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

 

Download the full program here

 

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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Part 1.

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)

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Part 2.

PANEL DISCUSSION: ARCHITECTS AND MUSICAL LEGENDS

Subject:  Disco: Music, Culture and Community: Intersections with the New York and Chicago Underground

PANEL TOPICS:

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)

 

MODERATED BY:

ADRIAN LOVING

ADRIAN LOVING

Adrian Loving

Professor, Music Scholar, Author of forthcoming book Fade 2 Grey: Androgyny, Style and Art in 80’s Pop Music

 

PANEL GUESTS:

BILL BERNSTEIN

BILL BERNSTEIN

Bill Bernstein

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

RON TRENT

RON TRENT

Ron Trent

Leading Chicago DJ, producer, music scholar, and tastemaker. Founder of Prescription Records, Futurevision Records, Electric Blue Recordings and Music and Power record label

ROBERT WILLIAMS

ROBERT WILLIAMS

Robert Williams

Founder of seminal Chicago nightclubs: The Warehouse and Music Box during the early 1980’s

DANNY KRIVIT

DANNY KRIVIT

LEE COLLINS

LEE COLLINS

 

 

 

 

Danny Krivit

DJ and New York City native, founder of record label ‘718’ and co-founder of NYC’s Body and Soul event

 

 

LEE COLLINS

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

 

MIKE EZEBUKWU

MIKE EZEBUKWU

Mike Ezebukwu

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.