MATT SULLIVAN  -  Oboe,  English Horn

  Director of Double Reed Studies at NYU Steinhardt
Department of Music and Preforming Arts Professionals

"MULTIPLE ONENESS", art and music layered and blended together in intriguing ways."                                                     -  SARASOTA TRIBUTE  (2012)
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"MULTIPLE ONENESS", an intriguing performance art piece by the oboist Matt Sullivan and painter Ken Cro-Ken."            -  THE NEW YORK TIMES  (2011)

" ...the cutting edge." - THE NEW YORKER (1999)

"gorgeously lyrical playing."  - THE NEW YORK TIMES (1994) 

Matt is a performing Artist for Buffet Crampon and as such, plays exclusively on a Buffet Greenline oboe;...an instrument that is in harmony with the environment.
For further details about the greenline or ORFEO oboe
please go to the buffet crampon tab above.

MATT SULLIVAN
PERFORMER, TEACHER, COMPOSER, IMPROVISER,
&
CREATOR OF ARTS-IN-EDUCATION PROJECTS

From classical music to the avant-garde

Acoustic & Electronic: oboe,
english horn
& oboe d'amore

  Director of Double Reed at NYU Steinhardt
Department of Music and Preforming Arts Professionals


AVAILABLE NOW

A NEW REED MAKING DVD

MATT SULLIVAN - REED TALK

TO MAKING DEPENDABLE OBOE REEDS
TOTAL TIME 56 MIN.
22 CHAPTERS

$25 (Includes Shipping & Handling)

MATT LEADS YOU STEP BY STEP.
WITH EASY CHAPTER MARKERS


* FOR MORE INFO. PLS CLICK ON THIS LINK:
http://mattsullivan.org/Reed_Making.html



"The Cutting Edge" - THE NEW YORKER


Matt is a Performing Artist for Buffet Crampon and as such, plays exclusively on a Buffet Green Line oboe;
...an instrument that is in harmony
with the environment.


Created in 1994, the Green Line series of instruments has taken advantage of the excess wood remaining from the clarinet manufacturing process. This process of combining grenadilla powder with carbon fibers produces an oboe that is greatly resistant to environmental change and helps to relieve stress on the African grenadilla wood population. 

For more info. please click on the link below:


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MULTIPLE ONENESS
MATT SULLIVAN & KEN CRO-KEN



NEW YORK TIMES - Music Review   

By VIVIEN SCHWEITZER
(Published: February 22, 2011

 

Ari Mintz for The New York Times


The painter Ken Cro-Ken, rear,

and the oboist Matt Sullivan presented their performance-art piece “Multiple Oneness.”


"The most unusual work I encountered was “Multiple Oneness,”

an intriguing performance-art piece by the oboist Matt Sullivan and the painter Ken Cro-Ken. While Mr. Sullivan played a melancholy lament over recorded sounds, Mr. Cro-Ken poured liquids onto a canvas projected onto a video screen. The colorful liquids flowed through the painting’s raised surfaces like yellow lava, swirling in strange tandem with the oboe’s melancholy tunes."


To see this performance please click on this link below:

http://www.youtube.com/mattsullivanmusic

TO READ THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW CLICK HERE:
www.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/arts/music/23now.html

* To hear more music from
Matt's up coming album:

"MULTIPLE ONENESS"
pls click below:
http://www.myspace.com/mattsullivanoboist




FirstAVnue with Special guest, Ken Cro-Ken
LIVE at C.B.G.B.s in NYC 2004

To hear some music from the historic
electro-acoustic trio- FirstAVenue

click on this link:

http://mattsullivan.org/FirstAVEnue-_Electro_Acoust.html

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CONTACT MATT DIRECTLY BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK:
MATT.SULLIVAN@NYU.EDU





RECENT EVENTS

IDRS 2014 NYU
INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE REED SOCIETY CONVENTION AT NYU



Hosted by Matt Sullivan
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RECENT

