AES New York 2015 Presenter or Author

George Blood

Primary Affiliation: George Blood Audio/Video/Film - Philadelphia, PA, USA
AES Member Type: Member

George Blood graduated from the University of Chicago (1983) with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory. He is the only student of Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin.

Active recording live concerts (from student recitals to opera and major symphony orchestras), since 1982 he has documented over 4,000 live events. From 1984 through 1989 he was a producer at WFMT-FM, and has recorded and edited some 600 nationally syndicated radio programs, mostly of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He has recorded or produced over 250 CDs, 5 of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards.

George Blood Audio/Video/Film was founded as Safe Sound Archive in 1992. To this day, it continues as a repository for the thousands of recordings Mr. Blood has accumulated; and to house the recital archives of the Curtis Institute of Music and concert recordings of The Philadelphia Orchestra—which previously had been stored in an unheated warehouse and the “smoking lounge” of a local radio station.

Each month George Blood Audio/Video/Film digitizes thousands of hours of audio and moving image collections from around the country. The staff are active in research into workflow, best practices, metadata, authentication, and interchangeability of digital information. Mr. Blood is an active teacher and presenter at conferences, sharing these findings with members of the trade and collections managers. He is a member of many professional organizations, and served as Chair, Philadelphia Chapter of the AES. He currently serves on the Technical Committees of ARSC and IASA, and the standards committee for MXF AS-07.

Session List

Oct 30: A5: Bits Is Bits, Right? Check Again! (Presenter)

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