Peter Hannan has completed more than 60 commissions, both acoustic and electronic for widely diverse musical situations, including pieces for the Vancouver Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the CBC Orchestra and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. He has also written works for experimental large ensembles including Icebreaker (London), the Hardrubber Orchestra, and Toronto based Hemispheres. As a performer, Hannan spent many years performing as an electronic instrumentalist and recorder soloist, in particular with Toronto composer Henry Kucharzyk in the duo PHH!K.
RSRCH 12/84 is one of a series written in the 1980’s exploring the musical and technical problems on the recorder. Hannan takes a few simple contemporary techniques and weaves them into a complex rhythmic and harmonic groove.