Dennis Sullivan | Percussion
Born in Akron, Ohio, Dennis K. Sullivan II is a percussionist and composer based in Queens NY. Dennis explores cross-genre coalescence between acoustic, electronic and timbral based noise music. As a percussionist, Dennis is a founding member of the performance duo, Radical 2 with percussionist/engineer, Levy Lorenzo and Popebama, a high octane experimental percussion/saxophone duo with composer/saxophonist Erin Rogers, . In addition, Dennis has shared the stage with ICE, Ensemble ECCE, Ensemble Court Circuit, Either/Or, Ensemble Pamplemousse, Ensemble Mise-en and others. As an improviser he shares the stage with artists such as Brandon Lopez, Levy Lorenzo and Peter Evans. His compositions have recently been featured on the International Contemporary Ensemble's OpenICE series, SPLICE Festival, Ball State Festival of New Music, Edmonton Fringe Festival, Omaha Under the Radar, Times Two, VU Symposium and the North American Saxophone Alliance National Convention. Upcoming commissions/performances include works for the New Thread saxophone quartet, The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Yarn/Wire and the Decoder Ensemble (Hamburg, DE) as well as a European tour with Popebama. Dennis holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) from Stony Brook University. He currently serves as adjunct professor of percussion and director of the wind ensemble at Adelphi University.