Dominik Baer is an adventurer: from head to toe. Growing up in countries like Sri-Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Congo, Germany and Thailand, one is destined to experience a rich bouquet of adventures. Like narrowly escaping death on the famous Indus river as your self-built raft encounters a rushing waterfall. Or meeting the love of your life after surviving a terrorist attack. Some of many stories Dominik mentions nonchalantly in passing - just the regular chit-chat.
Unlike his extensive array of cultural experiences, Dominik Baer’s musical education was far from extensive - spotty at best. Rolling Stones? - “Who’s that?” Sex-Pistols? “sounds crazy!?” His conservative religious upbringing in such remote locations as Afghanistan put a gaping hole where Dominik’s knowledge of pop-culture would have been. “I listened mostly to church music.” Sometimes ignorance opens new creative avenues, and so Dominik just started making. Forming a 6-piece band, he recorded his debut-album “Pixels & Molecules” in 2012. During the making of the Cinematic EP “On our Own” in 2015, Dominik discovered his love for the medium of film.
In 2017 Dominik launched his career as a full-time songwriter and musician. With his wife Anna and baby Vigo, he explored Europe in their self-built van while beginning production for his next album. Colliding In The Dark features 12 songs, 12 music videos and 12 abstract paintings (by his wife the painter Olive Green Anna). Dominik further displayed his love for refreshingly unusual album formats by releasing the a new song every month of 2018, culminating with a sold-out release concert that incorporated all 12 songs, videos and paintings.
Dominik’s next adventure takes him on the road, telling his story and performing his songs to audiences throughout Europe.