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Tyriq Baker is a multi-talented artist based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is a multi-instrumentalist, composer/songwriter/producer, actor and practitioner.


His impressive range of composition styles range into all styles and genres of music. He composed ambience/electronic soundscapes which were featured in the infamous Opening Ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, mystical and ethereal stage music for the Birmingham REP Theatre's production of Midsummer Night's Dream (2022), as well as being commissioned to write for the internationally renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and a Brass Band piece for the highly acclaimed Huddersfield University Brass Band. He has also written music for independent films The Crimes of Herbert Morris and Sobriety, which are both set to be released soon.


His latest personal project Rootswork (2021), a full-length audio musical drama exploring young people finding their musical culture, he composed music from genres such as  Hip-Hop, Choral numbers, African styles, Reggae, Folk, Pop, Lo-fi and much more, whilst directing, editing, writing and producing for the movie as well.

He is currently working on a number of musical projects and compositions, including solo piano albums, which will be released soon.


As a performer, he is well-versed in the Piano, Clarinet and Bassoon, with Grade 8 in the former two, as well as playing the Bass Guitar, Saxophone, and learning the Guitar and Trumpet and developing his voice. He performed on African Drums as part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, and played keys in a small band as part of the Birmingham REP's 90s adapation of Twelfth Night (2022). He has experience playing these instruments and singing from playing for Music ensembles at University of Huddersfield and his participation in his local music service ensembles in Sandwell, West Midlands. Whilst at Huddersfield University, he was a member of the edges ensemble, whom performed extracts of Yoko Ono's Grapefruit at the world-renowned contemporary composition festival Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.


As an actor, he has performed with the Birmingham REP on multiple occasions, such as playing Oberon in Midsummer Night's Dream (2022), and played lead-character Vincent in a production of Katori Hall's Children of Killers as part of National Theatre's Connections 500 in 2016. He completed with distinction a LAMDA Grade 8 Acting Qualification, and is looking to next perform work from Trinidadian playwright Mastupha Matura.


He is also a filmmaker, vlogger and video-editor, was a presenter for the University of Huddersfield's campus tour video in 2020, as well as creating vlogs and writing blogs for them as well. He has a YouTube channel titled 'Betuzium', which is currently on hiatus, but wishes to continue making videos and skits in the future.

other ventures

He is currently starting a new language project titled 'Language Lounge', which aims to document his experience of language learning, as well as helping others learn new languages. He has a Discord server where he teaches Japanese, and a YouTube and Soundcloud channel where he uploads lessons and tips for learning languages.


Something core to me (now writing in first person) is collaborating with new artists from all sorts of backgrounds. I have recently began working in schools and communities to help young people to have the opportunity to bring their own creative ideas to life, and for artists that I come into contact on my journey to help inform my creative experience.

In this bio, I conclude by thanking the staff at George Salter Academy, SIPS education and the University of Huddersfield for their hard-work and dedication to their teaching and for helping me so much on my creative journey!

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