A speaking drummer and composer whose music enthusiastically defies category, Sean Noonan prefers the title rhythmic storyteller – an apt description for a modern-day sonic griot who spins imaginative yarns in the ancient tradition of wandering minstrels while weaving captivating narrative tapestries via his unique polyrhythmic language.
"Independence might be the ruling concept of this drummer/leader’s career. It defines a common relationship not only among his hands, feet, and voice, but between his art and almost everything else in drumland". Modern Drummer Magazine
Really excited to announce BOURNE BARDON NOONAN with Matthew Bourne (keys) Michael Bardon (bass) Friday 27th October, 2023 at London’s Jazzlive at the Crypt!
Also performing October 25 at The Queens Head in Monmouth
October 26th at St. Stephen's Church in Bristol BOOK TICKETS HERE
The debut trio which melds the extraordinary skills of Matthew Bourne (keys) where their collaboration ignited during the premiere of "Bartalk," a genre-defying monodrama for Speaking Drummer and Large Ensemble in April 2022 at our St. Giles' Church, seamlessly blending new music, free improvisation, and rhythmic storytelling.
Matthew Bourne, a fearless and unpredictable pianist and keyboardist, possesses a burning passion for crafting music from unconventional sources, often breathing life into old and broken instruments, tracing back to his innovative experiments, such as teaching himself piano by tossing confectionery into a school instrument.