Chapter 1: Wood and Air
Over the last few weeks I had a chance to focus exclusively on the drum set, performing my current solo program and composing the next chapter of this very honest idiom and from getting to share it with many audience by now I found a way to transcend myself to a mode of expression by using just two bare naked natural acoustic instruments: wood and air. Well actually for the drums it is wood, metal and skin and for the voice, water air and fire.
Thus rhythm and sound are the essential…
“…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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Bruised by Noon Solo
Sean Noonan "Bruised by Noon" with my solo drum project "Bruised by Noon" performing all new material for upcoming Electro-Acoustic Solo Drum Album "Bartalk" among a few selections from previous release "Bruised by Noon”.