Evan Miller is a percussionist based in Dayton, OH. His interests lie in performing the wide range of contemporary solo and chamber music for percussion, as well as experimental performance and noise.
As a classical musician, Evan is a avid chamber player, dedicated to performing both established repertoire and collaborating with composers for new works. Notable recent performances include the 2016 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (with the Wright State University Percussion Ensemble), a performance of Aaron Siegel's Science Is Only A Sometimes Friend at the 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival, a summer tour performing Steve Reich's Four Organs and Julius Eastman's Gay Guerilla (with Aaron Michael Butler, Andrew Seivert, and Knee Play), and a solo commissions recital featuring new works by Dave Molk, Thomas Rex Beverly, and Nicole Gutman. He has also performed in clinics/masterclass for Robert Van Sice, So Percussion, Tim Feeney, Doug Perkins, Gwen Dease, Mobius Percussion, and James Culley, and has attended the So Percussion Summer Institute and the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar.
In his solo work, Evan works with friction techniques, tape loops, and field recordings to manipulate acoustic instruments for long-form sounds and drones. Recent performance venues include Dreamland (Louisville), The Mockbee (Cincinnati), and The Spot (Lafayette, IN).
Evan is currently studying an undergraduate degree in percussion performance at Wright State University (Dayton, OH) with Gerald Noble, and an undergraduate certificate in arts management.
Other activities include:
-Neutrals, an improvisation/chamber percussion duo with Andrew Seivert
-The Dig, a weekly radio show on WWSU at Wright State University
-New Village Tapes, a web-based cassette label