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GO BACK | MUSIC CITIES SUMMIT AGENDA
Friday 04/21/2017
Sheraton Hall A/B
10:45AM - 11:00AM
(15 minutes)
Presentation

Sonic Apocalypse: The End has Come for Detroit’s Recorded Musical Legacies - Will the Silence Be Averted?

Much like the threat of climate change, the threat to our audio heritage is real and it is here now. In 2015, the British Library put a date on that threat announcing that they had 15 years to preserve their country’s analog audio through digitization before it was lost forever. But the problem is even more acute in cities like Detroit where archival media lab resources and preservation dollars are practically non-existent. In this presentation, Carleton Gholz, PhD, Founder and Executive Director of the Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC), using Detroit as a case study in “sonic apocalypse,” outlines the risks and opportunities for cultural preservation in a time of economic austerity and political crisis.
Presenter

Dr.Carleton Gholz

Founder & Executive Director
Detroit Sound Conservancy
Detroit, USA