David D. McIntire
Potter Hall - (816) 271-4420
David D. McIntire was born in upstate New York and has had some training on the clarinet. Weekly exposure to Protestant hymnody and playing in a small town band were experiences that provided his entry into music. Hearing the music of Sibelius in the fifth grade also made a deep impact. He has maintained his livelihood for three decades through playing, teaching, composing, and writing about music. He has had an inexplicable interest in electronic and modern music since his early teen years, to the frustration of several of his teachers. He also played clarinet and saxophone in a number of eccentric and overly idealistic musical groups, most notably the Colorblind James Experience (with whom he toured and recorded extensively), the Whitman/McIntire Duo, and the Hotheads. Presently, he leads the Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes (EIO) an improvisational trio based in Kansas City. He also runs Irritable Hedgehog Music, a small label devoted to minimal and electroacoustic music. Several of their releases have been widely praised for their sound quality, historical importance and musical content.
McIntire holds music degrees from Nazareth College of Rochester, Ithaca College, and a DMA in composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he was a Preparing Future Faculty Fellow. He is also completing a master’s degree in musicology at UMKC. His research interests include soundscape composition, minimalism and postminimalism, the “American Mavericks” tradition, and the music of Harrison Birtwistle. He is a current board member of Electronic Music Midwest, a founding member of the Society for Minimalist Music, and has given papers at three of their international conferences. In 2009, he co-directed (with Kyle Gann) the Second International Conference on Music and Minimalism in Kansas City.