Robert A. Baker

“That we may simultaneously identify both linearity (evoking motion) and cyclic procedure (evoking stasis) suggests that, within the complex of a musical texture, some constituent elements may evoke one type of musical time, while different constituents evoke another. The understanding, therefore, of Musical Aesthetic Time, is not singular or exclusive. On the contrary, it is multiple and we must contemplate the combined nature of the various Musical Aesthetic Times evoked in all their complexity and paradoxical beauty.”

– R. A. Baker
From: Temporality in Twentieth-Century Opera (Part one of PhD Dissertation in two parts, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Summer 2008), pp. 34-35

 

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Post 1945 Repertoire


composer title ensemble date
Abrahamsen, Hans Schnee SONAR Jan 2015
Baker, Robert A. on a fragile curve*
Faustus Songs
... and wondrous strange snow*
Valence IV*
Blue Surface*
Aspects of the Hawk*
Chamber Concerto (#1)*
Newprism
(recording session)
SONAR
Newprism
SU Guitar Ensemble
toneART
toneART
Apr 2017
May 2015
Jan 2015
Oct 2012
Apr 2012
May 2002
May 2001
Bentz, Nicholas a night sky consumed in light*
Dimantled Embankments*
SONAR Nov 2015
Apr 2015
Cerrone, Christopher Invisible Overture SONAR Apr 2016
Chase, Ryan Stargazer SONAR Nov 2015
Chou, Wen-Chung Twilight Colors CUA CME Apr 2016
Chu, James Untitled*
Doll Works*
SONAR
SONAR
Apr 2015
Apr 2016
Feldman, Morton Routine Investigations
Projection 2
CUA CME
Newprism
Dec 2015
Oct 2012
Grisey, Gérard Talea SONAR Oct 2012
Hevia, Lonnie By the Light of the Stars* SONAR Jan 2014
Hosokawa, Toshia A Song from Far Away Newprism Apr 2017
Kong, Xulu For Ten Instruments* SONAR Apr 2015
Mincek, Alex poco a poco SONAR May 2014
Murail, Tristan Feuilles a travers les cloches CUA CME May 2016
Nobles, Jordan On a Mote of Dust Suspended in a Sunbeam CUA CME Dec 2016
Olivier, Ryan Magis CUA CME Jan 2014
Pazdziora, Eric Doctor Milliner's Marvelous Musical Flying Machine CUA CME Jan 2014
Posner, Andrew Saudade* SONAR Apr 2015
Sciarrino, Salvatore Infinito Nero SONAR Jan 2014
Sherr, Laurence Flame Language CUA CME Jan 2014
Sørensen, Bent The Deserted Churchyards Newprism Apr 2017
Stravinsky, Igor Septet toneART May 2001
Zare, Roger The Tell-Tale Heart* SONAR May 2015
       
* World premiere
CUA CME = Catholic University of America Contemporary Music Ensemble