Drumavox at Teatro Intrepidi Monelli

Sean Noonan uploaded this event on September 21, 2019


Teatro Intrepidi Monelli
viale s. Avendrace 100


Thu, October 10, 2019




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Though voice and percussion have a long history in human musical development, the concept of a modern music ensemble using only four voices and percussion has been rarely explored.

Drumavox fuses the New York drummer, composer Sean Noonan with a Sardinian a cappella choir that features soprano Alice Madeddu, mezzo-soprano Eva Pagella, tenor Matteo Siddi, and bass Manuel Cossu. This relationship began in 2016 at the Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival in the premiere of Noonan’s rock opera Zappanation, a dedication to Frank Zappa and Edgar Varese.

Noonan coins himself as a rhythmic storyteller and conducts with a pair of drum sticks multi-stylistic music, fusing his discoveries from jazz-rock to modern classical chamber music. As a drummer, his compositions serve as an extension of his four limbs, mapping out polyrhythmic language on the drum set which is arranged for choir. ...

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