EVAN RUNYON is a musician
that lives in Brooklyn

biography 

Evan Runyon is an American bassist, composer, arranger and producer.

A noted soloist, collaborator and session player, Evan has worked with The Knights, International Contemporary Ensemble, Klangforum Wien, Metropolis Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra, and Contemporaneous. Composers with whom Evan has been privileged to work directly include Julia Wolfe, Rebecca Saunders, Brian Ferneyhough, Louis Andriessen and George Lewis, and he's performed and recorded with Wye Oak, Emily Wells, and members of Eighth Blackbird and the Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Evan's principal mentor was Robert Black, and he undertook notable additional studies with Uli Fusseneggar, Gregg August and Paul Ellison. He performs and records on early and modern acoustic and electric basses and has a not-insignificant body of recorded work on electric and acoustic guitars, five string banjo and voice.

A Tucson, Arizona native, Evan is fond of esoteric drink, b-horror films and small animals. He lives in riverside Greenpoint, Brooklyn with his wife LeeAna Benson and their cats Jupiter and Eva.

Fwiw, his favorite bands are Liars, MMW and Suicide.

evan@evanrunyon.com/(520) 250-6191
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schedule of events

18 November 2018 - Baroquelyn
Old First Reformed Church, Brooklyn NY
Music by JS Bach and his sons

20 November 2018 - Exceptet
(le) poisson rouge, New York NY
Exceptet performs for release of Brooks Frederickson's Small Works

13 January 2020 - Exceptet
(le) poisson rouge, New York NY
Proram TBA, double bill with Warp Trio

13 February 2019 - Klangforum Wien
Diehlgasse, Vienna AUSTRIA
Open rehearsal and MICA question/answer panel

15 February 2019 - Klangforum Wien
Helmut-List-Halle, Graz AUSTRIA
Music by Timothy McCormack, Hakan Ulus, Park Jung-Eun, Nuno Costa Lillar and Chris Swithinbank

16 February 2019 - Klangforum Wien
Gyorgy-Ligeti-Saal, Graz AUSTRIA
Klangforum reads Impuls Academy participants' works

28 February 2019 - Metropolis Ensemble with Emily Wells
House of Yes, Brooklyn NY
Bowery Presents Emily Wells' record release show

16 March 2018 - Talea Ensemble Residency @ The Stone
The Stone at the New School, New York NY
Music for double bass quartet by Greg Chudzik

18 March 2018 - Metropolis Ensemble
Angel Orensanz Center, New York NY
Program TBA

4 April 2019 - Century of Progress/Sleep
Ho Tung Visualization Lab at Colgate University, Hamilton NY
A new multimedia chamber opera by Paul Catanese

5 April 2019 - Century of Progress/Sleep
Ho Tung Visualization Lab at Colgate University, Hamilton NY
A new multimedia chamber opera by Paul Catanese

6 April 2019 - Century of Progress/Sleep
Ho Tung Visualization Lab at Colgate University, Hamilton NY
A new multimedia chamber opera by Paul Catanese

8 May 2019 - Urban Playground Chamber Orchetra
Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York NY
In collaboration with the Harry T Burleigh Society

20 April 2020 - Exceptet
Short North Stage, Columbus OH
Program TBA

© 2018 evan runyon