Michael DuClos is a composer, bassist and poet living in New York City. He has performed and recorded with numerous artists, including Pete Townshend, Roswell Rudd, Martha Wainwright, The Rock Steady Crew, Marcellus Hall, Shivaree, Kevin Salem, Cracker, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Baez, JR Monterose, David Yazbek, and others. Major festival and network performances include Glastonbury, Nice Jazz, Montreux Jazz, Cambridge Folk, Bonnaroo and Canal+, BBC, Arte 5, and PBS. DuClos performs regularly with songwriters Eszter Balint, Chris Cochrane and Tracy Bonham, and has an ongoing relationship with I’m Not Jim, the spoken-word/song collaborative with author Jonathan Lethem and songwriter Walter Salas Humara. His album We Are All Your People (Bloodshot Records) was released in late 2008 to select critical acclaim. Lustro (2002), an audio verite recording of DuClos’ poetry and compositions, featured legendary guitarist Robert Quine, and readings by Deborah Harry, Vito Acconci, J.G. Thirlwell, Eszter Balint, Kristin Hersh, Elizabeth Ashley, and David Lowery. In 2009 DuClos composed scores for Jack From Above, starring Tony Award winner Jack Hoffsis, staged at The Actors Studio (New York, NY) and The Bay Street Theater (Sag Harbor, NY); Richard Edson’s film, Nocturne #9, and director Richard Linnett’s, Paradox Valley.

DuClos’ Swing Space will be used to develop his work, Cut Finger Cut, an installation piece utilizing projected image, scored music, and poetry in an exploration and study of life with illness.

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