Percussionist and artistic producer Evan Saddler is the mind and stick behind experiential performances that provoke interaction, dialogue, and connection. In this pursuit, hes Co-Artistic Director of the ensemble Conduit and a Knight Foundation Fellow designing performance experiences for millennials in Miami. Saddler performs with Miamis genre-bending chamber orchestra Nu Deco Ensemble, in which he has performed with artists including tUnE-yArDs and Cory Henry. Furthermore, Saddler has performed with New World Symphony, members of eighth blackbird, and holds upcoming engagements with Miami City Ballet. He studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, University of Michigan, and The Juilliard School.
Conduit, Nu Deco Ensemble, Miami City Ballet
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceRecently Nu Deco Ensemble gave a performance with the group tUnE-yArDs at New World Center in Miami. My vibraphone part was unison with the intricate vocal lines, which required me to give melodic support, while simultaneously providing a rhythmic drive.
What Drives Your Creativity?Balance in all areas of life. When I eat well, sleep well, meditate, and spend quality-time with friends and family, my creative energy flourishes and I feel incredibly inspired to work on my musical projects.