April 11th @ Monty Hall (NJ): Xiu Xiu, The Use + Rachel Mason

Limited advanced tickets available here.


The Cabinet Vol. 3
////. Cold.Blinds (11:10 p.m.)
///. TheUse (10:25 p.m.)
//. MPE (of Woodhull) (9:40 p.m.)
/. Pablitos Medicinals (8:45 p.m.)
1 0 8 7 Broadway
B K , N Y .
8 p m to Midnight.

Dec 2nd , 2016 DEMOLITION PARTY at 231 Maujer

Emil Memon feat. Ramsey Jones (GZA / Funkface / Wu tang fam), Danny C. Chavis and Hayato Nakao (The Veldt), Micah Gaugh, and Michael Durek (TheUse / Pas Musique), and many many more

Michael Durek / Billy Perez / Jeanann Dara at E:MF 7 at The Silent Barn. Sept 2nd, 8pm

TheUse featured performer at HARMAN STORE Soundcheck Series for The U-GRUVE Launch Reception.

May 7th Saturday, 1pm to 3pm.
Register for Free here



Feb 4th at Spectrum, Manhattan – 121 ludlow, 2nd fl.

Jim Tuite (Visuals), The Jazzfakers, Kevin Pelrine, Fairy ScoutsTheUseAriadne


ambient chaos black

January 16th, Alrealon Musique Presents, The Wire Magazine Compilation @ Little Water Radio

The Wire Showcase LWR Flier






October 22nd Reg Bloor CD Release at Trans Pecos (Brooklyn)
Reg Bloor (Glenn Branca Ensemble), Talibam!, TheUse, TBA



Past shows:An avid performer in the NYC/NJ area, these are a few of Michael Durek’s notable past performances and events :


Le Poisson Rouge –  John 3:16 feat. TheUse / Pas Musique
Joe’s Pub – w/ Rachel Mason and No Sky God for The Lives of Hamilton Fish

TheUse European Tour:
May 25 | NYC USA | Nola, Darling
May 29 | Berlin – DE | Madame Claude
May 30 | Mainz – DE | Equinox Festival
May 31 | Metz – FR | Tryptik Sound
June 2 | Paris – FR | Le Motel
June 4 | Poznan – PL | LAS
June 5 | Torun – PL | KULTURHAUZ
June 6 | Aleksandrów Kujawski – PL | FADO
June 7 | wloclawek – PL | czarny spichrz
June 9 | Wien – AT | Nacht Nebel
June 12 | Zurich – CH | Langstars
June 13 | Berlin – DE | Loophole
June 19 | NYC | Live on Chaotic Neutral

Nocturne Night Club / 132 Productions  Toronto, CA
Bronx River Art Center / Electric guitar through Ableton FX and Synths
Spectrum, NYC
Bizarre Bar, NYC
Muchmore’s NYC
Cake Shop, NYC George Sand
Upvan Arts Festival, Thane (Mumbai), India.  Jan 2014. The Use as thereminist supporting Gandhar Bhalerao and the amazing percussion band.
The Use West Coast USA Tour 2013
The Showdown, San Fransisco, April 2013
Rutgers Symphony Orchestra, as Thereminist, US Premiere of Lera Auerbach’s “Icarus” [excerpt] [interview] March 2013
Harvestworks NYC Nov 30th, 2013 5.1 Surround Sound Presentation – The Use + Rachel Mason [link] [video]
Paperbox, East Williasburg, NYC
13 Thames, Brooklyn
Cameo Gallery , George Sand
Muchmore’s, BK
Queen’s Museum Biennial  – as thereminist [link]
Electronic Arts, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, Supporting ArtCrime as thereminist
Vaudeville park, Williamsburg
The Tank, NYC
Kunstzwerg art festival, Zweibrucken, Germany – SK Orchestra [link]
Faust’s Avante Garde Festival 2011, in Pas Musique
CoC Art Festival III, Torun Poland 2011, in Pas Musique
Kanal Radio Skopje Macedonia, live set in Pas Musique as theremin/electronics
Knot Arts, Athens, Greece, in Pas Musique Theremin/electronics [link]
Ritual : : 4 Elements Festival, Lithuania, Argharta Booking Pas Musique

Omega Sound Fix, as curator, Alfa Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ [link to kickstarter] Olympia Experimental Music Festival with PAS,
Olympia, WA [link]
The Experi-Mental Festival II with Cloud Cloud and PAS, Brooklyn
Faust’s Avant Garde Festival with PAS, Schiphorst, Germany [link]
Madame Claude, Berlin, Germany, Pas Musique
CocArt Festival II, sponsored recording session with PAS and Hati, Torun, Poland [link]
The Caged Bird Sings, 24-hour performance and installation, as artist , curator, performer, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ [link]
2009 Musings interdiscipinary event, as curator and sound designer, Alfa Art Gallery, NJ Antibodies Book Release with SK Orchestra, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
“The History of the Universe”, conceptual A/V piece, SK Orchestra, The Tank, NYC Experi-Mental festival with PAS, Monkey Town, Brooklyn
Central Booking Gallery, performance, NYC [link]
No Longer Empty, performance at Brandstifter’s “The Social Plastic” NYC [link] Mary Mattingly’s “The Waterpod”, site-specific performance “Playing the pod”, DUMBO,Brooklyn [link]