Andi Otto
bangaloREsident@Abhinaya Taranga

Andi Otto is a composer and performer of electronic music based in Hamburg.

Andi Otto - Portrait antonie vieregge He plays a unique, sensor-extended cello bow which he has developed at STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, 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 Japan, where he was a resident artist at Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto. Andi Otto teaches media theories at Hochschule der Kuenste in Bern (CH) as well as musical interface concepts at Humboldt University Berlin. In a PhD project he has researched the legacy of electronic musical instruments made at STEIM 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. He has released four solo albums under the artist name Springintgut since 2003, and recently he uses his actual name for his music.
In Bangalore, Andi Otto will collaborate with the carnatic music vocalist MD Pallavi. They have released a first single together in 2016 called "Bangalore Whispers"  and will record new material. At Abhinaya Taranga they will create a new performance concept including sensors for gestural control of electronic processings of Pallavi's voice.