Matt Evans

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 - 8:59 am

Matt Evans is a percussionist and composer with an unusual affinity for process, patterns, autonomy and abstraction. He also enjoys masking tape, maps and making soups. He frequently works in cross-disciplinary contexts, playing in bands, performing with new music ensembles, and producing performances that integrate music, movement and visual art. Matt co-leads, performs and tours with several projects including Tigue, Open House, Bearthoven, Rokenri, Man Forever, Ensemble Signal, Contemporaneous and Private Elevators and his concert music has been performed by Karl Larson, Eric Carlson, Contemporaneous, Sound ExChange, and Present Music. Praised by the New York Times as “…meticulous and expressive,” he has performed at acclaimed venues and series including The BAM Next Wave Festival, The Kitchen, Lincoln Center, The Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival and the Museum of Modern Art. His recordings have been released with New Amsterdam Records, Cantaloupe Music, Thrill Jockey, and Perfect Wave. Matt received a Masters of Music in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Michael Burritt, and completed his undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University under the direction of Susan Powell and Joe Krygier.