Oral History Information
John Storyk began playing the piano at the age of 6, and the clarinet six years later. While playing in the school band, John realized he had a great interest and passion for the sound each instrument made. The idea of audio vibrations and sound waves really intrigued him. While playing in bands, John kept looking around at how the sound waves reacted to different walls and environment, which led to opportunities to design rooms for ideal acoustics. In 1969 he worked with Jimi Hendrix to design the now famous Electric Lady Studios.
John and his wife Beth Walters formed Walters-Story Design Group, which has come to define the art of studio and sound design. In addition to creating studios around the world and setting standards and practices in acoustic architecture, the firm has won several TEC Awards for outstanding achievement in Acoustic Design.