Neal Meyer performs works by John Cage using materials from Finnegans Wake. Writing for the Second Time Through Finnegans Wake (1974) uses Joyce’s name to create a series of mesostics which take us through the entire book in a little more than an hour, abandoning syntax and semantics but retaining and distilling the music and magic of the Joycean language. One7 (1991) is for a solo performer utilizing “any way of making sounds.” The sounds used for this realization are the Ten Thunderclaps — ten one-hundred letter words made by Joyce which provide structural punctuation at crucial points in Finnegan’s Wake.
Each month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded organizations and artists present ten concerts of adventurous and experimental music in the gorgeous Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center: contemporary/post-classical composition, free improvisation and the outer limits of jazz, electronic/electroacoustic music, new instruments, phonography, sound art, and other innovative musics. Watch a video clip about us on the Seattle Channel.
Location & Contact
In the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center.
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle WA, 98103
(SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford, Nearest Metro stops: 62, 44, 26)