The Reluctant Astronauts
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.
. 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
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