evan runyon is a musician that lives in new york city

Evan Runyon is an acoustic and electric bassist, composer & arranger based in Brooklyn whose work has been called “quirky, interesting” (Milford Independent), “very loud” and "unlikely to be well-received” (New York Times). He also regularly performs on baroque and transitional string basses, steel-stringed guitars and 5-string banjo.

Evan is director of antiphonal rock band Real Loud and a member of Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra and ensemble mise-en. He has been a guest of Talea Ensemble, the American Composers Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble and Contemporaneous and a featured performer at the Look & Listen, Philadelphia Fringe, Gaida (Lithuania), Arena (Latvia) and Sound of Stockholm festivals, the Dither Extravaganza and Bang on a Can Marathon. Evan has been privileged to work directly with such composers as Julia Wolfe, Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders, Louis Andriessen and George Lewis.

Evan's principal mentors have been Robert Black and Louis Levitt, additional study with Uli Fusseneggar, Ira Gold and Shawn Conley, amidst many others. A native of Tucson, Arizona, he finds biographies tiresome but is particularly fond of unusual liquors, westerns 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
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performances and events

20 January 2018 - Tenth Intervention, It can't happen here / Greenwich House Music School, New York NY
Music by Dorian Wallace, Frederic Rzewski, John Cage, Elizabeth Baker, Alexandra du Bois
and Charles Ives

25 January 2018 - Oh My Ears! Festival / 3rd St Theater at Phoenix Center for the Arts, Phoenix AZ
Music by Annika Socolofsky, Julia Wolfe and John Cage

01 February 2018 - Foul Playground Spirits I: Greg Chudzik, music for double basses / MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
ER + Greg Chudzik
, Tristan Kasten-Krause & Pat Swoboda

03 February 2018 - Dave Neff & Friends / Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn NY
ER + Dave Neff, Nate Jasensky & David Cornejo play Dave's music (it's fun & cool)

16 February 2018 - Metropolis Ensemble / Symphony Space, New York NY
Metropolis Ensemble performs William Brittelle
's "Spiritual America" with Wye Oak

26 February 2018 - Sybarite5 + Sinfonia Gulf Coast / Grace Lutheran Church, Destin FL
Sybarite5 perform ER's arrangement of Dan Visconti's Black Bend for string quintet and orchestra

15 March 2018 - Foul Playground Spirits II: Choker / MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
Fay Kueen Wang and Brendon Randall-Myers

05 April 2018 - Foul Playground Spirits III: Tongue Depressor/ MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
Featuring Zach Rowden and Henry Birdsey

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

© 2017 evan runyon