evan runyon is

a musician that lives

in

new

york

city

photo by Aleksandr Karjaka, Karjaka Studios

 

biography 

Noted for his "thunderous" (New York Music Daily) and "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. Some of the composers with whom Evan has been privileged to work directly include Julia Wolfe, William Britelle, Rebecca Saunders, Louis Andriessen and George Lewis.

Evan studied with Robert Black and performs principally on an instrument by Arnold Schnitzer and French bow by Roy G. Quade. As an 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 esoteric drink, b-horror films and small animals. He lives in Greenpoint with his partner, artist LeeAna Benson, and their cats Jupiter and Eva.

evan@evanrunyon.com/(520) 250-6191
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agenda

14 September 2018 - Gran Pianola Project I / Americas Society, New York NY
Five new works for disklavier and ensemble inspired by the music of Conlon Nancarrow

15 September 2018 - Gran Pianola Project II / Americas Society, New York NY
Five new works for disklavier and ensemble inspired by the music of Conlon Nancarrow

23 September 2018 - Baroquelyn / Old First Reformed Church, Brooklyn NY
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Lotti and Antonio Vivaldi

25 September 2018 - Floral Encyclopedia / 14 Pews, Houston TX
Er performs a 45' version of Floral Encyclopedia for solo bass

12 October 2018 - Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra / The Theater at Holy Trinity Inwood, New York NY
Music by Alice Coltrane, Alma Mahler and Clara Schumann

24 October 2018 - Exceptet / Short North Stage, Columbus OH
Music by Matt Evans, Sarah Goldfeather, Brendon Randall-Myers and Eric Shanfield

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

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

© 2018 evan runyon