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Monday, October 2 2017

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20:30
Live

Sean Noonan Memorable Sticks

Johnny Richards: keys
Michael Bardon: bass
Sean Noonan: rhythmic storytelling
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 “Memorable Sticks' Electric Trio, is currently performing diverse repertoire from his current 2016 songbook which include the album “Memorable Sticks' and selections from is the upcoming rock opera 'Zappanation'. Drummer, composer, storyteller Sean Noonan sees himself as a modern-day sonic griot, wandering the globe gathering stories, legends, and folklore like a punk-jazz Alan Lomax.
The Trio was formed after the 2016 album release 'Memorable Sticks”. Noonan adopts a magical scepter to dig the depths of the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland revealing 'Hidden Treasures', as if Henry Cowell, Cecil Taylor, Frank Zappa and the Grateful Dead were out on a night of romance in quest of a good street fight. The treasures that he finds along the way are filtered through his distinctive vision to become the unpredictable and far-ranging sounds of Noonan’s wide-spectrum music.
The Immortal Rod is a symbol of power and authority in the salt mine, and is always in the Foreman's possession. When the miners chip away at a wall of salt, the clatter of their pickaxes resounds from wall to wall, from floor to ceiling and, finding no outlet, soaks into the saline bedrock. The mine's walls remember everything – the voices of people, as well as horses. The memories residing in the walls can be awakened, upon being struck by the Rod. Sean Noonan penetrates the depths of Wieliczka's underworld, using a pair of magical drumsticks, and reveals the Hidden Treasures guarded by Skarbnik, the treasurer of that mine. Noonan encounters an apparition – the White Lady, Wieliczka, along with her dwarfs – who beseeches him, in tears, to take her from the salt mine.

2030
entrance fee:15

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