James Joyce Ulysses Centenary Commission 2022


The Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland and Centre Culturel Irlandais announce Ulysses Journey 2022 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses by James Joyce. Ailís has been commissioned to create a music and film work as part of the celebrations.

The 100th anniversary on 2 February 2022 of the publication of Ulysses by James Joyce will be celebrated all over the world. In light of the importance to Dublin and Ireland of this milestone in world literature, as well as its significance to Paris and France, the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland (CMC) and Centre Culturel Irlandais (CCI) are planning an international celebration.

Given Ulysses’ connections with Ireland, France (where it was published) and Hungary (through the character Leopold Bloom), Ulysses Journey 2022 will start in Dublin and Paris on 2 February 2022, and will journey to Belfast and back to Dublin in early February 2022 and throughout April 2022, onwards to Budapest for Bloomsday 2022 and 17 June 2022, and will end in Paris on 18 June 2022.


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