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 (which sits on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish people): 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 bus stops: 62, 44, 26)