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Virtual Artist Salon: Detroit Bureau of Sound and Tammy Lakkis
March 3, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
We invite you to join us in this virtual gathering space for discovery, dialogue and the exchange of ideas.
This unique series focuses on the 2022 Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Awardees, featuring artists Detroit Bureau of Sound and Tammy Lakkis. A presentation about their practices will be followed by a Q&A based conversation moderated by WDET’s Chris Campbell.
This program is a collaboration between Kresge Arts in Detroit and WDET and is part of Kresge Arts in Detroit’s mission to advance and showcase the work of Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Awardees, provide space for growth and discovery, and further the connection between Kresge artists and the wider arts community.
[accessibility note: ASL interpretation will be provided during this event]
Zac Bru is a cactus soloist, composer, and avid promoter of the future of music. He is best known by the name Detroit Bureau of Sound and has gained a reputation for mixing a variety of styles—including classical, Baroque, 20th century experimentalism, noise, and techno—into his compositions. Producing large-scale musical events has been a pivotal part of his work for the past decade; Bru has appeared in venues of all types including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan Science Center, Red Bull Arts in Detroit, and the The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (East Lansing, MI).
Tammy Lakkis is a songwriter, singer, producer, poet, and DJ based in Hamtramck with a focus on genre-defying and transnational electronic music. Lakkis—who grew up in Windsor and Dearborn Heights—made a name for herself performing playful, all-hardware live sets, singing bilingually in English and Arabic. Her debut EP, “Notice” (2021), gained international traction and accolades. She is a resident DJ at Motor City Wine and Temple Bar. Lakkis is currently working on a full length album.