Pauline Anna Strom has died on the age of 74.
The San Francisco-based digital artist’s label, RVNG Intl., confirmed the information in a statement issued yesterday (December 14). No explanation for dying has but been given.
Strom introduced her first album in 30 years, ‘Angel Tears In Daylight’, final month. Writing on social media, RVNG Intl. defined that the musician had been in self-isolation because the starting of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It didn’t clock when Paula didn’t return a voicemail I left this previous Friday to coordinate one other interview round her forthcoming album,” the label wrote. “We had been in contact so incessantly over the previous a number of months with this new music on the horizon that I’d clearly taken her availability as a right.
“Whereas Paula’s restoration from a fall in early 2019 that resulted in a damaged hip and intensive surgical procedure took the time wanted, her well being appeared in any other case advantageous. I visited her in San Francisco earlier this yr earlier than the world went sideways to confirm this, and he or she remained dutifully locked down and in place by way of the pandemic to keep away from danger to publicity.”
The assertion went on: “So, the suddenness of loss makes her passing all of the extra devastating. Whereas there have been actually stretches of time over the previous decade after I won’t hear from her (or her from me), her pressure was at all times felt invariably if not in mysterious methods. This similar vitality has attracted so many listeners to Paula’s music and world-building, and can proceed to endure and evolve.”
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Strom, who was born blind in 1946, grew up in Louisiana and Kentucky earlier than shifting to the Bay Space within the early Seventies. Her first album, ‘Trans-Millenia Consort’, got here out in 1982. She launched an extra six information all through the ’80s previous to retiring from music.
‘Angel Tears In Daylight’ was attributable to arrive in February 2021, and would observe on from ‘Trans-Millennia Music’, a 2017 anthology of her previous materials.