WEEKEND OF CHAMBER
MUSICNORTH BRANCH INN

July 18th, 2013
http://www.wcmconcerts.org/pages/concerts.html

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MULTIPLE ONENESS 
T I M E  R E L E A S E D   P E R F O R M A N C ES
KEN CRO-KEN & MATT SULLIVAN 
IDRS CONVENTION JUNE 2013
REDLANDS UNIVERSITY OF REDLANDS
FREDERICK LOEWE THEATRE 9 AM
SCHOOL OF MUSIC, Redlands, California
idrs2013.org
/ 
* ANOTHER
MULTIPLE ONENESS

TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCE:

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WHITE BOX GALLERY
329 Broome Street  New York, NY 10002
 (212) 714-2347
Wherefore ART Thou?
Sunday, December 9th, 2012 3-6pm
NYU
Steinhardt, MPAP
Under the guidance of Professor Matt Sullivan.
Videos by Ken Cro-Ken

NYU GRAD. + UNDERGRAD. WOODWIND MUSICIANS
(Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions)

Surrounded by sound, music and visions




For more information and photos from this performance
 you can click on the link below which leads you to UPCOMING EVENTS tab.



RECENT EVENT:
WHITE BOX
GALLERY
329 Broome Street  New York, NY 10002
(SOHO, MANHATTAN)    (212) 714-2347

BEACH BOX   SUMMER SERIES 

"BURN" LIVE PERFORMANCE
Saturday,
August 25, 6pm - 8m

Matt Sullivan, electro/acoustic oboe
& Ken Cro-Ken, environmental painter

WEEK TWO (OF THREE WEEK EVENT)

Frankenstein on the Beach
Curated by Raul Zamudio

*Also a performance by:
Ryder Cooley & Jasmine Dreame Wagner

WHITE BOX GALLERY
329 Broome Street  New York, NY 10002
(SOHO, MANHATTAN)    (212) 714-2347


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Hosted by N.Y.U.
Summer 2014!!!
IDRS- International Double Reeds Society
convention is coming to New York, 

NYU Steinhardt

Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
Prof. Matt Sullivan (left),  Dr. Esther Lamneck (right)

CLICK ON THE NYU IDRS 2014 link above.

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RECENT  EVENTS

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"TAKE ME TO THE RIVER"

("MULTIPLE ONENESS" SERIES)

Matt Sullivan, Ken Cro-Ken
&
QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS

Saturday, May 12, 2012
SOLD OUT!   S.R.O.!

Little Secret Theatre
(Studio 104)
44-02 23rd Street,
Long Island City, Queens, NY.

Cro-Ken projects a video that highlights his active paint process in all weather to reveal
it's connection to the universe; while
QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
accompanies Matt Sullivan
in a MULTIPLE ONENESS
.
.
  Cro-Ken's paintings & videos link:
www.KenCroKen.com

image

MATT SULLIVAN

>>>UPCOMING EVENTS<<<




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* QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
Sunday, June 17, 2012   2:30 pm
QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN
FLUSHING, NEW YORK


DETAILS BELOW

  QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS


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RECENT  T I M E   R E L E A S E D  PERFORMANCES


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INTRICATE SIMPLICITY
T I M E  R E L E A S E D  P E R F O R M A N C ES


Matt Sullivan & Ken Cro-Ken


Symphony Space New York, N.Y.
Saturday, February 4th, 2012
composers of now

The Music of N0W

* Hosted by celebrated WQXR host

Terrance McKnight. *

QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS

followed by,

Matt Sullivan & Ken Cro-Ken

SEE A LIVE VIDEO ON YOU TUBE NOW
PLEASE CLICK ON THE
VIDEO LINK BELOW:
www.youtube.com/mattsullivanmusic

Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky,

"a composer with an ear for the new and interesting" - The New York Times


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RECENT  T I M E   R E L E A S E D  PERFORMANCES




MULTIPLE ONENESS

Longboat Key Center for the Arts

RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

Durante Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

Friday, January 6th, 2012
SOLD OUT!

