Robert A. Baker

composer | theorist
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Conducting Chou Wen-chung's Twilight Colors with CUA's CME, April 2016, Washington, DC, USA.
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Conducting Alex Mincek's poco a poco with SONAR New Music Ensemble, May 2014, Baltimore Theatre Project, USA.
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Conducting Salvatore Sciarrino's Infinito Nero with SONAR New Music Ensemble, January 2014, Baltimore Theatre Project, USA. Megan Ihnen, Mezzo Soprano
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Lonnie Hevia, composer (left); R. A. Baler, conductor, in rehearsal.

 

Guest Conducting with SONAR New Music Ensemble on January 31 and February 2nd for their Dark Visions concerts
at the Baltimore Theatre Project. Thrilled to premiere Lonnie Hevia’s By the Light of the Stars, and give a rare performance
of Salvatore Sciarrino’s ecstasy in one act, Infinito Nero. Looking forward to more collaboration next season with these
fabulous and visionary musicians (February 2, 2014)

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Lecture-Recital, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays?: compositional technique,
form and temporal experience in a recent composition for solo piano
, given at the
42nd MA-College Music Society Conference, George Mason U, VA, USA (25 February 2012)

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Premiere performance of Angle - Horizon - Resonance for piano & live electronics at
New Music Salisbury, Salisbury University, MD, USA (9 May 2011)

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In the studio recording Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays?, which will appear on my new
CD scheduled to be released this season.
Garrett Davis, engineer; SU Recording Studio (13 March 2011)
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The third performance and U.S. premiere of Valence II performed by members of theFlorida State University
New Music Ensemble: Nan Yen Lin, clarinet; Kristin Pfeifer, violin; Katie Geeseman, cello; Joy Thurman, piano;
Tucker Biddlecombe, conductor (28 January 2011)
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Second performance of Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? and the fourth of Valence I at
New Music Salisbury, Salisbury University, MD, USA (22 October 2010)

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Second performance of Valence II by the brilliant Chiasmus Ensemble (James Stephenson, director)
Didsbury Arts Festival, Manchester, England (27 September 2010)

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Premiere of Valence II (Chiasmus Ensemble; James Stephenson, cond.)
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York Spring New Music Festival, University of York, England (15 May 2010)

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Premiere of Valence II (Chiasmus Ensemble; James Stephenson, cond.)
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York Spring New Music Festival, University of York, England (15 May 2010)

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Premiere of Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays? (Robert Baker, piano)
An Die Musik Live!, Baltimore, MD, USA (May 2010)

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Christian Baldini rehearsing Psappha; dress rehearsal of Sharp Edges
St. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Scotland (June 2009)
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Premiere of Sharp Edges (Psappha ensemble; Christian Baldini, cond.)
St. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Scotland (June 2009)
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At the harpsichord

 

 

 

 

 

At the piano

 

 

 


Conducting Dido and Aeneas
Salisbury University, MD (April 2008)
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