Jack McGuire is an experimental songwriter, composer, and sound designer whose music is influenced by his Dad’s stories of seeing Pink Floyd live, an education in classical and electronic music, and by interactive music technology. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and has performed in all kinds of venues from Carnegie Hall, to arenas, to dive bars. His work explores physical and personal limitations, performative aspects of identity, and queering traditional storytelling structures. The music he creates from all of this sounds like atmospheric dream pop backed by noisy drum machines with introspective lyrics about being patient with oneself.
As a collaborator he enjoys making music for dance, film, and theatre. His work has been shown at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, BRIC Brooklyn, Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater at Lincoln Center, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Wild Project, A.R.T./New York, The Longy School of Music at Bard, and the Balance Arts Center in NYC. Following the Fringe in 2019 he went on a short diy tour of Europe in support of his a debut album, Tender, that came out June 1st of the following year. Currently he is scoring his first film, The Best Days of Our Lives, directed by high school friend and filmmaker Gregory Elek.
Jack McGuire has adopted the code of conduct set forth by We Have Voice, and is dedicated to creating safe(r) spaces in the performing arts.