evan runyon is

a musician that lives





photo by Aleksandr Karjaka, Karjaka Studios


Evan Runyon is a bassist, composer, arranger and producer based in Brooklyn, New York. 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, Contemporaneous and Heartbeat Opera, has performed & recorded with indie pop group Wye Oak, members of Eighth Blackbird and the Bang on a Can All-stars, 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. His work as both arranger and performer has been featured in films at the Cannes and Sundance film festivals.

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), H.F. Grabenstein (VT) and Tatsuya Nakatani (PA). As electric bassist he specializes in fretless and extended-range instruments, and regularly performs on bass viol and other historical basses.

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.

evan@evanrunyon.com/(520) 250-6191
greenpoint recording collective

performances and events

21 July 2018 - Contemporaneous / Liberty Park, New York NY
Performance of Brian Petuch's 16-hour ambient piece Sunrise/Sunset 

27 July 2018 - So Percussion Summer Institute / Princeton University, Princeton NJ
ER performs Annika Socolofsky's quell and sarah on a program of Princeton composers

05 August 2018 - William Brittelle's Spiritual America / Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Wye Oak and Metropolis Ensemble perform Britelle's Spiritual America

© 2017 evan runyon