CCRMA Colloquium with Daniel Ott and Ketan Bhatti from UDK Berlin
Daniel Ott was born on 6 September 1960 in Grub (Appenzell, Switzerland), and later grew up in the Basle region. In 1980, he gained his piano diploma and went on to teach piano and music in the Basle and Graubünden regions. At the same time, he was also involved in the establishment of various independent theatre groups, including a horse-drawn wagon tour through Switzerland with a street theatre group. Theatre studies took him to Paris and London between 1983 and 1985, and from 1985 to 1990, he studied composition with Nicolaus A. Huber at the Folkwang University, Essen, and with Klaus Huber at the Freiburg University of Music.
Since 1990, Daniel Ott has been working on a freelance basis as composer, pianist and actor, mainly in the field of new music theatre - and has also been involved in interdisciplinary and room/landscape-related works. In 1990, he founded the “Rümlingen New Music Festival”. Between 1995 and 2004 he has been teaching experimental music at the University of Arts in Berlin. In 1999/2000, he wrote the music theatre cycle ojota I-IV. In 2000, he composed klangkörperklang music for Peter Zuthmor’s Swiss Pavilion (EXPO Hanover 2000).
This works were followed by landscape compositions for the Harbour Sassnitz/Rügen (2002), the Heiligkreuz/Entlebuch (2003) and the river Neisse between Görlitz and Zgorzelec (2005), and the Rheinhafen Basel (2006).
Judith Seng currently works on her project "Acting Things" with elements from the performing arts and examines the aesthetic, energetic and social dimensions of creation processes. She understands these processes as systems in which material and form become mutually dependent: the material which is to be processed generates a performance which then in turn will shape the material. Her work has been exhibited worldwide in institutions such as the Art Centre Seoul, Carousel du Louvre Paris, Museum fuer angewandteKunst Cologne, Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin, Gesellschaft fuer Kunst und Gestaltung Bonn, Tokyo Art Museum, Museum der Dinge
Berlin, MARTa Herford, Appel Design Gallery Berlin, Post Design Gallery Milan, Neumeister Munich, Helmrinderknecht Berlin and the HAU Berlin. Some works can be found within the collection of the Fonds National d`Art Contemporain (FNAC).
Editions of her objects are produced by Studio Judith Seng as well as by Industreal, Memphis s.r.l. and CIAV Meisenthal.
Judith Seng also teaches and consults for different clients and at international art schools.