evan runyon is
a musician that lives
photo by Aleksandr Karjaka, Karjaka Studios
Noted for his "thunderous" (New York Music Daily), "mighty" (Arizona Daily Star) playing, Evan Runyon is a bassist, composer, arranger and producer of diverse interests based in Brooklyn, New York.
Director of antiphonal rock band Real Loud, Evan is also principal double bass of Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra and a regular guest with groups such as The Knights, Metropolis Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Contemporaneous and American Composers Orchestra. He has performed & recorded with Wye Oak and Emily Wells as well as members of Eighth Blackbird and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Evan has been privileged to work with composers Julia Wolfe, William Britelle, Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders, Brian Ferneyhough, Louis Andriessen and George Lewis.
Evan studied with Robert Black & Louis Levitt and performs principally on an instrument by Arnold Schnitzer and French bow by Roy G. Quade. As electric bassist he specializes in fretless and extended-range instruments, and regularly performs on various historical string basses.
A native of Tucson, Arizona, Evan is fond of weird, esoteric liquors, b-horror films and small animals. He lives in Greenpoint with his partner, artist LeeAna Benson, and their cats Jupiter and Eva.
13 September 2018 - Gran Pianola Project I / Americas Society, New York NY
14 September 2018 - Gran Pianola Project II / Americas Society, New York NY
12 October 2018 - Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra / The Theater at Holy Trinity Inwood, New York NY
5 April 2019 - Century of Progress/Sleep / Ho Tung Visualization Lab at Colgate University, Hamilton NY
6 April 2019 - Century of Progress/Sleep / Ho Tung Visualization Lab at Colgate University, Hamilton NY
© 2018 evan runyon