evan runyon is
a musician that lives
photo by Aleksandr Karjaka, Karjaka Studios
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.
14 September 2018 - Gran Pianola Project I / Americas Society, New York NY
15 September 2018 - Gran Pianola Project II / Americas Society, New York NY
23 September 2018 - Baroquelyn / Old First Reformed Church, Brooklyn NY
25 September 2018 - Floral Encyclopedia / 14 Pews, Houston TX
12 October 2018 - Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra / The Theater at Holy Trinity Inwood, New York NY
24 October 2018 - Exceptet / Short North Stage, Columbus OH
© 2018 evan runyon