Born in 1975 in Bergisch Gladbach.
Kötter has worked as music author and dramatic producer since 1997 and mainly as director and video artist in the field of contemporary music theater. Furthermore he is the artistic director of the labor für musik:theater in Berlin and a dramatic assistant and librettist for the composer Helmut Oehring (e.g. »BlauWaldDorf« (2002), »Wozzeck kehrt zurück« (world premiere 2004).
Recently, Daniel Kötter is interested in installation aspects of his work. His own directing work and video installations were presented e. g. at Hebbel-Theater Berlin, Sophiensaelen, KW – Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, tesla Berlin, Festspielhaus Hellerau Dresden, Casa da musica Porto and during the UltraSchall festival Berlin, the Ostseebiennale für Klangkunst, Tanz im August, as well as Kunstfrühling Bremen and Rohkunstbau in Groß Leuthen.
He has cooperated with the composers John Lely, Helmut Oehring, Thierry Blondeau, Christoph Ogiermann, Iris ter Schiphorst, the Ensemble Apartment House London, the musicians Boris Baltschun, Daniel Teige and the choreographers Sasha Waltz, Paul Gazzola and Petra Sabisch.
Kötter has created video installations amongst others to the music of Luigi Nono, Iannis Xenakis, Helmut Oehring and Franco Evangelisti.