DSC Inspires College Course on Detroit Music

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I am currently the Head of Education at the Detroit Institute of Education (DIME) but also a Lecturer at Oakland University. It was in that latter capacity that this past Fall I created, curated, and taught a class called “Detroit Music Heritage: Sounds of the City” in the Oakland University Honors College. The syllabus for […]

Blue Mondays

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This spring we are having a series of adviser / supporter monthly meet ups / fundraisers. The first one was held 7 pm – 10 pm, Monday January 26, 2015 at the Baltimore Gallery. The next event will be held at the Woodbridge Pub on February 23rd during their regular “Slow Jams” event from 10 […]

Michigan Sound Conference Call for Papers

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Michigan Sound Conference 10 am – 8 pm, Friday May 22, 2015 at the Detroit Public Library. Music, Arts & Literature Department, Third Floor This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP and / or donate here. Call for Papers The Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) will host our second annual conference on […]

Music & Labor Panel #NALHC2014

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On Thursday, October 16th, 2014, the DSC’s Executive Director Carleton S. Gholz chaired a panel on Music and Labor at the North American Labor History Conference held at Wayne State University’s McGregor Conference Center in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. The panel featured Paul Schauert (Oakland University / D.I.M.E), Marsha Music (Detroit), Lester Spence (John Hopkins University), […]

The Doctor is In

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The Doctor is in. This month, after almost a decade of university learning and teaching, our founder and CEO Dr. Carleton Gholz has returned to Detroit to live in the city and run the DSC which became a non-profit earlier this year. Thus begins a period of listening and organizing as we hone our strategic […]

A Present for Detroit’s 313th Birthday

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Celebrate Detroit’s 313th birthday with this recording of the Electrifying Mojo circa 1983 from my personal collection. The tape is a compilation made from three other tapes all originally recorded off the radio by my dear friend, George Ryder, in the early 1980s. I have been listening to this tape for twenty years. It never […]

#Detsound 2014 Conference Recap

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"Legacy is inherent that you are passing something along." Michelle McKinney @detroitsound conference. #detsound — Jennifer Baross (@Jbaross) May 23, 2014 On May 23rd, the Detroit Sound Conservancy convened its first annual conference dedicated to Detroit music. Twenty-three people presented their research, six journalists came together to discuss the past, present, and future of Detroit […]

Open Letter to Mayor Duggan

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A Detroit Sound ally alerted us yesterday that Mike Duggan mentioned the need for a “music heritage” plan during a Q&A session at the Mackinac Policy Conference. We could not agree more. It seems appropriate then that we make public a letter I recently wrote and submitted to Mayor Duggan’s administration. We realize that he […]

Model D. Article on Upcoming Conference

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Our founder, Carleton Gholz, wrote this week about our upcoming Detroit Sound Conference. He also summarized the DSC’s last two years of sonic organizing. At one point he wrote: “We believe that journalists are archivists as well as important critical voices who ask the “so what” question when interviewing music makers and crafting sonic stories. […]