Playing the bells in Pyrgos, Santorini (Kinisi Festival 2015)
Recording the bell in Kurama, Japan

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

He has recorded his music as Springintgut from 2002-2014, today he uses his actual name for all releases. He has released five albums, various singles, collaborations and remixes on international labels.

On stage, he plays a unique sensor-extended cello bow which he has developed in collaboration with STEIM in Amsterdam. This instrumental system which he calls Fello allows for gestural performance of the electronically processed sounds of the amplified cello. Andi Otto regularly composes for theatre and dance performances in which he also appears as a performer. His work has taken him around the world, most recently to India, Nigeria, Japan and Brazil.

Andi Otto is also one of the founders of the Pingipung label and as a DJ he hosts a regular night at Hamburg's Golden Pudel Club. He is a member of the Flinn Works Collective from Berlin.

He has written his PhD thesis about the STEIM SensorLab, a pioneering device for physical interfaces in electronic music from the 1980s. He teaches media theories and hands-on workshops at HKB in Bern and Humboldt Universität Berlin.


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