Woody Sullender is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. His work deals with the socio-political aspects of sound in various arenas such as public space, music, radio, and other media.
Over the past decade, Sullender has also emerged as a pre-eminent experimental banjo improvisor, exploring a range of identity politics while playing with and against the cultural baggage of the instrument. With technical advising from STEIM and Harvestworks, he has developed an "electro-acoustic banjo", rupturing its rustic identity.
Previously, Sullender has worked with pioneering electronic composers such as Pauline Oliveros and Maryanne Amacher (incorporating his banjo recordings into Amacher's "TEO! A sonic sculpture" which won the Golden Nica prize at the 2005 Ars Electronica festival).
Among other activites, he teaches new media at various New York institutions and occasionally can be heard on the airwaves at WFMU.