evan runyon is

a musician that lives





photo by Aleksandr Karjaka, Karjaka Studios


Evan Runyon is a bassist, composer and writer based in New York City. His music has been called “quirky, interesting” (Milford Independent), “very loud” and "unlikely to be well-received,” (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 of such groups as Talea Ensemble, American Composers Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, Contemporaneous and Heartbeat Opera, has performed & recorded with indie pop group Wye Oak, and has been a featured performer 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 in person with composers Julia Wolfe, Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders, Brian Ferneyhough, Louis Andriessen and George Lewis. He studied 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 and other historical basses.

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

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

performances and events

19 May 2018 - New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra / St Peter's Church, Freehold NJ
Music by Béla Bartók, Mason Bates, Chris Cerrone, Howard Hanson and Shruti Rajesekar

20 May 2018 - New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra / Christ Church, New Brunswick NJ

21 May 2018 - Hangin' Out / Alphaville, Brooklyn NY

08 June 2018 - Bowerbird presents Arcana New Music Ensemble / Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia PA
ER performs Beast solo and Glissade
with Arcana on a program of James Tenney's string music

08 July 2018 - Hangin' Out / TBA, Brooklyn NY

05 August 2018 - William Brittelle's Spiritual America / Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Wye Oak and Metropolis Ensemble perform Britelle's Spiritual America

© 2017 evan runyon