In the Arts: Oboist Matt Sullivan Reviewed in the New York Times

An “intriguing” performance-art piece oboist, Matt Sullivan is reviewed in Vivien’s Schweitzer’sNew York Times article, ‘Eight Hours of Songs, and Uncounted Influences.’

Reviewing the Music of Now marathon at Symphony Space in February 21, 2011, Schweitzer writes:

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.

Matt Sullivan is a music assistant professor of woodwind studies at Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. Visit Matt Sulivan’s website.