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Born in Munich in 1947, Peter Michael Hamel studied composition with Fritz Büchtger and Günter Bialas and musicology with Georgiades and Dahlhaus. He became involved with free jazz, political cabaret, musique concrète and electronics. Hamel worked with American composers such as Morton Feldman, John Cage and Terry Riley, attended seminars with Karlheinz Stockhausen, and founded the improvisation group “Between” (1970-1980).
Hamel’s orchestral, choral and chamber music compositions are published by Bärenreiter, E.R.P. and Schott. Numerous recordings of his music are available from Wergo/Intuition and Celestial Harmonies www.harmonies.com.
Hamel was professor of composition and theory at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater from 1997 to 2012. He founded the Intercultural Music Institute in Aschau, Germany in 1998.
Thomas Gundermann, born 1955 in Stuttgart: studied Drums/Piano in Munic, Richard Strauss Konservatorium, Jazzdrums with Peter Giger, Talking Drum in Burkina Faso with Sungalo Sanou, oboe Ghaita with Jilala musician in Marocco. In Benares the Northinden oboe Shenai with Kanhia Lal and Souhan Lal, Ney flute Benoo mit H. Chakravarty.
1984 Midleage-Jazz Fusion SCARAZULA
Various broudcasts, together with Andreas Kirchgäßner and live Performances about
maroccan Sufi brotherhood Gnawa, Hamacha, Jilala and Aissawa.
Konzerts with Scarazula and Embryo, with Kobzavajk in Hungary, with Paco Ghiwane at Gnawafestival in Essaouira, Dali Touiti from Tunesia, Hadi Alizadeh from Iran
Peter Michael Hamel / Thomas Gundermann: Coincidence