Robert A. Baker (born 1970, Toronto, Canada) is a composer, theorist, pianist and conductor of new music. His compositions have been performed at concerts and at festivals and conferences in North America and Europe including: the St. Magnus and York Spring New Music Festivals (UK); Jihlava International Choral Festival (Czech Republic); Festival “Giuseppe Rosetta” (Italy); New Music North (Canada); Miami New Music ISCM Festival (USA).

His research focuses on 20th-century analysis, particularly the music of Wolfgang Rihm, as well as issues of temporality and the perception of musical form. Baker’s writing has been presented at numerous conferences across North America, and published in Circuit musique contemporaines. He received a Ph.D in Composition from McGill University in 2009, and is currently Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC

Albums

Modes

Release Date: August 12, 2016
Catalog Number: NV6051
21st Century
Chamber
Electroacoustic
Large Ensemble
Navona Records proudly presents MODES, the 30th edition of the celebrated Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series and the sixth SCI release on the label. The album features a diverse array of compositions, with influences from around the world and experiences that are new and thrillingly avant-garde
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Felt

Release Date: February 10, 2015
Catalog Number: NV5987
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Piano
FELT, a compilation for solo piano offered by Navona Records, presents an array of techniques and themes to illustrate the piano's dexterous capacity for limitless expression and tonal colors.
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PARMA Music Festival Live 2013

Release Date: April 1, 2014
Catalog Number: NV5950
21st Century
Jazz
Orchestral
Cello
Electronic
Orchestra
10 concerts, 7 venues, 3 days. The inaugural PARMA Music Festival in 2013 featured more than 100 composers and performers in works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, and jazz groups, as well as improvised collaborations between indie rockers and classical instrumentalists. This release collects some of the finest performances from the Festival, as recorded by the PARMA Recordings production team.
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