Dr. Peter Hatch
Professor, Composition; Co-ordinator of Composition
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.2286
Office Location: A524
MusBac, MusM (Toronto), DMA (British Columbia)
I have received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of
British Columbia following MusBac and MusM degrees from the University
As a composer, my works have been performed throughout North America
and Europe and have been recorded on numerous compact discs under the
CBC Musica Viva, CMC Centrediscs, Conaccord, CBC and Artifact labels.
In 1985, I founded Waterloo’s NUMUS Concerts and in 1998 created the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound.
From 1999-2003, I held the role of composer in residence with the
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and was Wilfrid Laurier University's
university Research professor for 2006-2007.
compositions are in many genres, from orchestral and chamber music to
instrumental theatre, performance art, electroacoustics and
installations. Some of my concert work incorporates theatrical and
multi-media elements, reflecting my interest in extending traditional
concert music performance practices.
I’m currently involved in writing for percussion and a theatre
project based on the current trend towards algorithmithic stock market
Recent Scholarly/Performance Activity
Three Times, for percussion quartet. (2013)
the Trees, for string quartet. (2013)
History is what it is. (CD recording)
MyAudia, Return of the Pied People. (2010)
Five Wordless Songs. (2010)