Chris McIntyre, Director

Chris McIntyre by Stephen TaylorTILT Brass Director and Co-founder Chris McIntyre leads a multi-faceted career in the contemporary arts as a solo and ensemble performer, composer, and curator/producer. He performs on trombone and synthesizer in a variety of settings, from chamber music to open improvisation. Current projects include leading TILT and 7X7 Trombone Band, and collaborative efforts such as Ne(x)tworks and UllU (duo with percussionist Dave Shively). His work is heard on recordings released by the Tzadik, New World, Mode, POTTR, and Non-Site labels. In his composing, McIntyre experiments with spatialization, improvisative strategies, serialized rhythmic cycles, and symmetrical pitch construction. He has contributed work to the repertoire of TILT, Ne(x)tworks, 7X7 Trombone Band (for choreographer Yoshiko Chuma), Flexible Orchestra, and B3+ brass trio. He is currently developing Smithson Project, a evening length music-theater work inspired by visual artist Robert Smithson. Beyond performing and creating music, McIntyre is also active as a curator and concert producer, with independent projects at venues including The Kitchen, Guggenheim Museum, Issue Project Room, and The Stone (June 2007), and as Artistic Director of the MATA Festival (07-10). Visit for more info.