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KC-K VIDEOS
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Here are many of my ideas all in one video:

Gallery Talk at World Monuments Gallery; NEW YORK, N.Y.           2010




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MULTIPLE ONENESS, SULLIVAN / CRO-KEN
Symphony Space NY, NY


MULTIPLE ONENESS - OBOIST, MATT SULLIVAN, EARTHWORK PAINTER, KEN CRO-KEN
 *** Cro-Ken sets paints in motion to recreate the pushing/pulling forces that shape and mold all things.
As a result, I show not only how space looks but how it moves.
THE NEW YORK TIME - Music Review, By VIVIEN SCHWEITZER
Published: February 22, 2011 MUSIC OF NOW, Symphony Space
"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."

PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkTpFFwhzOU

HALF HOUR NYU RADIO TALK WITH MATT & KEN ABOUT THEIR TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCES,
PLEASE CLICK THE LINK: http://citywidewnyu.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/matt-sullivan-and-ken-cro-ken/

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                                                   C.B.G.B.s
GaiaTECH I - TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCE COMPILATION, 1999- 2005,
with electro/acoustic trio FirstAVEnue and MATT SULLIVAN,
this compilation from performances with ecosystem painter Ken Cro-Ken and special guest musical performances by MATT SULLIVAN, oboist;
TODD REYNOLDS, violin and FirstAVenune, electro/acoustic trio. PAINT, MUSIC and NATURE COLLIDE when Ken Cro-Ken's Speed Element
paints are set in motion and a reactive improvisation ensues!  By mixing paints and catalysts together, Ken Cro-Ken sets his "Speed Element"
paints into motion and mimic the push-pull forces found in nature that shape and mold all things.  As a result, I paint microscopic as well as
satellite views of the earth and places scattered throughout the universe. These are abstracts waiting to be called realistic when technology "catches up".

Although Cro-Ken goes to nature to make paintings in all temperatures and altitudes, he also realizes that nature is all around us and even in a studio, a hot, cold, wet or dry day will affect a paint experiment. This video is a compilation of performances at such places as the C.B.G.B.'s gallery back in Spring of 2004. Cro-Ken is working on GaiaTECH II for up coming performances; including an EARTH DAY 2010 performance with musician/composer Matt Sullivan. (You can see his oboe videos here on YOU TUBE at: www.youtube.com/mattsullivanmusic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqInvlYu5dw&feature=relmfu

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ST PATRICK'S WEEKEND SNOW PAINTING 2007, NY, NY.


A snow painting made over the St Patrick's weekend on my East Village, Manhattan Garden Studio.
ORIGINAL MUSIC by MATT SULLIVAN & FirstAVEnue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcpMMR3h4Ck&feature=relmfu


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"River Critters" KEN CRO-KEN
Music by Ken Cro-Ken and Gaving Keating.
River Critters were made at Bushkill River, January 2006.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9slZ_ADu5yo&feature=relmfu

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MULTIPLE ONENESS I,
MUSIC BY MATT SULLIVAN, COMPOSER, OBOIST
MATT SULLIVAN: www.MATTSULLIVAN.ORG

MATT SULLIVAN has performed extensively on four continents and is recognized internationally as a virtuoso performer and master teacher, as well as an important advocate for the modern oboe. The New York Times has praised his "gorgeously lyrical playing" and the New Yorker has called his inventive programming the "cutting edge". As composer, his innovative works created for oboe, English horn and digital horn, along with his solo and chamber music performances and compact discs, have been featured locally on WNYC. WQXR and WBAI, and nationally on National Public Radio and Voice of America. Matt Sullivan began his professional career at the age of 17 with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and served at principal oboist with the Miami Philharmonic at the at of 21. Soon after coming to NYC in 1978, he joined Musicians Accord, the Richardson Chamber Players (Princeton University), Queens Symphony Orchestra, First Avenue, and Quintet of the Americas. Sullivan's solo performances include concerts ranging from Cindy Lauper at Carnegie Hall to films including Millers Crossing. Concert venues include Carnegie Hall, The Library of Congress, the Palladium, Roulette, The Kitchen, CBGBs and numerous other uptown and downtown locations. He has served on the faculties of Long Island University C. W. Post, the Manhattan School of Music Prep Division and Rutgers University. Currently, he is Director Double Reed Studies at New York University's Steinhardt School and he teaches at Princeton University where he has served as a Visiting Associate Professor. Matt Sullivan is a Performing Artist for Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments and plays exclusively on Buffet Oboes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DafVvzVhBS8

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MULTIPLE ONENESS, LIVE @ Studio 620
Music by, Matt Sullivan, oboist

MULTIPLE ONENESS - A TIME RELEASED PERFORMANCE
MATT SULLIVAN & KEN CRO-KEN
Studio@620, Downtown St. Petersburg, Fla. March 19, 2010
Curator/Director- Bob Devin Jones


MATT SULLIVAN has performed extensively on four continents and is recognized internationally as a virtuoso performer and master teacher, as well as an important advocate for the modern oboe. The New York Times has praised his "gorgeously lyrical playing" and the New Yorker has called his inventive programming the "cutting edge". As composer, his innovative works created for oboe, English horn and digital horn, along with his solo and chamber music performances and compact discs, have been featured locally on WNYC. WQXR and WBAI, and nationally on National Public Radio and Voice of America. Currently, Matt is Director Double Reed Studies at New York University's Steinhardt School and he teaches at Princeton University where he has served as a Visiting Associate Professor. Matt Sullivan is a Performing Artist for Boosey & Hawkes Musical Instruments and plays exclusively on Buffet Oboes.
www.oboematt.com
ABOUT KEN CRO-KEN, earthwork painter:
When one thinks of earthwork art, the first thing that comes to mind would be: soil, rocks, branches or other tangible earth materials but the greater part of my attention is with the invisible / unseen forces that shape and mold all things. My paintings are made in above and below freezing, high and low altitude and I must become more sensitive to things outside myself. I take my rightful place and follow nature's lead; and learn to strike a balance between my inner and outer self. Things are revealed to me through paint experiments that cannot be discovered by any other means. This is a real and unique relationship. And, though realism and abstraction have a place with this art but greater focus is placed on creating a direct relationship with the actual and the strength this triad offers. In other words, this is a physical investigation of this planet using paint as my translator and mediator with our world. The result is that I learn about paint and our planet simultaneously.
www.KenCroKen.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMLTH1WWFvQ

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ITERATION OF EMERSON, KC-K with live music by MATT SULLIVAN, oboe
Recorded live while this video projection
Premiered at Monuments Gallery; New York, N.Y.

15 East 27th Street, Manhattan on August 11th, 2010.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWEsOd_oOUY


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MULTIPLE ONENESS - "Leaves" CRO-KEN / SULLIVAN
MULTIPLE ONENESS is a continuing series of videos by Ken Cro-Ken
Follow an "independent leaf" while listening to the electro/acoustics sounds of Matt Sullivan
highlighting the Up Coming album of the same name by oboist/composer Matt Sullivan.

For more music by Matt Sullivan pls. go to:
www.youtube.com/matsullivanmusic
www.soundclick.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvAE_uRRW2g

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MULTIPLE ONENESS "Take Me To The River"
Music recorded live by:
QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS with Matt Sullivan,
video by, Ken Cro-Ken

http://www.youtube.com/kencroken



Clarinet - Nicholas Gallas,  Flute - Karla Moe,

Oboist - Matt Sullivan,  Horn - Barbara Oldham


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