ANDI OTTO & BAND
Hamburg / Germany
Andi Otto is a composer and performer of electronic music based in Hamburg. On stage, he plays a unique sensor-extended cello bow which he has developed at STEIM (www.steim.org) in Amsterdam since 2007. This instrumental system which he calls Fello allows for expressive play with the digitally processed sounds of the amplified cello. Andi Otto composes for theatre and dance performances in which he also appears as a performer. He tours worldwide, most recently to India and Japan, where he was a resident artist at Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto. He holds a Master degree in Applied Cultural Sciences and teaches media theories at Hochschule der Künste in Bern as well as musical interface concepts at Humboldt University Berlin. For his PhD project he has researched about the history of electronic musical instruments at STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) since 1969. Andi Otto is also one of the founders of the Pingipung label, a member of the Flinnworks Performance Collective from Berlin and as a DJ he hosts a regular night at Hamburg’s Golden Pudel Club.