tags: Matt Evans

Matt Evans

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

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.

Matt Evans

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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.