Matt Evans

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 - 12:54 pm

Matt Evans is a Brooklyn based composer and percussionist frequently working in cross-disciplinary contexts, playing in bands, performing with new music ensembles, and producing performances that integrate music and movement. Matt is interested in a sublime understanding of not-knowing. His work strives to express the transcendent absurdity of supermassive phenomenon (the internet, climate change, or for instance – all of the coffee grounds ever produced) and attempts to inspire the distinct emotional state produced when thinking about the vast intangible interconnected network of all things. He also likes pizza. Constructing abstract musical scenarios, Matt uses poetic logic and suspended singular gestures to mimic the paradoxical nature of simple seeming yet complex and impossibly understood forms. Matt co-leads, performs and records with projects including Tigue, Bearthoven, Contemporaneous, Muscle Memory, Thee Obsidian Gong, Rokenri, Man Forever, and Private Elevators. He has Recordings available with New Amsterdam Records, NNA Tapes, Cantaloupe Music, Thrill Jockey and Perfect Wave.