Third Thursday Speaker Series: Salvaging Sound

January 17 2019 | 6:00pm to January 18 2019 | 7:55pm

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited for this popular series. To register for a presentation, please
contact Charnae Sanders, Public Programs Coordinator, at 313.833.0277 or


Salvaging Sound: Detroit Sound Conservancy and the Struggle to Preserve Detroit's Musical Legacies

by Dr. Carleton Gholz, Founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Sound Conservancy

From City Hall to international exhibitions, the nonprofit Detroit Sound Conservancy and its partners have consistently raised the alarm that our sound needs salvaging. Whether it’s historical sites at risk of demolition, recordings disintegrating in basements, or musicians with incredible stories still yet to be sung, the time to act is now.

Dr. Carleton Gholz, founder and executive director of the Detroit Sound Conservancy, will host a presentation on the history and impact of the organization. He will also talk about the upcoming exhibit on the organization that will explore the vision and journey of Detroit Sound Conservancy through historical artifacts and storytelling, photographs and ephemera, as well as oral history recordings and music.

Photograph by Doug Coombe. Used with permission.