David Durst

Composer and

You've probably heard very little about Durst. That's OK. You'll hear more.

What? You want to hear more now? Well then, check out Poor But Sexy. Oh, and then move on to recordings by The Gena Rowlands Band, The Nitrate Hymnal, Fast Eddie Music Conspiracy, and early Likeness To Lily. Dig deeper and you'll find him on songs by Maritime, Travis Morrisson, Troubled Hubble, Lisa Cerbone, and more.

More? OK. He's also composed a re-interpretation of Copland's "Appalachian Spring" (to accompany a modern dance re-interpretation of Martha Graham's ballet for the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington DC), a string quartet (which was described by someone in the audience as "the first string quartet I've heard in a long time that I actually cared about") and over ten original compositions and arrangements which have been debuted throughout NYC by Anti-Social Music.

Durst has been with ASM (officially) since 2006. Unofficially since 2005.

You can read more on his fancy website.

Titled "please estimate mine submission for your handsome chamber groups":

And now I obsess
so much rides on the haiku
must be not crappy

and so these three lines
barometer of hipness
now don't f*** it up

ok, here it goes:
now there is only the wind
and, uh... stuff. Ah, crap.

Ten things in constant Durst rotation:

  • The Swell Season Strict Joy
  • Cyrus Chestnut Revelation
  • Elbow Cast of Thousands
  • Clint Mansell Requiem For A Dream
  • Janacek String Quartet No. 1
  • Lyle Lovett It's Not Big, It's Large
  • Tin Hat Trio Book of Silk
  • King Crimson Red
  • Parliament Tear the Roof Off 1974-1980
  • Astor Piazzolla Tango: Zero Hour