake to Music

You may not know David Kahne’s name but you will almost certainly have heard his music. A Grammy-winning American record producer and composer, Kahne has worked with the likes of Paul McCartney, the Strokes and Stevie Nicks (to name but a few), but he is perhaps best known to Joyceans for his work on the […]