Electronic Press Kit

Self-Portrait by Elizabeth A. Baker

Eschewing the collection of traditional titles that describe single elements of her body of work, Elizabeth refers to herself as a “New Renaissance Artist” that embraces a constant stream of change and rebirth in practice, which expands into a variety of media, chiefly an exploration of how sonic and spatial worlds can be manipulated to personify a variety of philosophies and principles both tangible as well as intangible. Elizabeth has received international recognition from press, scholars, and the public for her conceptual compositions and commitment to inclusive programming. Fanfare Magazine proclaimed in Fall 2019 “Perhaps Baker will be the Pauline Oliveros of her generation, and perhaps she will be more than that.”

When referring to Elizabeth in print her honorific title and full name including the middle initial is always to be used —
The Honourable Elizabeth A. Baker.

In print and speech, the shortened version of The Honourable Elizabeth A. Baker is just Elizabeth.

Elizabeth’s pronouns are she/her.

Elizabeth’s honorific title is The Honourable Elizabeth A. Baker, which should be used in lieu of “Ms. Baker.” The entire title is used every time like “A Tribe Called Quest” you say “The Honourable Elizabeth A. Baker” as a whole.

In lieu of an other title or label such as composer, performer, author, etc., Elizabeth is always a referred to as a “new renaissance artist.”


“Saying Elizabeth A. Baker plays toy pianos is like saying the Hubble telescope takes photos.” – Tampa Bay Times

“…Baker’s unorthodox approach toward composition and performance shows her unique perception of the world.” – Jeff Brown, VAN Magazine

“A more than impressive debut…” – Textura

“New perspectives, perhaps, are Quadrivium’s best exports. The album isn’t a conventional listen by any means; the title is a nod at the idea of curricula involving the “mathematical arts” of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music. But Quadrivium isn’t burdensome — or laborious, either. It’s an invitation to get focused, unplug from distractions, and take a lap around an extensive work of art. And hopefully learn a little bit about yourself when it’s all said and done.” – Ray Roa, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

“As distinguished as the other composers she interpreted in this performance are, Baker’s own pieces were by far the most provocative. Work like this is a sterling testimonial to her artistry that proves she’s not just an expert in the toy piano field but a pioneer.” – The Orlando Weekly

Baker’s striking high/low piano contrasts follow a hypnotically circling, glacial pace in the thirteen-plus minutes of the album’s opening track, Sashay. Subtly and slowly, her icicle accents grow more spacious, with the occasional unexpectedly playful accent… Lots of flavors and lots of troubling relevance in an album which has a remarkably persistent awareness even as Baker messes with the listener’s imagination. – New York Music Daily

It is as contemporary as anything you will hear, and it is not afraid to combine deftly timbral and sound-color beauty in striking ways. The music is visceral. The words are frank yet poetic. – Gregory Edwards

“In Quadrivium, Elizabeth A. Baker does more than show the different ways that historical and modern influences can co-exist, she does so with purpose.  She illuminates the ways that the changing digital world is changing us. She embraces the future cautiously while avoiding nostalgia for the past. She warns of the consequences of our rapidly changing world while leading us into the future anyway.  She acknowledges the dangers that lie ahead but equips us with her own quadrivium of lessons in a variety of subjects & mediums.” – Erin Marie Hoerchler for The Sybaritic Singer

“…what hooks you and reels you in is her intensity and immense talent on the piano.” – The Weekly Challenger, Saint Petersburg, Florida

Elizabeth A. Baker on falling in love from the point of view of a neurotransmitter, making music from bicycle parts, and the legacy of Nina Simone. – Listening to Ladies (Episode 15)




Remain Calm. This Is Just A Test. (2021)
Recorded at The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

Quadrivium (2018)
“After some thought, I have come up with an album name Quadrivium. I am drawn to this name because I’ve been very fascinated with the actual Quadrivium for several years and a copy of it is always on my studio desk. It also, ties into my concept of what a new renaissance artist is because it covers arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy… all subjects that are of interest to me in my creative practice.”

Quadrivium is Elizabeth A. Baker’s debut album on Aerocade. It is a double disc sized digital release of minimalist solo piano compositions, avant garde prepared piano improvisations, meditative new-age tracks, spoken word, and electronics.

{this is not a piano album} (2016)
(noun) an album in which, a keyboard connected to hammers striking strings with 88 distinct pitches, is never played.

Compositions and structured improvisational works by Elizabeth A. Baker for a cast of instrumental characters played by Elizabeth A. Baker including toy piano, Indian harmonium, theremin, electronics, synthesizer, and found objects; with assistance from Dawn Pufahl (viola) and Fofi Panagiotouros (clarinet).

{a series of strange narratives} (2015)
A collection of electroacoustic works for piano and voice, exploring a series metaphysical programatic themes.


Ain’t I A Woman Too – New Music Box (2018)
The Resonant Life: Attack. Decay. Sustain. Release. Resonate.Ain’t I A Woman Too (2018)
Musings of a Young Composer (2016)
Toyager: A Toy Piano Method (2016)


Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music at Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University (2021-2022) 

Individual Artist Grant, Florida Department of State – Division of Arts & Culture (2019, 2022)

Artist Residency, Price Hill Creative Community Festival – Virtual (2020)

Villa Sträuli Artist Residency – Winterthur, Switzerland (2020) (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 2022)

Virginia Tech Inaugural I-4 Residency – Blacksburg, VA (2020)  (POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 2022)

Inaugural Marjorie Bruce Holland Artist Residency – ÆPEX Contemporary Performance – (2020)

ACF Connect – Composer Award (2019-2021)
Westben Performer-Composer Residency – Campbell, ON (2019)

Pitt County Schools – Sound Artist Residency – Greenville, NC (2019)

Oregon Fringe Festival – Ashland, OR (2019)
Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions – Waterloo, ON, CA (2018)
Laboratory for Live Electronic Audio Performance Practice (LLEAP) – Phoenix, AZ (2018)
Artist Endorsement, Source Audio LLC – Woburn, MA (2017)

Individual Artist Award, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance – St. Petersburg, FL (2017) 

Professional Artist Fellowship, Creative Pinellas – Pinellas County, FL (2017) 

Guest Artist, co-incidence residency – Somerville, MA (2017)

Official Roster Artist, Schoenhut Piano Company – St. Augustine, FL (2015) 

Individual Artist Award, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance – St. Petersburg, FL (2015