Sean Noonan

Noonward (Copepod Records)

A 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. His music is informed by an eclectic variety of influences, including collected tone rows (e.g. Alban Berg), harmolodic jazz (Marc Ribot, Jamaaladeen Tacuma), aleatoric comprovisation (John Zorn, John Cage), Krautrock (Malcolm Mooney, CAN) and Malian griot traditions (Abdoulaye Diabaté).

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Sean Noonan drums and vocal
Alex Ward guitar and clarinet

Track Listing

  1. Packed 4:21
  2. Wrinkles of Time 6:48
  3. The Stated Aim 6:20
  4. White Light 6:04
  5. Circle of Willis 6:57
  6. Leaf Count 5:54
  7. Concrete Sleeper 7:38
  8. Man No Longer Me 6:03
  9. 9. Funnel Weaver

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