Detroit Bureau of Sound

avant garde / experimental / contemporary classical / improvisation / noise / techno / ambient / dada / live electronics /

Xenakis / Reich / Cianni / Cage / Oliveros / Plastikman / Schaeffer / Glass / Buchla / Smith

 

‘Lease our lobby (regional edit)’
by bureau trash
video by Louis Stein

come see our debut set: 1/25 at Ghost Light Hamtramck

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Projects:
Bureau Trash | YAK  |  john cage rave 

 Collaborators:
Yuri PopowyczJo Rad Silver | The Ottolab

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Established in Detroit's 315th year
speramus meliora sonum

upcoming EVENTS

bureau trash debut

with Saajtak, Circument (Cy Tulip), Reverent (Jordan Reyes of ONO, Chicago)


January 25, 2019 @ Ghost Light Hamtramck
2314 Caniff St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

RSVP | Tickets


 

zac bru cactus @ wayne state music technology

DBS director Zac Bru appears at Wayne State University to talk about sonic succulents, John Cage, and the tradition of chance music. Appearing as a guest artist on the WSU Music Tech Faculty Recital


7pm March 7, 2019 @ Schaver Music Hall at Wayne State University
Old Main, 480 W Hancock St, Detroit, MI 48201

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how sounds are made series

Our upcoming series “How Sounds Are Made” will fuse eclectic styles of sound production in ways that will provoke the imagination of your ears and eyes. Each third Thursday, March to August 2019, a new pair of unusual music acts will perform and show you How Sounds are Made. Special thanks to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and Michigan ArtShare for supporting this endeavor.

Artist lineup announced shortly…!

how sounds are made ep. 1

6-8:30pm
March 21, 2019 @ Artist Village Collective Detroit
18220 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219


how sounds are made ep. 2

6-8:30pm
April 18, 2019 @ Artist Village Collective Detroit
18220 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219


how sounds are made ep. 3

6-8:30pm
May 16, 2019 @ Artist Village Collective Detroit
18220 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219


how sounds are made ep. 4

6-8:30pm
June 20, 2019 @ Artist Village Collective Detroit
18220 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219


how sounds are made ep. 5

6-8:30pm
July 18, 2019 @ Artist Village Collective Detroit
18220 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219


how sounds are made ep. 6

6-8:30pm
August 15, 2019 @ Artist Village Collective Detroit
18220 Lahser Rd, Detroit, MI 48219

 
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live techno trio

DBS’s techno trio, Bureau Trash was formed in late 2018 as the next and current incarnation of the noise project YAK, a shift of focus to live performance of Detroit Techno.

Bureau Trash’s First EP is coming Spring 2019. [Preview]

Jonah Raduns-Silverstein on drum machines
Yuri Popowycz on violin and FX
Zac Bru on synthesizers

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YAK

conceptual drone/noise
2018 album: Bardo

In Tibetan Buddhism, Bardo is the state of existence between death and rebirth, varying in length according to a person's conduct in life and manner of death. Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, literally translates to "Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State". 

YAK's 2018 "Bardo" soundtracks a journey between this life and the next. Avant Music News says "Two-thirds of YAK is classically trained, and from a virtuosity point of view, it shows. But Bardo does not sound like any form of music coming from the conservatory. Instead, this trio uses their skills to explore the gray areas between genres in a novel and jarring fashion."

credits

released February 27, 2018
Yuri Popowycz: violin, bass viola da gamba, field recordings // Zac Brunell: cymbals, moog // Jonah Raduns-Silverstein: octatrack, effects, dub // Recorded and mixed by Jonah Raduns-Silverstein at Assemble Sound, Detroit // Mastered by Eddie Logix

Listen to Bardo on Bandcamp / Spotify and all streaming platforms

Zac bru

solo experimental/techno
percussion+piano+electronics

DBS Director Zac Bru is a classically trained percussionist and pianist whose performances have been described “raw as mating bull elephants” (Lansing City Pulse, 2013). Encompassing styles of classical music old and new, 20th Century experimentalism, Detroit techno, and noise - you’ll never hear the same performance twice.

Zac is known for playing the cactus -a tradition from John Cage- and his blending of musical styles as an improvisor and composer. Recently Zac began performing sonic responses to different works of visual art, recently appearing in response to the “Fieldwork” exhibition by Larry Cressman at K.OSS Contemporary Art Gallery in Detroit.

Recent Appearances

August ‘18: solo cactus techno set at Texture & Mutek present @ Marble Bar, Detroit

July ‘18: solo electro-acoustic composition “Rejecting Reality” @ Red Bull Arts Detroit

May ‘18: composition premiere of “Perfect Authentic” for Akropolis Reed Quintet+YAK at Playground, Detroit

March ‘18: composition “Architexture” for amplified percussion quartet premiered at Detroit Institute of Arts

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