Daniel Ott

Field of Practice:

Music / Sound

City, Country:

Berlin, Germany


1990, 1991


Apr 1991 - Mar 1992



born 1960 in Grub/Appenzell.

composer, pianist, creator of theatre projects and compositions for landscapes.

Piano lessons, establishes independent theatre companies, street theatre with touring stage on a horse cart, theatre studies in Paris and London, composition studies with Nicolaus A. Huber and Klaus Huber.

Mainly working as – for 25 years now – composer, pianist, innovator of new musical theatre, creator of interdisciplinary and situational performances. Founder of the Swiss festival: neue musik rümlingen. He also has been teaching experimental music in Berlin for over 10 years now.

Music theatre production for amongst others Staatsoper Stuttgart, Theater Bielefeld, Donaueschingen Festival, Witten Festival for New Chamber Music. Situational productions for Expo Hannover (music for the Swiss Pavillion by Peter Zumthor), MMK Frankfurt a.M., Festival Alpentöne/Altdorf and Wasserturm Berlin Prenzlauerberg.

Landscape compositions for amongst others Harbour Sassnitz (Rügen), river Neisse between Görlitz and Zgorzelec, harbour of the Rhine in Basel, river Elbe at Hitzacker and the Ruhr in Witten.

Since 2005 he is Professor for Composing and Experimental Musical Theatre at Berlin University of the Arts and since 2015 he is a member of the Academy of Arts Berlin.

From 2016 on he is, together with Manos Tsangaris, artistic director of the Munich Biennale – Festival für neues Musiktheater.