evan runyon

A musician in Brooklyn, New York.

Evan Runyon is a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in New York.

As acoustic and electric bassist he has appeared with Klangforum Wien, The Knights, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Metropolis Ensemble, Ensemble Signal and Cantata Profana/Heartbeat Opera; is a founder-director of antiphonal rock band Real Loud and double bass quartet Large Furniture; has worked directly with composers including Julia Wolfe, Rebecca Saunders, Louis Andriessen and George Lewis; collaborated with artists including Wye Oak, Emily Wells, loadbang and the Miró Quartet.

As an orchestral performer, Evan is a member of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the orchestras of Phoenix, Hartford, Harrisburg and many others; a prolific session musician, he has performed on tracks with combined streams in the hundreds of thousands.

Evan's principal mentor was Robert Black, with whom he earned a postgraduate diploma, and he has undertaken additional studies with Uli Fusseneggar, François Rabbath and others. His primary double bass and French bow are by Arnold Schnitzer (New York) and Roy G. Quade (Calgary), respectively, and he maintains an extensive collection of original and modern electric/electronic instruments.

Girls That Wear Ties
Simple songs and improvisations on analog electronics with minimal processing.

Hangin' Out
A punk band that's very honest about its reason for existing.

Jerfalcon
A rock band. Mostly slow and loud.

Large Furniture
Double bass quartet focused on collective improvisation and contemporary musical language.

Real Loud
Antiphonal rock band, combining a 70's European minimalist approach with American popular vernacular.

Jerfalcon, Revel in discontent (2020) - performer, composer, producer
Paul Catanese, Century of Progress/Sleep (2019) - performer
Emily Wells, This World is Too _____ For You (Thesis & Instinct, 2019) - performer (with Metropolis Ensemble)
William Britelle, Spiritual America (New Amsterdam/Nonesuch, 2019) - performer (with Metropolis Ensemble)

26 September 2020 - Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Music by Strauss and Brahms
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington VERMONT

18 December 2020 - Cantata Profana presents Fables
Music by Rahilia Hasanova, Klaus Lang, John Dowland, Salvatore Sciarrino, Tatiana Gerasimenok and Claudio Monteverdi
Irondale Center, Brooklyn NEW YORK

19 December 2020 - Cantata Profana presents Fables
Music by Rahilia Hasanova, Klaus Lang, John Dowland, Salvatore Sciarrino, Tatiana Gerasimenok and Claudio Monteverdi
Irondale Center, Brooklyn NEW YORK

23 April 2021 - Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Music by Mozart, Bruch, Ludwig and Stravinsky
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington VERMONT

24 April 2021 - Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Music by Mozart, Bruch, Ludwig and Stravinsky
Paramount Theater, Rutland VERMONT

evan@evanrunyon.com

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