2010 was the year I read James Joyce’s Finnegans
Wake. Questions about its ‘unreadability’ aside, I
discovered a strange rhythm and musicality in the text.
I found that this along with its sheer otherworldliness
began to influence the way I thought (not as in
‘thought about things’, but the mechanics of thinking).
And in particular, the way I listened. The book is
mysterious and unknowable, so it seemed impossible to
articulate its meaning and/or value by conventional
methods. This CD is an attempt to represent what
Finnegans Wake means to me through sound rather
released September 16, 2017
Music by Clinton Green. Recorded 2010-11. Track 2 features samples of Greg Wadley, Jack Ellitt, Percy Grainger, Gary Warner, Val Stephen and Arthur Cantrill.
Released on Shame File Music 2011 (sham060). Also available on mini-CDR from ShameFileMusic.com