*EXHIBITION OF PAINTNGS

BY KEN CRO-KEN & REBECCA ALLAN

Jan. 5th - Feb 24th, 2012

Here is the LIVE painting in "mid-launch"
January 6th around 7:15pm

-TAMPA BAY / SARASOTA TRIBUNE-
"Cro-Ken, readied with the projected live image of a preset textured and framed tabletop terrain on the wall and paint colors in hand, commenced to pour the colors onto his canvas. The audience watched the paint flow, eddy round the contours, blend together and repeat. In much the same way, the live and recorded oboe sequences looped, layered and blended together in intriguing ways."

January 8, 2012


* please click on this link below to see

multiple oneness

live @ symphony space 02.21.11

http://www.youtube.com/mattsullivanmusic  <


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MULTIPLE ONENESS

with oboist, Matt Sullivan

and earthwork painter, Ken Cro-Ken


REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA

Future dates to be announced.


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MATT SULLIVAN & KEN CRO-KEN
ON WNYU, NEW YORK

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* Please have a listen to a half hour radio talk

as Matt and Ken talk with Sedera Ranaivoarinosy

about MULTIPLE ONENESS and other

TIME RELEASED Performances

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On CITYWIDE 89.1 WNYU

New York, N.Y.  (February 19, 2011)

http://citywidewnyu.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/matt-sullivan-and-ken-cro-ken/


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The Chamber Music Conference
and Composers' Forum of the East
Greenwall Auditorium,
Bennington College, Vt.

Wednesday, August 2, 2012
.


SEE A VIDEO FROM
THE CHAMBER MUSIC CONFERENCE:
(Matt Sullivan & Lew Pear)

http://www.youtube.com/user/mattsullivanmusic#p/a/u/1/fCms1C9fWHo



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C.W. Post Chamber Music Festival
Summer 2012

Susan Deaver, Festival Director
Dale Stuckenbruck, Assistant Director

The Pierrot Consort celebrate 30th Anniversary Season

The Pierrot Consort
The Faculty Ensemble-in-Residence
at the C.W. Post Campus of
Long Island University
Susan Deaver,
flute; Dale Stuckenbruck, violin;
Veronica Salas, violaMaureen Hynes, cello;
Heawon Kim,
piano


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at Eddie Adams Farm


MATT SULLIVAN, OBOE
JUDITH PEARCE, FLUTE

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Distinguished Woodwind Faculty Concert

 

Esther Lamneck, Clarinet &  Matt Sullivan, Oboe
Acoustic Instruments in Electronic Music

Thurs., February 17, 2011 8 pm

Frederick Loewe Theatre

NYU, DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

AND MUSIC ARTS PROFESSIONAL


NY premiere Michael Matthews
Also, works by: Lars Graugaard,
Robert Rowe, KyongMee Choi


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MONUMENTS FUND GALLERY PRESENTS:



THE NYU WOODWIND CHAMBER MUSIC
STUDENT CONCERT


PAST EVENTS:

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MANNAHATTA PROJECT
A NATURAL HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY

(MANNAHATTA- ISLAND OF MANY HILLS)


MUSIC, ART AND VIDEO COMMISSIONED BY


April - June 2010
Performances by QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
Video by composer Christopher Kaufman
Lecture and Power Point Presentation
by Ken Cro-Ken
and Dr. Eric Sanderson, author of "Mannahatta"



CHRISTOPHER KAUFMAN was commissioned
to compose something specifically for the Mannahatta series;
and it has all come together wonderfully
with his innovative composition and video -
THE HUDSON VALLEY QUINTET



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QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
NYU SUMMER INSTITUTE 2010

http://oboematt.com/Quintet_of_the_Americas.html


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MULTIPLE ONENESS TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES

KEN CRO-KEN'S SETS HIS "SPEED ELEMENT PALETTE  INTO MOTION WHILE MATT SULLIVAN SAMPLES ACOUSTIC OBOE IN REAL TIME.

STUDIO @ 620

620 South First Avenue, St. Pete, Fla.

MARCH 14th -19th, 2010
(Many thanks to Bob Devin Jones)