Aidan Baker is a musician and writer currently based in Toronto, Canada. Classically trained in flute, he is self-taught on guitar, drums, and various other instruments. A regular performer in and around Toronto, he has also performed in New York, Montreal, Chicago, San Francisco, and such festivals as The Om Festival, Mutek, SXSW, and The Distillery Jazz Festival. He has released numerous cds on independent labels from around the world. He is the author of two books of poetry, two poetry chapbooks, and has published poetry, fiction, and criticism in various international and scholarly journals.
As a solo artist, Baker explores the deconstructive sonic possibilities of the electric guitar as a primary sound source, creating music that ranges from experimental to post-rock to contemporary classical. He performs the experimental collective ARC and the ambient/doom metal project Nadja. He has also composed work for the The Penderecki String Quartet and The Uxbridge Chamber Choir.