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 “very loud” and "unlikely to be well-received” by the 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 with The Knights, Metropolis Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Contemporaneous, American Composers Orchestra and Heartbeat Opera and has performed & recorded with Wye Oak and Emily Wells as well as members of Eighth Blackbird and the Bang on a Can All-Stars. As performer he has been featured 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.

Evan has been privileged to work with composers Julia Wolfe, Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders, Brian Ferneyhough, Louis Andriessen and George Lewis. He studied double bass 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, violone and other historical string basses.

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

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

performances and events

17 July 2018 - The Knights / Central Park Naumberg Bandshell, New York NY
Music by Anna Clyne, Brahms, Komitas and Janacek

27 July 2018 - So Percussion Summer Institute / Princeton University, Princeton NJ
ER with Annika Socolofsky

01 August 2018 - Solo set / Ham & Eggs Tavern, Los Angeles CA
Sets by er, Nick Norton, Wizard Problems & Mildred

05 August 2018 - William Brittelle's Spiritual America / Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Wye Oak and Metropolis Ensemble perform Britelle's Spiritual America, opening for Bon Iver & TU Dance

10 August 2018 - The Orchestra Now at Bard Music Festival / Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Music by The Five and Glinka

13 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

14 September 2018 - Gran Pianola Project II / Americas Society, New York NY

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

© 2018 evan runyon