Composer Workshop

Münchner Volkshochschule in collaboration with the Munich Biennale, festival of new music theater; with the friendly support of the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich

Musical direction: Daniel Ott

This workshop is intended for people who have never actively composed and for those who already have certain experiences in listening, acoustics, or creating and composing, and who would like to enhance these experiences. At the end of the workshop, the melodic results will be performed as part of the Munich Biennale on Sunday June 10, 2018, from 2 - 4 pm at Gasteig/Black Box.

Daniel Ott musical direction

Born in 1960 in Grub, in the Appenzell region of Switzerland.
Composer, pianist, theatermaker, author of landscape-based works.
Studied piano, established independent theater groups, and a street theater group with a stage on a wagon drawn by horses. Studied theater in Paris and London, and composition under Nicolaus A. Huber and Klaus Huber.
In particular, and this since 25 years: works as a composer, pianist, innovator in the field of new music theater, interdisciplinary and situation-related. Founded the festival "neue musik rümlingen". Lectureship in experimental music for ten years in Berlin.
Music theater productions for, among others, Staatsoper Stuttgart; Theater Bielefeld, Donaueschinger Musiktage; and Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik. Situation-based works for Expo Hannover (music in the Swiss pavilion by Peter Zumthor); MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main; the Alpentöne festival in Altdorf, Switzerland; and Wasserturm Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin.
Landscape compositions for the harbor on the island of Rügen, the pilgrimage site Heilikreuz in Entlebuech, Switzerland; the Neisse River between Görlitz and Zgorzelec; the Rhine Harbor in Basel; the Elbe River near Hitzacker, and the Ruhr near Witten.
He has been a professor of composition and experimental music theater at the Berlin University of Arts since 2005, and a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts since 2015
As of 2016 co-artistic director with Manos Tsangaris of the Munich Biennale - Festival of New Music Theater.

Cast & credits

Musical direction: Daniel Ott

Münchner Volkshochschule


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