composer  |  music theorist  |  new music conductor

ROBERT A. BAKER

 
 
 
 
 

Robert began conducting in 1990, initially working with sacred choral music for over a decade. After gaining several early orchestral conducting opportunities by 2000, his focus gradually shifted towards specializing in instrumental music, and 20th- and 21st-Century repertoire in particular.

Since then, Robert has conducted over thirty contemporary works, including fourteen premieres, for various ensembles in Canada and the United States, and currently he is director and conductor of the Washington DC-based Newprism Ensemble.

Below is a list of contemporary music conducted (mostly) since 2012.

Composer

Title

Ensemble

Date

Contemporary Music Conducted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abrahamsen, Hans

Schnee

SONAR 

Jan 2015

Baker, Robert A.

all the lights are gathered in your eyes [VIDEO]

Newprism

Oct 2017

 

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*

SONAR

Nov 2015

 

Dismantled Embankments*

SONAR

Apr 2015

Boulez, Pierre

Dérive 1 [VIDEO] Newprism Oct 2017

Cerrone, Christopher

Invisible Overture

SONAR

Apr 2016

Chase, Ryan

Stargazer

SONAR

Nov 2015

Chou, Wen-Chung

Twilight Colors

CUA CME

Apr 2016

Chu, James

Doll Works*

SONAR

Apr 2016

 

Untitled*

SONAR

Apr 2015

Feldman, Morton

Four Instruments (1975)

CUA CME

Dec 2016

 

Routine Investigations

CUA CME

Dec 2015

 

Projection 2

Newprism

Oct 2012

Grisey, Gérard

Talea

Newprism

Oct 2012

Hevia, Lonnie

By the Light of the Stars [VIDEO]

SONAR

Jan 2014

Hosokawa, Toshio

A Song from Far Away [VIDEO]

Newprism

Apr 2017

Kong, Xulu

For Ten Instruments*

SONAR

Apr 2015

Mincek, Alex

poco a poco

SONAR

May 2014

Murail, Tristan

Feuilles à 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 [VIDEO]

SONAR

Jan 2014

Sherr, Lawrence

Flame Language

CUA CME

Jan 2014

Snider, Sarah Kirkland

You are free  Newprism Oct 2017

Sørensen, Bent

The Deserted Churchyards [VIDEO]

Newprism

Apr 2017

Stravinsky, Igor

Septet

toneART

May 2001

Zare, Roger

The Tell-Tale Heart* [VIDEO]

SONAR

May 2015

 

 

 

 

* World premiere

CUA CME = Catholic University of America Contemporary Music Ensemble

SU = Salisbury University, MD

 

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