I aim to create pieces of music that immediately envelop and transport the listener. In much of my recent work, this visceral intensity is channeled through forms that slowly morph over time, allowing one to comfortably live within a musical texture while simultaneously sensing its transformation. There is a simplicity and directness to my music that often yields unexpected complexity.
Explore the works of Drew Baker on the following releases:
h2 Quartet - Hard Line
(Blue Griffin Recording)
The h2 quartet performs Drew Baker's Scream When It Sighs for piano and saxophone quartet. Written for h2, Scream When It Sighs features all 4 saxophonists playing directly into the resonating piano.
Marilyn Nonken - Stress Position
(New Focus Recordings)
Virtuoso Marilyn Nonken plays the piano works of Drew Baker. Ira Byelick of the American Record Guide describes the album as "extremely inventive and aurally seductive, and each piece speaks with its own voice."
A/B Duo - Variety Show
On their first full-length album, the A/B Duo offer a dramatic performance of Drew Baker's limb for contrabass flute, piccolo, and percussion. Fanfare Magazine notes "Baker draws up an imposing, and imaginative, soundscape."