Peter Michael von der Nahmer (Mike) is a composer, sound researcher and maker of transformative music theater based in New York City. His American/German/Cuban heritage influences the questions of identity, complexity, and transcendent connection that shape his music. He has written over 30 works for musical theater, opera and dance, and over 100 works for concert and film; many have received national/international awards and been performed around the world.
Mike holds degrees in composition from the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MFA in musical theatre writing from New York University.
Mike's barrier-breaking, eclectic background explains his passion for music both as artistic expression and as a means to connect disparate cultures. His desire to be an agent of radical connection - to literally create harmony out of apparent dissonance - is his defining motivation.