7/24/2015 - Nicholas Deyoe is performing Flux for electric guitar on the WasteLAnd summer series in LA. http://wastelandmusic.org/concert-archive/bells-nails-beer-cans-bows-and-guitars/
10/19-21/2014 - Presented "Frequency or Pitch? Scales, Motives, and Melody in Grisey's Quatre Chants pour franchir le seuil" at the conference "Gérard Grisey, the spectral moment and its legacy," at McGill and the Université de Montréal
11/27-29/2014 - Presented "Formal Processes in Schnittke's Late Style" at the conference "Emigration, Integration and Creative Productivity: Alfred Schnittke in Hamburg, 1990-1998," in Hamburg, Germany
Some information about me:
I teach music theory and composition at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. I also play percussion with the Northern Symphonic Winds and the Orchestra of Northern New York. I live in Potsdam with my wife, mezzo soprano Lorraine Yaros Sullivan, and our animal companions.
A more formal bio:
Tim Sullivan's compositions have received performances via the Colorado Symphony, American Opera Projects, 2008 NASA conference, ALEA III, Etcetera Festival of New Music, World Saxophone Congress XIII, Society of Composers conferences, and the University of Nebraska New Music Festival. He has received honors and awards from ACO/Earshot, Minnesota Orchestra, ASCAP, ALEA III, and Downbeat magazine. Also an accomplished jazz drummer, he has several recordings as a member of the Boulder Creative Music Ensemble, and has performed with Ron Miles at jazz festivals throughout the U.S.
Publications include essays on Alfred Schnittke in Perspectives of New Music (2010) and Musicians and Composers of the 20th Century (Salem Press, 2009) and a paper on Ligeti's piano music in Jonathan Bellman's A Short Guide to Writing About Music (1st edition). He presented a paper on the music of Alfred Schnittke at the 2005 National Meeting of the Society for Music Theory. His theoretical work focuses primarily on recent music - in particular Grisey, Schnittke, Ligeti and Feldman.
He holds a Ph.D. in Composition and Music Theory from the University of Michigan, a dual M.M. in Music History and Music Theory/Composition from the University of Northern Colorado, and also a B.M. in Music Theory and Composition from UNC. His primary composition teachers include Bright Sheng, Andrew Mead, William Bolcom, Betsy Jolas, and Karen Tanaka. Additional lessons and master classes have included Georges Aperghis, Toshio Hosokawa, Dieter Mack, Helmut Lachenmann, and Beat Furrer.