Pauline Anna Strom has died at the age of 74. News of the electronic composer’s passing was confirmed by her record label RVNG Intl yesterday (December 14). No cause of death has been given.
Born blind in the South in 1946, Storm was raised in a Catholic household and moved to the San Frasisco Bay Area in the 1970s, where she immersed herself in new age and ambient music. She put out her first album, Trans-Millenia Consort, in 1982 and continued releasing music throughout the 1980s.
In 2017, RVNG Intl. released an anthology of her work titled Trans-Millenia Music. After having left the music industry for decades due to financial difficulties, she started working on her first album in 30 years, Angel Tears In Sunlight, which is slated for release in February.
“While there were certainly stretches of time over the past decade when I might not hear from her (or her from me), her force was always felt invariably if not in mysterious ways,” Matt Werth of RVNG Intl. wrote in a statement. “This same energy has attracted so many listeners to Paula’s music and world-building, and will continue to endure and evolve.” Find his post below.
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