We are proud to announce that our Executive Director Dr. Carleton Gholz will be traveling to Wollongong, Australia this fall to participate in “Sounds of our Town.” “Sounds of our Town” will explore the role of popular music heritage in the revitalization of cities that have experienced industrial decline. Featuring panelists involved in popular music […]
As part of our ongoing community engagement surrounding the restoration of the Club Heaven Sound System, we are excited to partner with LGBT Detroit and Hotter Than July for “From Stonewall to Heaven.” How have members of the LGBTQ+ community maintained the experience of performance and expression for 50 years? How has the experience of […]
Call & Response June 14, 2019 – August 25, 2019 Exhibition Dates: Friday, June 14 – Sunday, August 25, 2019 Performance, Panel Discussion, and Reception: Saturday, August 3, 2-6 pm https://stamps.umich.edu/exhibitions/detail/call-response Celebrating the legacy of sonic resistance in Detroit and beyond, Call & Response features the work of Romare Bearden, Chakaia Booker, Tony Cokes, Saffell […]
In celebration of the final night of Sound Diplomacy‘s Music Cities Convention as well as the deep sonic connections between Memphis and Detroit, Detroit Sound Conservancy presents an evening with Saturna, Carleton Gholz, and LeRoy. RSVP + MORE INFO HERE. Saturna, Memphis Saturna is a Memphian, a singer, and a deejay of two decades who […]
Artifacts, curated by our director Carleton Gholz with photographs by Jeremy Deputat, is open at the Red Bull Radio space at 1325 Broadway in downtown Detroit this week through Thursday from 12-8 pm and Saturday-Monday 12-6 pm. You can also see the exhibit online via Red Bull Music Academy Daily here.
Turntables & Taps – Birthday Edition! Feat. DSC & James Wailin The #ParliamentRoom at Otus Supply is proud to present the Birthday Edition of #TurntablesandTaps! Monday, April 24 – we celebrate the 5th Birthday of Detroit Sound Conservancy with a special night of groove. We’ll be featuring James Wailin’s own Hi-Fi Vintage Pop-Up Shop as […]
Live6 Detroit + DSC present 'Chessmate' from Detroit Sound Conservancy on Vimeo. The Chessmate, at the corner of Livernois and 6, has a history of late night concerts, cutting-edge acts, and legendary troubadours, as well as nights of joy and pain, from high school students watching James Cotton play harmonica in the middle of Livernois, […]
We are currently hard at work “restaging” the Blue Bird stage for transport to Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017. Here are some recent photos of our process. Read more about our work with the Blue Bird Inn since 2012 here.
We are going to celebrate John Lee Hooker’s 99th birthday this coming Monday, August 22nd, while also imagining his centennial next year in 2017. In that spirit, come witness a John Lee Hooker-inspired jam session and video shoot for ONE MILE / Detroit Afrikan Music Institution / Detroit Sound Conservancy featuring: Efe Bes Tino G […]
Detroit Sound Conference III Call for Papers 10 am – 8 pm October 15, 2016 Detroit, MI Keynote Speaker: Melvin Davis (pictured above) This event is free and open to the public. The Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the region’s sonic heritage, will host its 3rd annual conference […]