Hi, My Name is Pecker.

2016 – for percussion quartet – 4:15

Sheet Music
Score (pdf)
Part 1 (pdf)
Part 2 (pdf)
Part 3 (pdf)
Part 4 (pdf)


World Premiere: March 22, 2016, Canadian Music Centre, Toronto
TorQ Percussion Quartet

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Album: Project Dovetail
Date: October 22, 2021

Musician(s): TorQ Percussion Quartet (Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake, Daniel Morphy)
Producer: Frank Horvat
Location: Canterbury Music, Toronto
Label: Centrediscs

Project Dovetail album - composed by Frank Horvat

Premiere - Hi, My Name is Pecker. - TorQ Percussion Quartet
Premiere - Hi, My Name is Pecker. - TorQ Percussion Quartet

Programme Notes

Pecker is the name of the main and title character in a 1998 film by John Waters. Pecker is a Baltimore sandwich shop employee who becomes an overnight sensation when the photos he’s taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world. The young man is called “Pecker” because he pecks at his food like a bird.

This short and quirky composition aims to capture the innocent and happy-go-lucky character of Pecker. Pecker is curious about the world but not in an aggressive way. And meanwhile the world loves Pecker right back.

With a uniquely combined 17 different percussion instruments performed by 4 different percussionists, this composition aims to evoke Pecker in all his understated glory!

– Frank Horvat

Instrument Inventory:

Percussionist 1
2 Wood Blocks
Indonesian Toy Gamelan Metalophone (A, C#, D, E, A, C#)
Singing Bowl

Percussionist 2
3 Cowbells
Indian Ankle Bells
Tiny Keyboard with Crappy Organ Sounds
Kick Drum

Percussionist 3
Wind Chimes
3 Graduated Pitch Wood Blocks
5 Pitched Bells (C, D, E, F, A)

Percussionist 4
Log Drum
Small Bongos
Small Tam Tam


  1. Dovetailing into 2020 - Frank Horvat - March 30, 2019

    […] percussion quartet extraordinaire, TorQ, will lend their talents to two tracks. The first, Hi, My Name is Pecker. is for an off-beat collection of instruments. It’s based on the John Waters film, Pecker. The […]

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