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Robert Bauer: Biography

Robert Bauer
1950 -
Region: Atlantic

Robert Bauer

ROBERT PAUL (BOB) BAUER - born Welland, Ontario, January 24th, 1950. Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto 1972 B. of Mus. Composition studies with John Beckwith and John Weinzweig. 1972, Canadian League of Composer's Award. 1972, one of the founders of ARRAYMUSIC. 1976, CBC radio in Toronto, first as a technician and later as a producer. 1980, CBC relocated him to Ottawa. Associated with conductor Peter McCoppin and this led to some orchestral composition. 1988, relocated once again. The move to Halifax was a tremendous catalyst for Bauer's creativity. 1990, one of the founders of the new music and improvisational ensemble UPSTREAM. Active in the "Atlantic Canadian Composer's Association" Atlantic regional council of the Canadian Music Centre. Several years as chair of the CMC Atlantic. 2000, for his 50th birthday, retrospective concert of his chamber works title "Spirit Through Time." 2002, invited to the University of New Mexico's Composer's Symposium. 2007, retired as a CBC radio music producer. Since then he has remained active as a composer, arranger, guitarist, conductor and arts administrator. Co-artistic director of the Oscillations Festival of Electroacoustic Music. 2011, one of the founders and co-artistic directors of Musikon Concerts in Halifax, a group that presented performances of exclusively Canadian repertoire in close collaboration with Saint Mary's University Art Gallery. SOCAN, Canadian League of Composers, Canadian New Music Network, Canadian Federation of Musicians

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