evan runyon is

a musician that lives

in

new

york

city

photo by Aleksandr Karjaka

 

Evan Runyon is an acoustic & electric bassist, composer and writer based in New York City. His music has been called “quirky, interesting” (Milford Independent), “very loud” and "unlikely to be well-received,” (New York Times) and his playing "thunderous" (New York Music Daily) and "mighty" (Arizona Daily Star).

Director of antiphonal rock band Real Loud, Evan is a regular guest of such groups as Talea Ensemble, American Composers Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble and Contemporaneous, has performed & recorded with indie pop group Wye Oak, and has been a featured performer at the Look & Listen, Philadelphia Fringe, Montreux Jazz and Sound of Stockholm festivals, and the Bang on a Can Marathons in New York City and North Adams, MA.

Evan has been privileged to work in person with composers Julia Wolfe, Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders, Brian Ferneyhough, Louis Andriessen and George Lewis. He studied with Robert Black and performs principally on an instrument by Arnold Schnitzer (NY) and bows by Roy G. Quade (AB) and Harry Grabenstein (VT). As an electric bassist he specializes in fretless and extended-range instruments, and regularly performs on bass viol and other historical instruments.

A native of Tucson, Arizona, Evan is fond of esoteric alcohols, western films and small animals. He lives in Greenpoint with his partner, adventure artist LeeAna Benson, and their cats Jupiter and Eva.

email/phone: evan@evanrunyon.com/(520) 250-6191


performances and events

21 April 2018 - (h)artDrive / Spectrum, Brooklyn NY
ER + Tristan Kasten-Krause join electric guitar duo (h)artDrive
for William Diugherty's Hyper Electric

02 May 2018 - Heartbeat Opera presents Don Giovanni / Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York NY
A part of HBO's Spring Festival, directed by Louisa Proske and newly arranged by Daniel Schlosberg

04 May 2018 - Heartbeat Opera presents Don Giovanni / Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York NY

06 May 2018 - Heartbeat Opera presents Don Giovanni / Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York NY

08 May 2018 - Heartbeat Opera presents Don Giovanni / Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York NY

10 May 2018 - Heartbeat Opera presents Don Giovanni / Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York NY

12 May 2018 - Heartbeat Opera presents Don Giovanni / Baruch Performing Arts Center, New York NY

13 May 2018 - Contemporaneous at the 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon / NYU Skirball Center, New York NY
Music of Dylan Mattingly, Jeffrey Brooks & Fjola Evans

21 May 2018 - Hangin' Out / Alphaville, Brooklyn NY
Dave Neff's sad bastard jams

08 June 2018 - Bowerbird presents Arcana New Music Ensemble / Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia PA
ER performs Beast solo and Glissade
with Arcana on a program of James Tenney's string music

© 2017 evan runyon