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.