Australian-Irish ex-indie rocker, improviser Matthew Noone is a composer and performer of the 25 stringed lute called sarode. After beginning his musical career as a guitarist and drummer in Brisbane and Sydney in the mid 90s, Matthew fell in love with the sarode during a trip to India in 2003.
Matthew Noone has performed Indian classical music across the globe and composes in a diverse range of disciplines ranging from Irish traditional music, free improvisation and contemporary electroacoustic music.
Matthew has released two albums of new arrangements of traditional music with percussionist Tommy Hayes (An Tara) and in 2017 released his debut solo album Let Luv B Ur Guru featuring twenty-three original compositions using sarode, fiddle, ukulele, loops and drones.
He plays two unique custom made hybrid sarodes. The first was designed particularly for playing Irish traditional music and the second is an innovative electroacoustic 'dream' sarode for exploring new composition.
“unique and profound music” - Celtic Road Radio
“nothing short of pure magic” - Hot Press Magazine