City Slang: Detroit Sound Conservancy’s Sound Conference this Friday

The Detroit Sound Conservancy will host a Sound Conference at the Detroit Public Library this Friday, May 23.

The DSC was founded in 2012 to, “preserve what Detroit-native and renowned musician-producer Don Was has called the ‘indigenous music of Detroit.’ To that end, the DSC’s goal is to become the go-to leadership for accurate information and effective strategy to increase and maintain Detroit’s capacity to conserve its musical past.”

The archives section has some great videos, including an interview with former Motown man Thomas “Beans” Bowles from ’89 conducted by former MT editor W. Kim Heron.

The Sound Conference kicks off at 10 a.m. with opening remarks and welcomes, followed by a day of panels on subjects ranging from “Planning for a Detroit Sound Legacy” and ““Life After Death: Towards An Understanding of Detroit’s Punk Diaspora” to “Detroit Music Journalism Past, Present, Future” and “What is Hip Hop Journalism?”

Take a look at the website and head on over to the library on Friday. The event is free and open to the public.