Tim Story (composer)

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Tim Story
Birth name Tim Story
Born 1957 (age 57–58)
Philadelphia
Genres Chamber music, Ambient music, Jazz
Occupation(s) songwriter, producer, director

Tim Story (born 1957 in Philadelphia, PA) is an American composer, recording artist and producer of electronic and acoustic music. A 1989 Grammy Award nominee,[citation needed] Story has performed on more than 20 solo and collaborative albums and in soundtracks for film and television.

Early years[edit]

Tim Story was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1957. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Toledo in 1980.[1]

Musical career[edit]

In the early 1970s, Story began composing music in his home studio.

From 1981 to 1986, Story recorded several albums of original ambient music, including Threads (1981), In Another Country (1982), Untitled (1984), Three Feet From the Moon (1985), and Wheat and Rust (1987).

Story lives outside of Toledo in the small river town of Maumee, Ohio. In addition to his career as a composer and recording artist, Story is part-owner of a recording studio, Zeta Recording.[1]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Year Title Notes
1981 Threads
  • Atem Records (France, unreleased) (FGR 16)
  • Re-issued (1992) by Eurock Records (USA) (ECD 2008/CD)
1981 In Another Country
  • Dubious Recordings (USA) (DC001/Cassette)
  • Uniton Records (Norway) (U009/LP)
  • Re-issued (1995) by Eurock Records (USA) (ECD 2012/CD)
1984 Untitled
  • Uniton Records (Norway) (U024/LP Cassette)
  • Polydor (Japan) (3112-56/CD LP)
  • Re-issued (1988) by Windham Hill Records/Lost Lake Arts (USA) (WD 0094/CD LP Cass)
1986 Three Feet From The Moon
  • Uniton Records (Norway) (U027/LP Cassette)
  • Teichiku (Japan) (30CP-148/CD)
  • Re-issued (1997) by Eurock Records (USA) (ECD 2014/CD)
1987 Wheat and Rust
  • Cicada Records (Norway) (C008/LP Cassette, CACD 03/CD)
1987 Glass Green
  • Windham Hill (USA) (WD 1061, 11124/CD LP Cassette)
1988 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Windham Hill/Rabbit Ears (USA) (WD 0711) l
  • Read by Glenn Close; Music composed, arranged and performed by Tim Story
1991 Beguiled
  • Hearts Of Space (USA) (HS11027/CD Cass)
1992 A Desperate Serenity
  • Multimood Records (Sweden) (XXXXXX/CD)
  • Dwight Ashley and Tim Story
1994 In Search of Angels
  • Windham Hill (USA) (11153-2/CD Cass)
  • Music from PBS Special "In Search of Angels", includes 4 tracks composed, arranged and performed by Tim Story
1994 The Perfect Flaw
  • Hearts of Space (USA) (HS11045/CD Cass)
1996 Abridged
  • Hearts of Space (USA) (HS11066/CD)
  • Includes "drawn by hand", previously unreleased
1997 Drop
  • Lektronic Soundscapes (Netherlands) (LS 010/CD)
  • Dwight Ashley and Tim Story
  • Re-issued (2003) by Nepenthe Music (USA) (AMC05003/CD)
2000 Persistence of Memory
  • Seventh Chance (USA) (AT101/Limited Edition CD)
  • Hans-Joachim Röedelius and Tim Story
2001 Shadowpplay
  • Hearts of Space (USA) (11403-2/CD)
2001 Blue Tofu
  • Dubious Recordings (USA) (DCD20012/CD)
  • Blue Tofu (Andrea Matthews and Tim Story)
2002 Lunz
  • Groenland (UK) (CDGRON3/CD)
  • Hans-Joachim Röedelius and Tim Story
  • Re-issued (2003) by Narada (USA) (ECD 2014/CD)
  • Re-issued (2011) by Nepenthe Music (USA) (AMC11028/CD)
2004 Lunz Reinterpretations
  • Groenland (UK) (CDGRON16/CD)
  • Hans-Joachim Röedelius and Tim Story and others
  • 2-CD set featuring original CD and CD of remixes
2005 Caravan
  • Nepenthe Music (UK) (AMC05004/CD)
  • Soundtrack to the Motion Picture “Caravan“
2005 Standing+Falling
  • Nepenthe Music (UK) (AMC05007/CD)
  • Dwight Ashley and Tim Story
2006 buzzle
  • Barking Green (UK) (BGM00041/CD)
2008 errata
  • Nepenthe Music (USA) (AMC08019/CD)
  • Dwight Ashley, Hans-Joachim Röedelius and Tim Story (A.R.S.(e) )
2010 Collected
  • Nepenthe Music (USA) (AMC10025/CD)
2013 Our Room
  • Dubious Recordings (USA) (DCD20023/CD)
  • Blue Tofu (Andrea Matthews and Tim Story)
2014 Snowghost Pieces
  • bureau b Records (Germany) (BB167/CD)
  • Dieter Möebius, Jon Leidecker and Tim Story
2014 Lazy Arc
  • Curious Music/Seventh Chance (USA) (Limited Edition CD)
  • Hans-Joachim Röedelius and Tim Story
Tracks included on compilations
  • Of The Father's Love Begotten, A Winter's Solstice III, Windham Hill (1990)
  • The Seed, The Seed, CUE Records (1992)
  • Gymnopedie 1, The Impressionists, Windham Hill (1992)
  • Asleep the Snow Came Flying, A Winter's Solstice IV, Windham Hill (1993 WH)
  • "Theme from In Search of Angels", In Search of Angels, Windham Hill (1994)
  • "Angel of the Elegies", In Search of Angels, Windham Hill (1994)
  • "Voices in the Liquid Air", In Search of Angels, Windham Hill (1994)
  • "Angelos", In Search of Angels, Windham Hill (1994)
  • "Woman at the Well", In Search of Angels, Windham Hill (1994)
  • Siciliano, The Bach Variations, Windham Hill (1994)
  • The Death of Ase, The Romantics, Windham Hill (1995)
  • Adagio from Serenade 10 in B-flat, A Different Mozart, Imaginary Road (1996)
  • The Earth Lay White, On A Winter's Night, Imaginary Road (1997)
  • In The Winter's Pale, A Winter's Solstice VI, Windham Hill (1997)
  • The Silver Swan, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Windham Hill (1998)
  • Caranna, Thanksgiving, Windham Hill (1998)
  • When Comes December, A Winter's Solstice Silver Anniversary Edition, Windham Hill (2001)
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, A Windham Hill Christmas, Windham Hill (2002)
  • Largo, Adagio, Windham Hill (2003)
  • Sanctus, Prayer, Windham Hill (2003)
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, A Windham Hill Christmas II, Windham Hill (2003)
  • The Holly and the Ivy, I'll Be Home For Christmas, Windham Hill (2004)
  • The First Noel/What Is This Fragrance?, Christmas Eve, Windham Hill (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b alternativemusicpress.com, "Tim Story Biography". Accessed October 5, 2014.