Pauline Anna Strom lifeless on the age of 74

Bay Area composer Pauline Anna Strom has died at the age of 74, her record label RVNG Intl. announced. No cause of death was disclosed. Below is a tribute to electricity written by RVNG founder Matt Werth.

Pauline Anna Strom was born blind in the south in 1946. She grew up in a Catholic household and grew up listening to classical music by JS Bach, Beethoven and Chopin. As an adult, she moved to San Francisco and began recording music using a Tascam four-track and a number of synthesizers. “When I first got acquainted with synthesizers, I fell in love with electronic music,” she told Huck in 2017. “I felt that electronics expanded the ability to create from your imagination.”

Strom released her first album, Trans-Millenia Consort, in 1982 and continued to release music through the 80s, often using the title of her debut album as a pseudonym. In 2017 RVNG Intl. published an anthology of their work called Trans-Millenia Music. The label will release their new album Angel Tears in Sunlight on February 19, 2021.

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