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Radical 2

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Performance and Interview clips with Levy Lorenzo and Dennis Sullivan of Radical 2

Radical 2

Radical 2 (Levy Lorenzo // Dennis Sullivan) is an irrational, classification-defying duo that explores the intersection of theatric, percussive and electronic mediums

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Born in Akron, Ohio, Dennis K Sullivan II is a percussionist, performance artist, and composer based in Brooklyn NY.

As an artist, Dennis puts forth a nonpareil product rooted in the intersection of music, theater, and analog electronics. It is his intent to create a product devoid of genre classification that will appeal to ears of any level.

As a percussionist focusing on new and contemporary music, Dennis is a founding member of the percussion duo, Radical2 as well as his own personal solo project, ObTuse AbsurdiTies. Dennis has also been heard around the globe with the likes of Newband, John Eaton's Pocket Opera Players, The Argento Ensemble, Tactus, Iktus Percussion, The Lugano Percussion Group (Lugano Switzerland), the Darmstadt Preistrager forum, Sequitur, Mantra Percussion, The Mettawee River Theater Company, The 7 Mile Isle Steel Drum Band, The Perceval Duo (co-founder), and The Cleveland Orchestra. Dennis has worked with fine composers and conductors such as Rick Burkhardt, Michael Guillen, Lucas Vis, Wolfgang Rihm, Tristan Murail, Thomas Meadowcroft, Franck Ollu, Michael Gordon, Evan Ziporyn, David MacBride, Clint McCallum, Matthew Hough and John Eaton.

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Born in Bucharest, Filipino-American Levy Marcel Ingles Lorenzo, Jr. is an electronics engineer and percussionist living in New York. 

Specializing in microcontroller and Arduino-based systems, he performs and composes live-electronic music using new, custom electronic musical instruments that he designs. His electronics work has been featured at STEIM's 2011 Patterns and Pleasure Festival in Amsterdam, the Guthman Musical Instrument Design Competition, the International Computer Music Conference, the International Society for Improvised Music, the G4TV network, Pitchfork.comSlashdot.org, the 2007 Geneva Auto Show, and BBC Ecuador. An advocate for interdisciplinary arts, he has collaborated with dancers, video artists, installation artists, mathematicians, sculptors, engineers and dramaturgs. 

As an active performer of modern classical music for percussion, he has performed at the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music (DE), the International Ensemble Moderne Academy (AT) and gave the US Premiere of Martin Matalon's TRAME VIII Marimba Concerto. Outside of the western classical tradition, his musical background includes free improvisation, Afro-carribean drumming, and drumset for rock and jazz ensembles. Levy is particularly interested in performing pieces that use both percussion and electronic elements.