13th Annual Sound System Block Party Opening Reception
Friday, July 15th 2016 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 South Stony Island Ave.
DISCO: ARTIST TALK & PANEL DISCUSSION
Organized by Adrian Loving and Ron Trent in conjunction with The Frankie Knuckles Foundation (FKF) and The Silver Room. The “Disco” discussion panel will be based around the disco era: the music, culture and community, all of which was the precursor to what eventually became modern house music.
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DISCO: AN ARTIST TALKwith Photographer Bill Bernstein
Subject: Photographing New York’s Disco Scene
Moderated by Adrian Loving, Artist and Author Bill Bernstein discusses his book Disco, a compilation of rare photographs taken in New York’s most popular and underground nightclubs in the late 1970’s. The talk will uncover how Bill gained exclusive access to document nightlife and dance music culture and what the images mean in a contemporary context.
Running time: 1hr 15 min (15 min Audience Q&A)
PANEL DISCUSSION: ARCHITECTS AND MUSICAL LEGENDS
Subject: Disco: Music, Culture and Community: Intersections with the New York and Chicago Underground
Disco - House Music Culture in Chicago / NY
Intersections of NY - Chicago (Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Ron Hardy)
Club space as refuge
Documenting Disco - Photography and print media / Flyers
Oral Histories - Originators / Creators
Running time: 1hr 15 min (30 min Audience Q&A)
Professor, Music Scholar, Author of forthcoming book Fade 2 Grey: Androgyny, Style and Art in 80’s Pop Music
Photographer and author of the book "Disco", a compilation of rare photographs taken in the clubs at the height of the disco era during the late 1970s
Leading Chicago DJ, producer, music scholar, and tastemaker. Founder of Prescription Records, Futurevision Records, Electric Blue Recordings and Music and Power record label
Founder of seminal Chicago nightclubs: The Warehouse and Music Box during the early 1980’s
DJ and New York City native, founder of record label ‘718’ and co-founder of NYC’s Body and Soul event
Legendary Chicago club DJ and founder of ‘Soul in the Hole’ productions and ‘Sweet Dreams Productions’ radio show on WHPK during the late 1970s, early 1980s and present
DONALD ST. JAMES
Chicago resident and former director of prominent record pool ‘NADJA’ in the 1970s and early 1980s
Legendary 1970s and early 1980s Chicago DJ from ‘Jeffery’s Pub’ in the early 1970s, the ‘Club La Rays’ during the 1980s and the ‘Clubhouse’ in the 1990s.