Evan Flory-Barnes

  • Sunday 2 pm
    Evan-Flory Barnes, Samantha Boshnack, and Eyvind Kang, composers, with moderator Joshua Kohl, Mw [Moment Magnitude] co-curator and composer/conductor
    New Realities in Orchestral Writing

Evan Flory-Barnes

Bassist and composer Evan Flory-Barnes, a Seattle native, has been composing and performing music ever since he attended Garfield High School, where he was a member of the award-winning symphony orchestra and wrote music for the hip-hop group Maroon Colony.

Flory-Barnes envisions and lives the creation of a community of musicians and other artists brought together by excitement, collaboration, and a spirit of well-being. He is purposeful in his resolve to use his music to remove the barriers imposed on music, musicians, and society—no genres. His vision is to create music that reflects beauty, stirs the emotions, and enlightens the soul. 

Flory-Barnes has performed regularly with Meklit Hadero, the Marc Seales Quintet, Jovino Santos Neto, Correo Aereo, Skerik’s Bandalabra, Jason Parker Quartet, and Choklate. Evans’s own bands and orchestra include Threat of Beauty, Industrial Revelation, The Teaching, Rubato Hug, and Thrown Together With Love. He has performed across the United States and in Canada, Europe, and Africa.


Mw [Moment Magnitude] is organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Joshua Kohl, Ryan Mitchell, Doug Nufer, and Yoko Ott. The exhibition is funded by the Frye Foundation with the generous support of Frye Art Museum members and donors. Sponsored by Frank Stagen, Nitze-Stagen, and Riddell Williams, it is supported by the Washington State Arts Commission, with funding—in part—by The Wallace Foundation, and by 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Seasonal support of the Frye Art Museum is provided by Canonicus Fund and ArtsFund.

Media sponsorship of Mw [Moment Magnitude] is by KUOW 94.9FM and The Stranger. Opening event sponsorship is by The Boeing Company.