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Thomas Kozumplik is a composer/performer and co-founder of Loop 2.4.3, Music Starts From Silence, and Clogs.  He also works as a freelance percussionist, arranger, and clinician.  Thomas was an original member of the Yale Percussion Group (directed by Robert van Sice), and a long-time member of the Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble (classical, jazz, and world music), the Ron Parmentier Trio (modern and free jazz), and Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement (theatrical/multi-media rock and roll).  His performances have been called "dazzling throughout" (Mojo, UK), "sublime" (Pitchfork, USA), "smart and engaging" (New York Times, USA), and "the hit for me" (composer Terry Riley via the New York Times).  Gramophone (UK) called American Dreamland (Kozumplik’s new song cycle with co-writer Lorne Watson) “an astonishing variety of brand-new yet iconic sounds that create a riveting aura” and praised it’s “artistic punch.”

In addition to his main projects, Thomas has performed/recorded with artists ranging from Grammy-winner Dave Samuels, to MacArthur Fellows John Jesurun and Dafnis Prieto, Harry Partch scholar Dean Drummond, and indie-rock artists such as The National, Sufjan Stevens, My Brightest Diamond, and The Books.  He has been featured on over 20 internationally released albums, in a variety of genres, on the Albany, Asthmatic Kitty, Beggars Banquet, Brassland, Digital Music Products (DMP), and Music Starts From Silence record labels.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Thomas has toured throughout North America, Europe, Scandinavia, South Korea, and Australia, and has performed for radio, film, theater, and television, including features on the Learning Channel, NPR, and France Inter Radio. He has given concerts, clinics, and held residencies at such institutions as Cornell University, Ithaca College, CalArts, UC Berkeley, Michigan State University, and others. Thomas has been featured as a soloist and collaborator at the London Jazz Festival, Sydney Festival, Adelaide Festival, the Barbican (UK), Brighton Dome (UK), Bang on a Can Marathon, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Kitchen, Joe's Pub (NYC), the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), World Cafe Live (Philadelphia), and many more. 

Thomas has received awards and support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, the UK Arts Council, Connecticut Arts Council, Vermont Arts Council, Chamber Music America, ASCAP, Yale University, Notre Dame Jazz Festival, International Association of Jazz Educators, and individual sponsors.

Thomas' one-sheet (PDF)