TheUse playing Excepter Presents Equinox at Trans Pecos with Interval and DJ L. Gray


Most excited to be kicking off this Equinox Show!

TheUse (Theremin)
L. Gray, DJ
Plus special appearance by The Queen of May

Official Cibo Matto remix

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Nice review from Lives of Hamilton Fish Joe’s Pub show

It’s not often a live shot gets a thorough review (more commonly are CD reviews), so I was thrilled to read this write up from Rachel Mason’s The Lives of Hamilton Fish at Joe’s Pub show from New York Music Daily.

“In a rare concert performance, backed by a tight and inspired band – Tanner Beam on lead guitar, Stu Watson on bass,Robbie Lee on flute, Michael Durek on piano and theremin and Chris Moses Kinlow on drums – Mason aired out songs The Lives of Hamilton FishAuspiciously, Mason’s latest magnum opus is currently in development as a theatre work written by Pia Wilson…..”  [ READ MORE ]

I love my new band!! #thelivesofhamiltonfish at Joe’s Pub

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Reminiscing about Pat Noecker’s TRANSMISSIONS

Wow – it’s been over a month and with tour over, I was happy to get a nice note from Pat Noecker. It reminded me of participating in his epic drone project TRANSMISSIONS, presented by CLOCKTOWER at Pioneerworks!

The players: Pat Noecker (RAFT) AARON MOORE (Volcano The Bear), DANA SCHECHTER (Insect Ark), JG THIRLWELL (Foetus / Nurse with Wound), LAURA ORTMAN, MICHAEL DUREK (TheUse), MICHAEL GAROFALO, PAT SPADINE (Ashcan Orchestra / PC Worship), TED MCGRATH(The Flag), TRACY BROOKS (Beirut / Bright Moments), VICTORIA KEDDIE (E.S.P. TV).

Coming LIVE to BEAST MODE @ Little Water Radio / South Street Seaport

Live In Studio with The Use – June 18, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015
1:30pm 2:00pm

Stoked to play and talk on BEAST MODE with Django Voris!

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The Use is Michael Durek. Sounds are electronic, field sounds, and theremin. Glitch hop, ambient, trip hop, and avant garde. He has toured Europe / Mumbai India at Upvan Arts Festival, which brought 250,000 people. Also has shared the stage / recorded with Rapoon, Philippe Petit, Micah Gaugh, Pas Musique, Rachel Mason and more. A track he made was recently licensed by Monster Energy, and he has performed at Faust’s Avant Garde Festival with Pas Musique, Queens Museum Bienniel (Rachel Mason). His sounds can be heard on releases by Vice (Rachel Mason), Soleil Moon (Pas Musique/Rapoon), and The Wire Tapper 34 (Pas Musique)