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Sean Noonan

Rhythmic storyteller Sean Noonan composes and conducts with a pair of drum sticks original multi-stylistic American music. 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. An Irish-American drummer with a theatrical bent and a passion for African rhythms, Noonan’s excursions are both geographical, taking him to far-flung corners of the world to study cultural and conceptual traditions as he explores the outer limits of music to soak in harmolodic jazz, bleeding-edge rock or avant-garde classical influences

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Sean Noonan: Not Simply Beating a Dead Horse Drum

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Composer and drummer Sean Noonan is an explorer, charting many edges of the compositional frontier. The term unique does not quite cover the range of his thoughtful, abstract approach to musical narrative.

Edgy is often the operative theme in Noonan's repertoire, gleamed from studious sojourns to distant cultures and locales. Noonan's results take form in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sean Noonan: Man No Longer Me

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From the first bass notes of “Man Vs. Machine" the opening track from Sean Noonan's Man No Longer Me it's obvious that this isn't your average jazz fusion record. The Irish American Noonan combines West African rhythms, with jazz harmony, and the absurdist humor and attitude of Frank Zappa, making this release a welcome respite from ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sean Noonan: Man No Longer Me

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Man No Longer Me is about the transformation of a man who gets tickled by a sunbeam one morning on a mountain top and who, as the story progresses, wanders and gets lost in a desert and transforms into a coyote.

All clear, so far?

New York avant-garde drummer Sean ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sean Noonan: Man No Longer Me

Read "Man No Longer Me" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Drummer and self-declared Storyteller Sean Noonan's body of work draws from a variety of different music and poetry of past and present. Having explored various musical cultures in the past, Noonan feels as much as home with cutting edge distorted punk riffs as he does with mellow Jazz Fusion or even chamber music. On his most ...

ARTICLE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Sean Noonan e il Questionario di Proust

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All About Jazz: Il tratto principale della mia musica.

Sean Noonan: “Questo, questo." “Sì?" “Questo è il CONTRARIO di noioso" (come ha detto qualcuno su http://louderthanwar.com/sean-noonan-cantus-domus-stargaze-haldern-pop-2016).

AAJ: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me.

SN: Che abbiano sempre voglia di rischiare e che non abbiano ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ai Confini Tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXI Edizione

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Sant'Anna Arresi (CI)
01-10.09.2016

Per questa trentunesima edizione, il festival Ai Confini Tra Sardegna e Jazz ha messo al centro del proprio programma la figura di Frank Zappa. Trattandosi di una manifestazione prevalentemente dedicata all'improvvisazione radicale, la rivisitazione del repertorio zappiano non poteva (non doveva!) limitarsi all'agiografia, al tributo, alla riproposizione ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Sean Noonan's Stories From Behind The Drum Kit Continue With Bruised By Noon

Sean Noonan's Stories From Behind The Drum Kit Continue With Bruised By Noon

Bruised by Noon, A Limited Edition Solo Drum Project Which Concludes the Tale of Finny Finnigan, the Gambler Who Was Introduced on Noonan's Critically Acclaimed 2012 Project A Gambler's Hand, Available as CD, Download and Vinyl and Accompanying Book Drummer/composer/storyteller/producer Sean Noonan is among the most prolific and innovative musicians of his generation. Just a few months after the release of his ...

NEWS: RADIO

Sean Noonan Will Preview Music From New CD On Concert Window Webcast On May 28

Sean Noonan Will Preview Music From New CD On Concert Window Webcast On May 28

On Wednesday, May 28, drummer, composer and producer Sean Noonan will preview music from his upcoming June 3 album, Pavees Dance: There's Always the Night, in a very special webcast on Concert Window. The live, real-time performance will feature Noonan, along with keyboardist Alex Marcelo, and - in a rare performance - former Can frontman Malcolm Mooney. The webcast will begin at ...

Sean Noonan: A Gambler's Hand

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L'impiego di un quartetto d'archi in ambiti jazzistici e di improvvisazione non è più una novità già da parecchio tempo; sono molti infatti musicisti e compositori che hanno contribuito ad abbattere i muri che separano sempre più debolmente i vari settori della musica contemporanea (basti pensare a Kronos Quartet e John Zorn tanto per fare un ...