John Sully (Sullivan) is a NYSCA awarded composer, sound designer, multimedia artist and multi-instrumentalist from New York City. His music for stage and film has crossed the globe including Europe, Asia, Australia, and North, South and Central America.
As the resident composer for TEMPORARY DISTORTION, Sully has created the music and sound designs for the stage productions, ONE WILL SPEAK/THE OTHER IS DEAD, WELCOME TO NOWHERE, AMERICANA KAMIKAZE, NEW YORK LAND and MY VOICE HAS AN ECHO IN IT, as well as the video installation AN INSTRUMENT FOR THE MEASURE OF ABSENCE. Sully was an artist in residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center and at EMPAC—The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center.
Sully has seen the world as a touring member of LA MAMA’s GREAT JONES REPERTORY, dance company LOCO 7 and is a collaborator with La Mama Residents PIONEERS GO EAST COLLECTIVE.
As a multi-media artist Sully created the site specific performance art group AUGENBLICK and was a founding member of the artist collective WANDERLUST NYC. Sully’s original video installations IDEAL BEACH, IDEAL VALLEY and IDEAL AVENUE were featured in NYC Fringe Festival and FABnyc.
On Broadway Sully has assisted principle sound designer Fitz Patton for Harvey Fierstein’s TORCH SONG directed by Moises Kaufman and Steve Martin’s METEOR SHOWER directed by Jerry Zaks.
In 2018 Sully returns to The Chicago Cultural Center with Temporary Distortion to perform the six hour performance for meditation THE ILLUSION AND THE AFTERMATH