Evans has been a member of the New York musical community since 2003,
when he moved to the city after graduating Oberlin Conservatory.
Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo
performance, chamber orchestras, performance art, free improvised
settings, electro-acoustic music and composition. As a performer,
Evans has been working to break through the technical barriers of his
instrument and enjoys playing with steady configurations of
improvisers; each band explores a specific concept or style as much as
possible. Current bands include the Peter Evans Quartet (with Brandon
Seabrook, Tom Blancarte, & Kevin Shea), Moppa Elliott's terrorist
bebop band Mostly Other People Do the Killing, the hyperactive free-improvisation
duo Sparks (with Tom Blancarte), the free-jazz quintet Carnivalskin (with
Klaus Kugel and Bruce Eisenbeil), the Language Of with Charles Evans,
duos with trumpeter Nate Wooley and saxophonist Dave Reminick, the New
York Trumpet Ensemble, as well as a sustained interest in solo performance.
In New York, Peter also performs contemporary notated music with groups
such as the International Contemporary Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, Contiuum,
and Ensemble 21. He has continued to perform on piccolo trumpet in Baroque
settings, performing Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 at the Bargemusic series,
and in Bach's Mass in B Minor at St Peter's Church. Other
collaborators have included: Mary Halvorson, Dave Taylor, John Zorn, Okkyung
Lee, Taylor Ho Bynum, Perry Robinson, Jim Black, Evan Parker, Ned Rothenberg,
Mark Gould, Jack Wright, Luka Ivanovic, Brian Chase, and Alan Kay. Recent
travels have brought Peter to venues and festivals in the U.S., Canada,
Europe, the UK, and Southeast Asia.
Recordings include "More is More", a solo trumpet album on psi,
self-titled first album of the Peter Evans Quartet (on firehouse12),
and Shamokin!, the second album by MOPDTK, on HotCup Records.