30th St. Studio


Dan Mortensen, Dansound Inc. - Seattle, WA, USA

Chronological history of the studio from its construction as a church through its eras as a studio used to create many phenomenal sounding recordings in many musical genres by the country and world's leading musical, social, artistic, and theatrical artists. It was converted from a church in 1948 and demolished in 1982. The presenter has been researching the studio for the last 9 years and is in the midst of a long-term project to recreate the life of the studio with as much detail as can be found. CBS's chief recording engineer Fred Plaut was also a semi-professional photographer, and the presenter has scoured Fred's photographic archive of over 30,000 pictures to find those relevant to the studio and its occupants; many pictures from that collection will be in the presentation.

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