Robert A. Baker

composer
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SHARP EDGES

the CD ...

SHARP EDGES is a collection of seven solo and chamber compositions written between 2004 and 2011.
It marks a landmark in my compositional output and represents some of my most recent approaches to writing music. Featuring ensembles and individuals from England, Canada and the United States (including myself on piano), these seven works offer an exciting variation in instrumentation; solo piano, trio, two quartets, quintet, and sextet including woodwind, brass, percussion and strings, giving the CD a rich palette of textures and sound colours. R.A.B.

 

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Track Listing

1. Valence IV
for clarinet, trumpet, percussion, piano, violin & cello
__ 8’33

2. Sharp Edges for violin, viola, cello, bass & percussion
__ 7’38

3. Valence III for oboe, cello & percussion
__ 6’16

4. Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? for solo piano
__ 7’49

5. Valence II for clarinet, violin, cello & piano
__ 13’20

6-7. String Quartet #1: Releasing Anamnesis
__ 13’59

8. Valence I for solo piano
__ 9’02



This CD was made possible in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the RELEASE EVENT ...


CD Release Party for SHARP EDGES
music by Robert A. Baker

& debut concert of NEWPRISM ENSEMBLE

Saturday
November 17, 2012
7:30 p.m.
2640 SPACE
2640 St Paul St, Baltimore

 

 


The night marked the debut performance of NEWPRISM ENSEMBLE
featuring David LaVorgna (flute), Pam Helton (clarinet), Joe Satava & Rob Baker (piano),
Lauren Rausch (violin), and Adam Gonzalez (cello), Chris Gekker (trumpet), and
Patrick Roulet (percussion).


PROGRAM:

Robert A. Baker - Valence I for solo piano (2008)

____Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? for solo piano (2010)

____Valence IV for clarinet, trumpet, percussion, piano, violin & cello (2011)

Morton Feldman - Projection II for flute, trumpet, piano, violin & cello (1951)

Gérard Grisey - Talea for flute, clarinet, piano, violin & cello (1986)

 

$15 admission + Complimentary drinks & CD!

Wine & Cheese, and Door Prizes!

 

 

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