Featuring:
DJ Juan Atkins, DJ Terrence Parker,
DJ Minx, DJ Marcellus "Malik" Pittman
DJ Rick Wilhite, DJ Mike Clark
DJ Theo Parrish
Cornelius "Atlantis" Harris,

Saturday,
October 21, 2006
8:45am-5:00pm
Willkie Auditorium
 

Conference Program

Listen and learn from some of Detroit techno's pioneering DJs about the origins and history of techno music.  Through panel discussions and live demonstrations, the DJs will tell their stories and showcase the musical characteristics of Detroit techno, as well as its relationship to other genres such as house music.
Welcome Address
8:45-9:00 am

Dr. Portia K. Maultsby
Director, Archives of African American Music and Culture
“Detroit’s Gift to the World”: Detroit Historical Museum’s Techno Exhibit
9:00-11:00 am

Panelists will give presentations on the exhibit, including a short film that was featured with the installation.  Panelists will discuss the museum’s Detroit Techno collection, how the exhibit was organized and assembled, and what was involved in the research.
Moderator:
Denise Dalphond
Panelists:
Catherine Burkhart
Lina Stephens
Sulaiman Mausi
Lunch Break
11:30am-12:15pm
Roots of Techno: DJs Explore the History and Present State of Detroit Techno
12:30-2:30 pm

This session will explore the evolution of techno in Detroit, from its origins through the present day, with a focus on African American musical and cultural roots.
Moderator:
Beverly May
Panelists:
Juan Atkins
Mike Clark
Terrence Parker
Cornelius Harris
Break
2:30-3:00 pm
DJ Discussion & Demonstration: The Musical Characteristics of Detroit Techno & House
3:00-5:00 pm

This panel will showcase the musical characteristics of techno and house and the relationships between the two genres. Panelists will illustrate the evolution of this music in Detroit though the use of selected samples, records, and DJ mixing techniques.
Moderator:
Beverly May
Panelists:
DJ Minx
Theo Parrish
Rick Wilhite
Malik Pittman
Additional Events:
Friday, October 20th, and Saturday, October 21st, will feature performances by participating DJs at Bloomington’s Second Story Nightclub.  Performances will begin at 9:00pm.  Separate ticket required ($6.00) for club performances. 
Details available at http://www.secondstorynightclub.com/
The conference has been partially funded by the College Arts & Humanities Institute with co-sponsors: Departments of African and African American Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Communication and Culture, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, School of Journalism, African American Arts Institute, Foster International Living-Learning Center, RPS Academic Initiatives and Services, Foster Quad Community Council, and Foster Quad Student Government. Additional support has been provided by the record labels Sound Signature and Unirhythm, and the record outlet Vibes New & Rare Music.
“Roots of Techno” was organized by:
Dr. Portia K. Maultsby

Director, Archives of African American Music and Culture
Director, Ethnomusicology Program, Indiana University
Denise Dalphond,
Ph.D. Student, Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Dr. Sunni Fass
Administrator/Project Coordinator
Archives of African American Music and Culture
With assistance provided by:
Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Head of Collections, AAAMC
Fredara Hadley , Graduate Assistant, AAAMC
Mack Hagood, Graduate Assistant, AAAMC
Gillian Richards-Greaves, Graduate Assistant, AAAMC (Designer, conference website)
Josh Kreuzman (Designer, poster and postcards)
 
ATTENTION!!!
DJs will present performances on Fri. (Oct. 20) and Sat.(Oct. 21) evening at Second Story Night Club, located at 201 South College Avenue (corner of 4th and College), Bloomington, IN 47401. Details at http://www.secondstorynightclub.com/
ACCOMODATIONS
A list of Bloomington-area accommodations can be found at:
http://www.visitbloomington.com/ (click on "Where to Stay"). 
Please note that the conference occurs during Homecoming weekend at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, so many hotels in Bloomington might have limited availability.  If you are having trouble finding a place to stay, please contact us at, March 22, 2010.  If you are having trouble finding a place to stay, please contact us at sufass@indiana.edu/ (812) 855-8547.
 

The conference has been partially funded by the College Arts and Humanities Institute with co-sponsors: the IU Departments of African and African American Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Communication and Culture, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, School of Journalism, African American Arts Institute, Foster International Living-Learning Center, RPS Academic Initiativ March 22, 2010d Student Government. Additional support has been provided by the record labels Sound Signature and Unirhythm, and the record outlet Vibes New & Rare Music.
 



Designed by: Gillian Richards-Greaves
Last Updated:
March 22, 2010


Important Registration Information!!!


Please note that this conference occurred in 2006. We are no longer accepting registration forms.

COSTS:
Advance Registration
(Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2006)
Student: $5.00/person (with ID)
Non-student: $15.00/ person

After October 16, 2006, please plan on registering at the door.
Student: $8.00/person (with ID)
Non-student: $20.00/person