Much like the threat of climate change, the threat to Detroit’s audio heritage is real and it is here now. The Preservation Factory presented by Detroit Sound Conservancy is a mobile, educational site and experiment in staving off this sonic apocalypse currently at work destroying Detroit’s rich audio archives. Built from a combination of historical equipment from no longer extent Detroit music studios, as well as contemporary preservation gear, The Preservation Factory will have its unveiling at DSC’s 4th Annual Conference currently scheduled for Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit November 10-11, 2017. The Preservation Factory draws Detroit students into the hands-on skills and imagination required to preserve Detroit musical legacies with materials sourced from the dank basements of Detroit musicians, fans, and studios.

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