Monday nights this fall, come down to Urban Bean for a night featuring live interviews / oral histories and a chance to listen to exclusive / rare Detroit music from our burgeoning archive.
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 […]
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 […]
"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 […]
An open letter to Detroit Mayor Duggan on the need for a true “music city” strategy for Detroit’s living musical legacies.
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. […]
The DSC is pleased to be hosting a Detroit Techno Tour on Saturday, May 24th, for those in town for Movement Electronic Music Festival this Memorial Day weekend in Hart Plaza. Our co-host, Andrew Virden, has been a friend and sonic ally for years. He was a Founder of the Detroit Movement Guide and the […]
Photo above: DSC Vice Presidents LaVell Williams and Denise Dalphond in front of the Blue Bird Inn, Detroit. Conferences are not just for talking heads and academic circles. The conference can be a primary method of telling musical stories and documenting oral histories. The conference is also an effective tool for public exploration of themes […]
DSC Founder Carleton Gholz and co-Vice President LaVell Williams were interviewed by the Boston Globe for the Boston Loves Detroit fundraiser in Boston on Saturday, March 22. It’s not all a Motown story,” says LaVell Williams, vice president of DSC. “Motown is wonderful, but there’s a lot more out there that’s dying off that no […]
DSC Founder Carleton Gholz was interviewed by Dig Boston‘s Chris Faraone for the upcoming Boston Loves Detroit fundraiser on Saturday, March 22. In the interview, Gholz says: The DSC is not a nostalgia trip. We care about the past because we want to know how we got where we are and where we are going […]