Tim Story (composer)

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Tim Story
Birth name Tim Story
Born 1957 (age 56–57)
Genres Chamber music, Ambient music, Jazz
Occupations 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).

In 1987, Story released the album Glass Green on the Windham Hill label. Although this was Story's only CD released by the label, Story was a regular contributor to Windham Hill compilation albums.[2]

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.[3]


Studio Albums
  • Threads (1981)[4]
  • In Another Country (1982)
  • Untitled (1984)
  • Three Feet From the Moon (1985)
  • Wheat and Rust (1987)
  • Glass Green (1987)
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1988)
  • Beguiled (1991)
  • A Desperate Serenity (Ashley/Story) (1992)
  • The Perfect Flaw (1994)
  • In Search of Angels (1994)
  • Abridged (1996)
  • Drop (Ashley/Story) (1997)
  • Persistence of Memory (Story/Roedelius) (2000)
  • Shadowplay (2001)
  • Blue Tofu (Blue Tofu) (2001)
  • Lunz (Story/Roedelius) (2002)
  • Caravan (2005)
  • Standing and Falling (Ashley/Story) (2005)
  • Buzzle (2006)
  • Inlandish (Story/Roedelius) (2008)
  • Errata (Ashley/Roedelius/Story) (2008)
  • Collected (2010)
  • Our Room (Blue Tofu) (2013)
  • Snowghost Pieces (Moebius/Story/Leidecker) (2014)
  • Lazy Arc (Story/Roedelius) (2014)
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)