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Detroit Bureau of Sound

experimental music is the message and we are the soapbox. Since 2016 DBS has produced unique concert experiences throughout the motor city. we are home to many projects and love to rep the work of our collaborators. if you ever want to talk about sound, make sure you find our contact page

background: Myles Emmons visuals for YAK's 2017 "Bos Mutus" 

 

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Established in Detroit's 315th year

SPERAMUS MELIORA SONUM

 

upcoming EVENTS

     

YAKROPOLIS: Yak & Akropolis, ahya simone, projections by ben keeler

Friday May 4th, 2018 - PLAYGROUND DETROIT

Tickets $10 here (complimentary drinks provided, ages 21 and up)

Industrial folk trio YAK combines forces with Akropolis Reed Quintet to create a many-headed octaphonic sound beast, drenched in the 3D projections of Ben Keeler. The night will open with a solo harp performance from Ahya Simone (of Seraphine Collective / Video7) followed by performances from YAK and Akropolis separately and together as Yakropolis.

 

YAKROPOLIS: Yak & Akropolis, ahya simone, projections by ben keeler

Saturday May 5th, 2018 - Kerrytown Concert House Ann Arbor

Tickets

 

more upcoming events

May 11th YAK at The Syndicate for The New Arts, Cleveland

May 30th Virginia Park Unbender (secret location)

 
 
 
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YAK

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

Big thanks to Steve Stavropoulos for this incredible video for "Deep Valley Genesis"

 

Photos from The Ottolab
(Karl Otto is our Very Important Photographer in residence)

David Ledoux, cello
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Zac Brunell, percussion
Detroit Bureau of Sound

Yuri Popowycz, violin
Michigan Opera Theatre

Dennis Nulty, tuba
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

 

DBS Techno Ensemble

Detroit Bureau of Sound is a 4-piece techno ensemble that pays homage to the great masters of Detroit electronica. Bridging the gap between the concert hall and the warehouse rave with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre. A band like none other. Read more...