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George Blood

George Blood Audio/Video/Film
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Philadelphia PA
George Blood has worked in classical music production since receiving his bachelor's degree in Music Theory from the University of Chicago in 1983. While recording live concerts (from student recitals to opera and major symphony orchestras) since 1982, he documented over 4,000 live events. From 1984 through 1989 he was a producer at WFMT-FM where he recorded and edited some 300 nationally-syndicated radio programs, most of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He recorded or produced nearly 100 CDs, and received Grammy Award nominations for two of them. Safe Sound Archive was founded in 1992 as a repository for the thousands of recordings George Blood accumulated, and to house the recital archives of the Curtis Institute of Music and concert recordings of The Philadelphia Orchestra -- previously stored in an unheated warehouse and the "smoking lounge" of a local radio station. He has presented papers, workshops, served on panels, and lectured at the Society of American Archivists, American Library Association, Oral History of the Mid Atlantic Region, the Audio Engineering Society, Acoustical Society of America, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, Swarthmore College, and the Curtis Institute of Music. Blood serves as editor of the Newsletter of the Recorded Sound Round Table of the Society of American Archivists. He also served on the Technical Committee of ARSC and the Preservation Committee for the Music Library Association.