Chapter 3 Journal from Zappanation Rock Opera
The final Compositional Process has been completed where we have tracked the entire ensemble in the recording studio and I am in the final stages where I treat studio production and editing as a part of the process. Editing is only used to exploit the most interesting and unique moments which often happens during improvisation. I am currently working on this and hope to share with you the final result next year. You can read about the libretto storyline here
“…it’s safe to say that you’ve never heard music like this before…will have you wondering why Sean Noonan isn’t a household name.” – Mark Saleski, Blogcritics.org
Drummer/composer Sean Noonan sees himself as a modern-day sonic griot. In the spirit of those traveling African storytellers, Noonan wanders the world gathering stories, legends, and folklore like a punk-jazz Alan Lomax. The treasures that he finds along the way are filtered through his distinctive vision to become the unpredictable and far-ranging sounds of Noonan’s wide-spectrum music, which combines the eloquence of an Irish bard, the narrative rhythms of Samuel Beckett, and the raw physicality of a street-smart boxer.
Over the course of 19 albums and hundreds of performances around the world, Noonan has worked with an incredible array of artists including Marc Ribot, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Mat Maneri, Susan McKeown, and Can’s Malcolm Mooney.
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