Michael Francis Duch (Trondheim, 1978) is a Norwegian bass player, Deputy Head of Department and Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
He completed his project “Free Improvisation – Method and Genre: Artistic Research in Free Improvisation and Improvisation in Experimental Music” as a research-fellow at NTNU late October 2010.
He has been involved in more than 70 recordings released in various formats, including several solo albums, and has played concerts in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.
Michael Francis Duch plays in a trio with Rhodri Davies and John Tilbury, the rockband Dog & Sky, the improvquartet LEMUR with Bjørnar Habbestad, Hild Sofie Tafjord and Lene Grenager and various other constellations. Ad Hoc collaborations include Pauline Oliveros, Mats Gustafsson, Christian Wolff, Tony Conrad, amongst others.