evan runyon is a musician that lives in new york city

Evan Runyon is an instrumentalist, 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 performs on double bass, bass guitar, early string bass instruments

Director of antiphonal rock band Real Loud, Evan is a regular guest of groups such as Talea Ensemble, the American Composers Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, Heartbeat Opera/Cantata Profana and Contemporaneous, and has been 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. His 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, Evan 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

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

09 March 2018 - Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra: On the Souls of Black Folks / Cavalry Church, New York NY
Music of Samuel Colridge-Taylor & Harry T. Burleigh

15 March 2018 - Foul Playground Spirits II: YinSho / MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
Featuring
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

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

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