The Reluctant Astronauts

Sean Noonan and The Reluctant Astronauts (New Electric Trio Recording session on April 16-17, 2018 So Audio Coming Soon)

Lately I have been collecting and composing new pieces based on tone rows and developing techniques from visionaries like Charles Wuorinen.  When I compose I first improvise on the drum kit to rhythmically map out my 4 limbs to be used as a basis to compose all new pieces that are treated as an extension of the drum set. I will be recording in April a new project, "The Reluctant Astronauts" and recently returned from a retreat in the Moors with Johnny and Mick to develop a series of interstellar songs that I hope will boldly go where no electric trio has gone before.

Sean Noonan and The Reluctant Astronauts will be landing at the Vortex Jazz Club on March 5 to premiere a series of new interstellar Electric Trio compositions. Join us if you are in London.  With Johnny Richards - keyboards and Michael Bardon on bass as they record their debut Album "7 Days in Space" in April 2018 that is based on a series of Tone Rows that Noonan collected during his travels.  One can't imagine what Noonan's final result will be this time that features this young trio but here is a review from his previous release "Man No Longer Me"

"Intense, daft, tricksy, virtuoso, addictive: an absolute trip from a “modern-day sonic griot " Read Entire Review HERE

Sean Noonan Interview- Not Simply Beating a Dead Horse Drum

Rhythmic storyteller Sean Noonan composes and conducts with a pair of drum sticks original multi-stylistic music fusing his discoveries from harmolodic jazz rock and avant-garde chamber music. Noonan’s wide-spectrum music combines the stories of an Irish bard with the raw physicality of a street-smart boxer. 

"Memorable Sticks" trio performs mostly in electric bass/keyboard configuration and all audio excerpts are from Noonan's diverse song book. 

"Sean Noonan's concept is as original as a fingerprint" - New York Jazz Record 

"The powerhouse drummer draws equally on Bartok, early Can, jazz, Balkan and avant garde theatre music." New York Music Daily

Sean Noonan makes Cover of Jazzinside check it out HERE
You can read recent concert review HERE
Memorable Sticks Review in Polish HERE
Listen to "Memorable Sticks" Full Album HERE