Peter Michael Hamel
Peter Michael Hamel (born in Munich, 15 July 1947) is a German composer. His works have been associated with the minimalist style of composition, and in the late 1970s with the new simplicity movement. Peter Michael Hamel ranks as one of the better known and successful German composers of his generation. He studied musical composition, psychology and sociology in Munich and Berlin with teachers including Günter Bialas and Carl Dahlhaus. He then attended workshops with Karlheinz Stockhausen and continued his education abroad, spending several extensive periods in Asia.