Drumavox (Coming Soon)
Drumavox is an all new project that merges a mixed Sardinian choir with the drum set
Alice Madeddu soprano Eva Pagella alto Matteo Siddi tenor Manuel Cossu bass Sean Noonan drums/rhythmic storytelling/composer
Rhythmic storyteller Sean Noonan composes and conducts with a pair of drum sticks original multi-stylistic music, fusing his discoveries from harmolodic jazz-rock to avant-garde chamber music. Using his "wandering folk" theory that captures the elusiveness of ever-evolving world music traditions and reorients them through his own distinctive lens like a punk-jazz Alan Lomax, Noonan composes new works that serve as an extension of a drummers limbs.
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Manuel Cossu, Baritenor, composer and arranger, was born in Mirano (Venice) in 1978. His musical career started at the music school Giovanni P. da Palestrina, where he had piano lessons with Ludovica Pane Costa and then with Maria Teresa Nano. Luca Jurman, Michele Fischietti (SLS teacher, level 5) and Mary Setrakian (Nicole Kidman's vocal coach in Moulin Rouge and The Lion King in Broadway) has been among his vocal coaches. He took part on severeal improvers masterclasses with international artists such as: Jacob Olesen and Anna Maria Caponecchi (Feldenkrais method applied on singing), Swingle Singers, Paola Tedde and Gary Graden. In January 2008 he founded the Echos Vocal Ensemble.
He released his first original EP, Mille Maree, in August 2009. He performs both as soloist and chorist on many concerts on regional, national and international scale (Poland, Spain, France, China). Now he is improving himself on ancient music, chamber music, musical and operetta.Among the shows he sang in: the unedited Musical Stradivari by Matteo Martis as Antonio Stradivari, Leggeri come l'acqua, Caramore (Cada Die Teatro), La mia vera arte (with Cavaliere Azzurro theatrical company). Hehas been singing in summertime at Forte Village Resort. In January 2013 he released his second original EP with the band Serendip, a group of musicians and singers who work on a project of unedited music. In 2013 worked on the first album of the Echos Vocal Ensemble, Prologue, released in may 2013.
Alice Madeddu, soprano, was born in Cagliari in 1983. On July 2006 she graduated in opera singing at the Conservatory Pierluigi da Palestrina in Cagliari, under guidance of Elisabetta Scano and Gianluca Belfiori Doro. She attended Master Classes by international musicians such as: Giusy Devinu, Mary Setrakian (vocal coach Nicole Kidman and The Lion King), Michele Fischetti (SLS), Swingle Singers, Gary Graden, Peder Karlsson and Katarina Henrison (from Real Group) and cooperated with famous artists like: Angelo Romero, Riccardo Leone, Gianluca Belfiori Doro, Enrico Pau, Sandro Sanna, Stefano Genovese, Dorian Wood, Sean Noonan, Tobias Hug (from Swingle Singers), Mario Brunello. She performs on many concerts all year long both as soloist and chorister on international scale (Poland, Spain, France, Slovenia, Finland, China, USA).
Among soloist appearances: “Gloria” A. Vivaldi; “Coronation Mass”, “Requiem”, “Mass in c minor”, “Regina Coeli” and “Exultate Jubilate” W. A. Mozart; “Stabat Mater” G. B. Pergolesi; “Stabat Mater” A. Scarlatti; “Missa Katharina” J. De Haan; “Messa a 5” G. A. Perti; “Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda” and “Tirsi e Clori” C. Monteverdi. Among the shows she took part: “Adelson e Salvini” V. Bellini; “Clorinda l'africana” by Enrico Pau; “Stradivari” and “Giovanna D'Arco” unedited musicals by Matteo Martis; “Il pianto di una madre” by Maria Loi; “Leggeri come l'acqua” and “Caramore” with theatrical company Cada Die Teatro; “La mia vera arte” and “Ada parla alle bambole” with theatrical company Il Cavaliere Azzurro.
The audio and video excerpts are from our previous project, Zappanation Rock Opera, and will have new audio excerpts for this project coming soon.