10653296_969836193098987_4829737598854037421_n.jpg

THE DETROIT BUREAU OF SOUND

...IS A PROMOTION AND PRODUCTION COMPANY FOR AVANT-GARDE MUSIC IN THE MOTOR CITY. THROUGH UNORTHODOX PRESENTATION OF MODERN MUSIC, WE AIM TO DEEPEN YOUR CONNECTION TO SOUND.

In the year 2016 we will celebrate Detroit's 315th birthday.
As a part of so-called 'New Detroit', our aim is to provide meaningful experiences through music by people whose lifetimes coincide with ours.
DBS believes that modern music can encapsulate the spirit of contemporary life as a Detroiter. 

 

We do it all: promotion, presentation, advertising design, not to mention all the music. Our studio rents lots of equipment, we perform any kind of drum set/percussion/electronic music, we perform at many unusual locations and in hallowed halls. Zac Brunell, CEO of DBS is a freelance percussionist and pianist all over Metro Detroit, and members of the DBS Studio: Jon Brown plays drumset on recordings and on tour with the Ragbirds and several other bands, Josh Cook is a teacher and composer/improviser, Justin Cook is a poet/composer/songwriter with diverse style. 


Our aim for 2016: making connections to people and places. Doing so is an absolute necessity in our effort to build an infrastructure for modern music in Motown. If you are a performer, if you own or operate a venue, if you'd like to collaborate, please head over to our CONTACT section... let's be in touch!

 

 

SPERAMUS MELIORA SONUM

...derived from a part of our City's motto, "speramus meliora" meaning "we hope for better" combined with the latin noun for "sounds", or "sonum"

WE HOPE FOR BETTER SOUNDS

 

 

 

DBS collaborators
(past and present)


 
 
 

About the CEO


Zac Brunell is a percussion artist in the Motor City. With experience in numerous genres and mediums, his concerts marry the senses with unfamiliar music in unusual environments. Zac is a sophisticated curator whose productions have been described as sounding "raw as mating bull elephants" (Lansing City Pulse).

He is a graduate of the MSU College of Music and a returning Detroit native. Zac has performed at prestigious venues and unlikely ones, ranging from Carnegie Hall and Detroit's Orchestra Hall, to the monolithic Broad Museum in East Lansing, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Zac has presented two evening-length 'portrait concerts' that feature the music of Iannis Xenakis, the acclaimed composer/architect who died in 2001, as well as a program entitled "electronic percussion sandwich" showcasing the music of Nathan Davis (of the International Contemporary Ensemble). With wide range, Zac's concerts bring the music of little-known composers to present-day audiences.

Zac Brunell is CEO of the Detroit Bureau of Sound, established in the city's 315th year.

 
 
 
 
 

members of the DBS Studio


Jon Brown

Of the Ragbirds/Men On Horseback


Josh Cook

Of Lester Grovington


Justin Cook

Poet