On July 16th, Detroit Sound Conservancy partnered with StoryCorps to activate a session between our adviser Curtis Lispcomb (in photo on left) and his longtime friend Damon “Magic” Percy to discuss their shared history in Detroit dance culture generally and the Club Heaven Sound System in particular. A report from Magic: “We discussed how music […]
We just got a great message from United Sound Systems: Greetings United Sound Supporter! We are very excited to announce that United Sound Systems Recording Studios has been deemed a Historic site by the Michigan Historical Commission! We invite you to celebrate this great milestone with us on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4pm-6pm at […]
Our ally Ryan Jonik has been working diligently over the last year to accession, inventory, and digitize over a hundred tapes recorded by the Graystone International Jazz Museum during the 1980s and 1990s. Many of these tapes were recorded by former President of the Graystone Museum James Ruffner who died in 2013. (His partner in […]
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.
Dear Detroit Sound Conservancy Ally, On the week of our 5th birthday, I come with my hat in my hands. I’m writing you because I know you care deeply about our collections and our mission and that we must maintain and protect these collections. Last year, we made the tough decision to pull our collections […]
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 and Detroit Sound Conservancy partnered on a resident engagement and placekeeping program series centered around music. 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 […]
Detroit Sound Conservancy Development and Programming Paid Internship — Winter 2017 Job Description About the Detroit Sound Conservancy The Detroit Sound Conservancy’s mission is to increase awareness of and support to Detroit’s musical heritage through advocacy, preservation, and education in a spirit of vigilance and solidarity. The Detroit Sound Conservancy addresses severe challenges in the […]
In 2017, the Detroit Sound Conservancy, in collaboration with Audio Rescue Team, Haute To Death and other partners, will rehabilitate the sound system to Club Heaven. We will have more details to share early in the new year. Far too many of DJ Ken Collier’s “children” at Heaven were directly affected by AIDs. In addition, […]
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.