Evan Miller is a percussionist and improviser based in Dayton, OH. His interests lie in experimental performance and noise, as well as performing chamber and solo contemporary music.
As a contemporary music performer, Evan is an avid chamber player, active in performing established repertoire and collaborating with composers for new works. Notable recent performances include the 2016 Percussive Arts Society International Convention, 2017/2018 Nelsonville Music Festival, 2017/2018 Athens International Film + Video Festival, and 2017 Big Ears Festival (w/ Nief-Norf). He has performed in clinics/masterclass for Robert Van Sice, So Percussion, Tim Feeney, Doug Perkins, Svet Stoyanov, Gwen Dease, Mobius Percussion, and James Culley, and has attended the So Percussion Summer Institute (as participant and intern) and the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar. Recently, Evan has also been selected as a performance fellow for the 2019 Bang on a Can Summer Festival.
Outside of contemporary music, Evan works with percussion, cassette tapes, and objects to make a mix of improvised/composed drone music, in solo and group settings. Recent performance venues include Rhizome (DC), Outpost 186 (Boston), and The Spot (Lafayette, IN). Evan is also a member of Neutrals, an experimental percussion duo, with Andrew Seivert.
Recordings of his work can be heard on the Personal Archives, Alien Passengers, and Medium Sound labels.
Evan holds an undergraduate degree in percussion performance and a certificate in arts management from Wright State University, where he studied with Jerry Noble.
Outside of performing, Evan is an active volunteer at WYSO Public Radio in Yellow Springs, OH, where he assists the music director and is a substitute host for the weekday music show Excursions.