Three Part Invention
Books and pamphlets:
A Bit Brink Green Quartz-like, Pig Press, Durham, 1983.
A Gallimaufry, Northern Lights, London, 1985.
Scrins, Pig Press, Durham, 1989.
Valdeez, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1992.
To Whom It May Concern, Orcombe, UK, 1993.
Cable, Short Run, Cheltenham, 1995.
...yellow, blue, tibia..., SpotS, New York, 1995.
As You Were, Poetical Histories, Cambridge, 1996.
from far away (with Harry Gilonis), Oasis, London, 1998.
Binding Affinities, Oasis, 1999.
Monksnailsongs, (with Richard Caddel), Wild Honey Press, 2002.
Three Part Invention and other scored occasions, West House,
Blaise Cendrars, Prose of the Trans-Siberian & of the Little Jeanne
de France, West House, Sheffield, UK, 2001.
Poetry and critical reviews have appeared in a wide variety of magazines
over the last 20 years in the UK, Canada, USA, Japan, Czech Republic,
Ireland and France. An extensive critical essay on the work of Peter Riley
appeared in The Gig, no.7, Willowdale, Canada; and a semi-fictional
work Britinbedekish: A Dog-eared Guido, will be published in
Libretti for Jane Wells' This Is What I Saw and texts for Andrew
Williams' music-theatre work, Body.
Festival Franco-Anglais de Poésie, May 2000 & 2001, for
which music was also commissioned and about which more may be found at
Writing translated into French and Czech.
Royal Festival Hall, London, 1997 - a scoring for the balcony windows
of texts and music created with children from special schools in south
Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, 1998 - a music and video installation
of texts choreographed for three screens created with people from Het
Giels Bos, Belgium.
Riverside Festival Bedford, 1998 - a word and music "maze" created
with students from various schools in Bedfordshire as part of the Philharmonia
Orchestra's Ligeti season.
Tony Baker was born in south London in 1954 on J.S.Bach's birthday. He
studied piano and composition at Trinity College, London, literature at
Cambridge University and subsequently completed a PhD on William Carlos
Williams at Durham University in 1982. Since then he has worked mainly
as a musician and ecologist. He has written a book on the history of mycology
and co-authored another on creative work with autistic children. He has
collaborated widely with people working across the arts - dancers, musicians,
painters, poets - and is especially drawn to improvised performance. Between
1980 and 1989 he edited and published the poetry magazine Figs and
he has contributed to numerous magazines and anthologies. His writing
has been translated into French and Czech. With a home still in the Derbyshire
Peak District, he has lived in France since 1995 amongst the vineyards