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Finnegans Wake | Suite of Affections
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Volume One | Volume Two

Finnegans Wake – Suite Of Affections: 28 chosen extracts from James Joyce’s novel, spoken by top Irish theatre and film actors – all set to music. In 2 Volumes. CD/digital. (2021-23).

NEW: In The Dreemplace: for violin, software instruments and electronics. Re-designed second edition with 5 new tracks. (2024)

NEW: Shylit Beaconings: 21 new compositions, each named after a phrase in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. CD/digital. (2024)


The documentary film The Curious Works of Roger Doyle is available to view online to Irish audiences at Volta. It was screened on Irish RTÉ1 TV on August 3rd 2021 and is now on the RTÉ Player.

 

BABEL – 25th anniversary special edition re-release
Double LP gatefold vinyl with full download code.
Originally released as a 5-CD set in 1999. Contains 103 pieces of music, with 48 collaborators, which took 10 years to compose. Each track imagined as a room/space in a giant tower city.

An extraordinary achievement by award-winning Irish electronic composer Roger Doyle, in which he brings to life an imaginary world in the Tower of Babel, complete with radio stations, ghostly singers and violinists in stairwells, and all the life of a great city. Profound, funny and tenderly sad, this is music for a new world.” (Circa Art Magazine).

The whole concept is amazing. Pieces are interlinked not just via the translocation of snippets, but via imagined stories (an instrumentalist heard in one track might be warming up for his/her solo in another track, for example). The rooms of the tower are individually characterized, along with the invocation of a panoply of imagined spaces. Doyle’s composition is virtuosic; his imagination seems to know no bounds.” (Fanfare Magazine USA).

 

Roger Doyle – composer, keyboardist, producer of own music, in concert and in the studio. Likes to work on large projects and to collaborate. He celebrates the multiplicity of music languages and new technologies. Prolific. See discography.
Roger Doyle Discographyy