Evan Hause’s music has been performed, and in many cases commissioned, by the Boston, Albany, Phoenix, Utah, Louisville, Memphis, Brooklyn, Riverside and Grand Rapids Symphonies, Alarm Will Sound, Capitol Quartet, Locrian Chamber Players, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Oberlin Percussion Group and Contemporary Ensemble, Blair McMillen, Sole Nero, Eric Berlin, the Carolina Chamber Music Festival, the Creviston-Fader Duo, and Tales&Scales among others. It has been played at numerous colleges and universities as well as at Lincoln Center, Banff Centre for the Arts, June in Buffalo, Aspen Music Festival, Yellow Barn Festival (VT), Bar Harbor Music Festival, Perkumania Festival (Paris), “Spring in Havana” and University of Michigan Electronic Music Festivals; at conferences by the International Trumpet Guild and ClarinetFest; and in Japan, England, France, Italy, Germany, South Korea, Holland, Jordan, Greece, Poland, Mexico, Thailand, Taiwan, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Venezuela, Cuba and Brazil, and broadcast by radio stations in Canada, Germany, and around the U.S. His music has been recorded by jazz pianist John Hicks, Alarm Will Sound, Sole Nero, Eric Berlin, Maureen Hurd, and the University of North Texas on the Cadence, Cantaloupe, Equilibrium, MSR, and GIA labels, respectively.
Hause has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Edward Albee “Barn,” the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and at Galapagos Art Space. His awards include ASCAP Morton Gould awards, the Rackham Regents and Dissertation Fellowships of the University of Michigan, the Herbert Elwell Composer Award of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Sanford Scholarship of the North Carolina School of the Arts (in all cases the top awards conferred by these institutions). He has received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Meet the Composer, NEA and the American Music Center.
His major works include three operas, known as The Defenestration Trilogy (2000-2007), one mini-opera called Nassau (a Brooklyn Ulysses – 2004-2011), an hour-long cantata called The Ship of Death (which sets the D.H. Lawrence poem of the same name), concerti for the marimba, trumpet, and electric guitar, and a dearth of eclectic rock songs, some of which have been recorded on the CDs HOSS – Adventures of Freddy and Dr. Hoss – Dust for Prints, on which Hause plays and sings all parts. In 2016 his “vibrant” and “amazing” acoustic arrangement of Edgard Varèse’s Poème électronique was released by Alarm Will Sound to rave reviews, and he recently released the “groundbreaking” and “pacesetting” online audio/video original work Melancolia, after the similarly-named 1514 engraving by Albrecht Dürer.
As a percussionist Hause has performed with Alarm Will Sound (also as electric guitarist), S.E.M. Ensemble, and the Symphonies of North Carolina, Canton, Charleston, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Flint, Ann Arbor, Long Island, Albany (NY), and many others. He performed his own Concerto for Electric Guitar and Symphony Band several times, and has taught at Pittsburg State University (KS), Concordia College (Bronxville, NY) and the North Carolina Governors School.