Music and Words on the Making of Meaning

music and words on the making of meaning

Music and Words

The composer Rhodri Williams-Wandoch has created an amazing blend of music and words on the making of meaning. He describes the piece as an intricate and profound improvised invention on a chromatic theme. I’m the second author, a little after 2.20 minutes in, reading an excerpt from SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD entitled On War.

Listen to my dulcet tones (I think I was putting on my ‘posh’ voice) below:

The Garden

I wish I could share the sweet scent of the honeysuckle and lavender. The garden has reached its overgrown summer phase. The poor pink bench looks like it’s about to be reclaimed by nature.

music and words: scent of the garden


Sisters at the Edge of the World

Set in 1st century Scotland, SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD includes the battle of Mons Graupius between the Romans and the Caledonian tribes. The book features a neurodivergent main character and some rather complicated romance…

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“Ethereal and spellbinding…” Historical Novel Society

Read the article Roman Aberdeenshire features in author’s new book from Grampian Online.


I return to editing. Down the dungeon steps I go

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10 Replies to “Music and Words on the Making of Meaning”

  1. I listened to the words with music, on a grey, damp Saturday morning, with faint birdsong, which seemed to suit the shifting stream of moods and colours in the music and words, and, when it ended, I felt I was walking away from a large, complex, painting that my mind was still making senses of, even as I washed my face with cold water to start the day.
    Thank you.

  2. Hello Ailish from Cornwall, what a beautifully designed newsletter. I’m fascinated by the Parafantasy. An intriguing blend of words and music, thank you for sharing.
    Hmm, I wish I could print a picture of my garden but doesn’t look as pretty. More like a remnant of a visitation from a horde of locusts!
    Interesting you describe editing like going down the steps into the dungeon. Now proofreading that’s hard work. That’s like factory work for the brain. Take care, A.

    1. Bits of my garden are rather like that too. As for the dungeon, there is an actual dungeon in the books I’m working on, but it does work metaphorically too. I have almost reached the proofreading; thankfully I will not be alone for it 🙂

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