DETROIT SOUND CONFERENCE
PRESENTED BY LAWRENCE TECH UNIVERSITY
AND DETROIT CENTER FOR DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
MORE INFO INCLUDING FULL SCHEDULE BELOW

OCTOBER 15TH
4219 WOODWARD (see map)
9 AM TO 6 PM

FREE

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Parking Free on Willis or $5 all day at 25 West Alexandrine

#DSCSESSIONS BENEFIT CONCERT
PRESENTED BY AUDIO RESCUE TEAM +
PARTY STORE PRODUCTIONS
ALL PROCEEDS TO THE DSC

OCTOBER 15TH
8850 WOODWARD (see map)
DOORS 7:30 PM
SHOW 8 PM

$20

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Free parking in lot on site.

REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
FOR JAMES T. JENKINS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
WOODLAWN CEMETERY
19975 WOODWARD (see map)
10 AM

FREE

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Press Release

Contact: Carleton S. Gholz, Executive Director, Detroit Sound Conservancy

Phone: 313-444-8242

Email: c@detroitsoundconservancy.org

Detroit Sound Conservancy Convenes 3rd Annual Music Conference

Sound scholars unite for two days / three events dedicated to Detroit’s musical legacies

Detroit, MI: 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 on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Detroit from 9 am to 6 pm. The all day event will be free and open to the public. A Fundraising Concert will follow in the evening and a Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday.

This year’s conference will be presented by Lawrence Technological University and the Detroit Center for Design and Technology (DCDT) (4219 Woodward). “The DCDT prides itself on aligning with local initiatives, programs and organizations who look to foster and expand the role that art and design play among the local community, growing industry and educational pedagogy,” says Karl Daubmann, DCDT Interim Executive Director. “With the DSC’s history of working towards increased awareness of Detroit’s musical heritage, along with their efforts in advocacy, preservation and education in the local community, the DCDT is proud to support our neighborhood partner in their endeavors to reinvigorate Detroit’s ever present musical culture.”

This year’s conference will coincide with what would have been the 100th birthday of James T. Jenkins (1916-1994) the founder of the Graystone International Jazz Museum and Hall of Fame. Beginning in 1974, Jenkins and the Graystone Museum built an astonishing array of Detroit jazz artifacts, programmed numerous concerts, and educated both young and old on the importance of music for Detroit’s future.

As the inheritor of the Graystone Museum’s artifacts and legacy, the DSC has planned a conference filled with interdisciplinary conversations between scholars, artists, archivists, activists, journalists, urban planners, and business leaders interested in discussing the ways in which Detroit’s musical heritage can be protected, presented, and activated. This year will also feature a pop-up Detroit music museum and the first annual James T. Jenkins Memorial Lecture which will be given by soul singer and activist Melvin “Detroit Soul Ambassador” Davis.

A fundraising concert entitled DSC Sessions, presented by Audio Rescue Team and sponsored by Party Store Productions will follow the conference at St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Church (8850 Woodward Avenue). A remembrance ceremony for Mr. Jenkins will be held on Sunday, October 16th at Woodlawn Cemetery (19975 Woodward). Video capture and production for all events sponsored by hawkhaus.

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Purchase tickets to concert here.

Conference Schedule

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Detroit Center for Design & Technology

Times and speakers subject to change.

9:00 – 9:30 Coffee and Registration

Sponsored by Grand Trunk Pub, Golden Wheat Bakery, and Roasting Plant Coffee.

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9:00 am to 5 pm: 2nd Level

Pop Up Museum
Featuring artifacts from Detroit Sound Conservancy, Detroit Historical Society, Graystone International Jazz Museum, Michigan Antique Radio Club, Northern TV & Vacuum, Voice of Music, Voom, WGPR-TV Historical Society and more.

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9:30 Introductions, Main Stage, Third Floor

Welcome

Carleton S. Gholz, DSC Executive Director

Sick Scholarship Update

Jack Lessenberry, Wayne State University Journalism

Introduction

Paul Schauert, Conference Chair

10:00 – 11:15: Panel 1, Main Stage, Third Floor

Alyssa Mehnert, A Constant Stream of Requests: McKinney’s Cotton Pickers on the Radio 1927–1931
Veronica Johnson, What About Us? Community Archiving and Documenting the Legacy of Detroit Female Jazz Musicians
Marsha Music, On Land of the Blues
Leo Early, Tuning the Grande Ballroom

Chair: Paul Schauert

11:30 – 12:45 pm: Panel 2, Main Stage, Third Floor

Heaven Was Detroit: An Anthology of Essays on Detroit Music from Jazz to Hip Hop & Beyond
M. L. Liebler, Moderator & Editor
Panel: Melba Joyce Boyd, John Sinclair, and Robert Jones

11:30 – 12:45: Panel 3, Conference Room (2nd Level)

Nominating Detroit’s Recording Legacy: The Preservation, Restoration, and Revitalization of Recording Studios on Detroit’s West Side
Panel: David Goldstein (National Park Service), Ariel Schnee (Colorado), Kat Slocum (Wayne State), Valentin Pulido (Eastern Michigan)

11:30 – 12:45: Studio B (2nd Level)

An “Open Masterplanning Session for the North End” led by ONE Mile / D.A.M.I., Detroit Sound Conservancy, SDG Associates, and DetroitWiki. More info via DetroitWiki here.

LUNCH 1:00 – 2 pm

Popup by NOODL / Sponsored by The Detroit I Love

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2:00 – 3:15: Panel 4, Main Stage, Third Floor

Howard Hertz, Reclaiming Our Title as a World-Class Music Capital

Respondents:

John Collins, Exhibit 3000 at Submerge
Bryce Detroit, Detroit Afrikan Music Institution / ONE Mile

Chair: Adriel Thornton, DSC Adviser

3:30 – 4:45: Panel 5, Main Stage, Third Floor

Towards the 100th Anniversary of Detroit Radio
Kathleen Battles, Radio Preservation Task Force
Mike Sheppard, Northern TV & Vacuum
Ed Wolfrum, Audio Graphic Services
Jeff Lilly, Michigan Antique Radio Club
Karen Samuels, WGPR-TV Historical Society
Scott Gordon, Deep Space Radio

Chair: Craig Maki, DSC Adviser

3:30 – 4:45: Panel 6, Conference Room (2nd Level)

Alia Benabdellah, Détroit, a French Vision of the American City
Thomas Calkins, Down on the Street: Detroit’s shifting record store landscape, 1970-2010

Chair: Denise Dalphond, DSC Adviser

5:00 – 5:45: Keynote, Main Stage, Third Floor

W. Kim Heron, For James T. Jenkins

Kim Schroeder, Introduction of Melvin Davis

Melvin “Detroit Soul Ambassador” Davis, Keynote and Q&A

5:45 – 6:00 Conclusion, Gallery

Nandi Comer, Techno Poetics

DSC Sessions

Saturday, October 15, 2016
St. Matthews & St. Joseph Church
8850 Woodward
Doors 7:30 Show 8-10 pm

Purchase tickets here.

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James Jenkins
Remembrance Ceremony

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 10 am
Woodlawn Cemetery
19975 Woodward Avenue
Meet at 10 am at cemetery office.
RSVP and more info here.

Updated 24 October 2016

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