A self-confessed musical ‘mongrel’, Matthew Noone is an Australian-Irish ex-indie rocker, improviser, composer, thinker and performer of the 25 stringed lute called sarode. After beginning his musical career as a guitarist and drummer in Brisbane, Australia, Matthew fell in love with the sarode during an ill-fated buddhist pilgrimage to India in 2003. He has studied North Indian Classical music ever since with Sougata Roy Chowdhury in Kolkata and more recently with UK based sarodiya, K. Sridhar. He has performed at prestigious festivals across the globe such as WOMAD, Electric Picnic, Dublin Fringe, Woodford Folk Festival and Fireflies Festival of Sacred Music. Matthew composes in a diverse range of disciplines ranging from Irish traditional and Indian Classical music to free improvisation and electroacoustic music.