Wednesday, March 25, 2015

News from afar

For anyone following our progress, we have reached the end of Book 2 with some jubilation. Meanwhile, others have been hard at it elsewhere. I had an email from Waywords and Meansigns updating us on their progress:

"On May 4, 2015 Waywords and Meansigns: Recreating Finnegans Wake [in its whole wholume] will debut a new, unabridged audio version of Finnegans Wake, collaboratively read and set to music by contributors from around the globe.

All audio will be freely distributed via the Waywords and Meansigns website,

Excerpted selections from are currently streamable via the website.

We are currently accepting musicians for a second unabridged edition of Finnegans Wake.

If you have friends, colleagues, or press contacts who might be interested in our project, please share!

We welcome any inquires from the press."

One of the participants is our roaming correspondent PQ, who has not only read a section for the project, but enlisted others to make it a musical effort with sound effects. You can read all about it over on his Wake blog, Finnegans Wake!

And Leslie from our group turned up an article about a group in Boston who sounds like an East Coast version of our own, although with a bit more longevity. You can read about the Thirsty Scholars HERE. I will say that many of the commenters on the Boston Globe article seem to be as mystified by the project as most of the people who come across us are...

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