Le Poisson Rouge 9.29.15

theUse will be joining John 3:16 at Le Poisson Rouge along w/ Robert L. Pepper (Pas Musique).  Discount Advance Tix are here.


theUse live on WFMU the Goddamn Dave Hill Show

It was really a dream come true to come back to play WFMU, this time as theUse – with mainstay players Christy Edwards (of Elusive Civil Hydrator and Christy and Emily) and Rachel Mason (of Little Band of Sailors) supporting, on the one and only Goddamn Dave Hill Show!]

Chris Carlone, Django Voris, SKO, Trabajo, Sun Castle at The Invisible Dog – BLISTERPACT- SAT March 14




A night of experimental sound and music inside Ian Trask’s Blister Pact installation. Performances by: Sun Castle, Trabajo, Django Voris and Michael Durek’s SK Orchestra

A special collaboration from The Sk Orchestra, the on-the-spot production and conceptual genius of Django Voris, and one of New York City’s most iconic avant garde performers Chris Carlone (Borts Minorts). The SKO will feature the talents of Jim Tuite, Amber Brien (Pas Musique), Tsubasa Berg, JEM (Symmetry), Megan Moncrief (Lazurite), Colin Sanderson (Pulcinella), and more.

Trabajo – (TJ Richards and Yuchen Lin) An electronic duo from Queens NY making elaborate, protean dance music with samples of Indonesian gamelan and other traditional eastern sounds.

Sun Castle – (Gabe RainesAn audio map of an imaginary castle. www.suncastle.bandcamp.com – And Immersive sound experience!!!!!


Art in General / Armory Show Week Lives of Hamilton Fish 2 packed shows

I got to play electric guitar and theremin for 2 prestigious showing’s of Rachel Mason‘s The Lives of Hamilton Fish presented by Art in General at ROOT Studios.  Also supporting LIVE musicians were violist Jeanann Dara who is playing with Björk this month, Lala Harrison Ryan from the legendary band Excepter, and of course Rachel Mason herself singing all the songs.

My heart almost jumped out of my chest to see this beautiful and unique film on a huge screen to sensitive audiences. Indeed my own heart is deeply embedded in this film, as I contributed foley, additional sounds and scoring.  In addition to Rachel, the film stars Bill Weeden , Theodore Bouloukos , Sarah BaskinGeo Wyeth, Shana Moulton, and many more.

FEB 6th, Tonight’s George Sand Record Release in The Brooklyn Rail!

  • February 6: George Sand Record Release at Bohemian Grove. Michael Durek doesn’t just write “10 Listens” for the music section, he plays in a few bands, and George Sand (vocals, autoharp, theremin, piano) is celebrating the release of their new vinyl. They are part of an impressive bill that also includes Reg Bloor (Glenn Branca Ensemble), Rachel Trachtenburg and Greasy Grass.