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  • Christopher McIntyre


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    Christopher McIntyre


    Christopher McIntyre (Brooklyn, NY, USA) leads a varied career in music as a performer, composer, and curator/producer. He interprets and improvises on trombone and synthesizers, performing extensively in New York (ISSUE Project Room, The Kitchen, Whitney & Guggenheim Museums, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall) and beyond (John F. Kennedy Center, Berliner Festspiele, North Sea Jazz Festival.)  McIntyre has led several ensemble projects as Music Director including an evening of Julius Eastman’s music (Bowerbird May ‘18, Philadelphia), work by visual artist Stephen Prina (The Kitchen, April ‘15), and since 2003, contemporary brass group TILT Brass (also co-founder.) He is a member of New York ensembles TILT Brass, Either/Or, UllU, and Ne(x)tworks, and has performed with numerous others including SEM, Talea, The Knights, and The Tri-Centric and Flexible Orchestras. He has worked directly with many contemporary composers, premiering pieces by Catherine Lamb, Richard Barrett, Dave Douglas, John Luther Adams, and Joan La Barbara (among many others), and participating in the composer-led projects of Zeena Parkins, Nate Wooley, John King, James Fei, Fast Forward, Elliott Sharp, Daniel Goode, David Behrman, Anthony Coleman, and Anthony Braxton.  He had the honor of performing with Merce Cunningham Dance Co. during its Legacy Tour in 2011, including featured performances by TILT Brass Sextet during the company’s closing events at Park Avenue Armory.  He has recorded for Tzadik, New World, POTTR, Mode, and Non-Site Records. Curatorial work includes projects at Issue Project Room, The Kitchen, Guggenheim Museum, and The Stone, and Artistic Director of the MATA Festival (2007-10).

    Degrees Held

    Master of Music, Trombone Performance, Mannes College of Music, 1999
    Bachelor of Arts, Music, University of Minnesota, Morris, 1995

    Professional Affiliation

    Ensemble Projects:
    TILT Brass -
    Either/Or Ensemble -
    Ne(x)tworks -
    UllU -

    Tri-Centric Foundation -
    MATA -

    Awards And Honors

    "Chris McIntyre’s new edition of [Julius Eastman's Trumpet]... successfully brought across the vivid variety of approaches in many Eastman works." New York Times (Feb. 2018)

    "Christopher McIntyre brought formidable sensitivity to parts that were often painfully self-effacing"
    New York Times (June 2015)

    New York Times’ Best of Classical Music 2015 - McIntyre & TILT Brass, June 2015 performance of works by Richard Barrett (Dec. 2015)

    "The Fifth [Berio Sequenza], for trombone, limns the instrument’s capacity for robust humor with melancholy undercurrents; Chris McIntyre gave full measure to both in a poignant interpretation."
    New York Times (Dec.  2010)

    "...with every passing week, trombonist-composer Chris McIntyre becomes more central to the new-music experience in New York."
    Time Out New York (Nov. 2009)

    "...the most important and engaging individuals are often those who serve a sinuous and binding role, i.e. those whose work within the field codifies a disparate mass into this thing that we call 'the new music community'. Chris McIntyre is one of those people."
    NewMusicBox (July 2009)

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