Peter Otto studied violoncello from an early age, completing undergraduate studies before undertaking composition at CalArts with Morton Subotnick and Mel Powell. Otto taught and managed the Electronic Music Studios at CalArts after completing the MFA. In Los Angeles, he was director of audio for numerous festivals including New Music America and the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival. In 1987, he became Director of Technology at Tempo Reale in Florence, working as Luciano Berio’s assistant, as technical producer, and hardware/software developer. In 1990, Otto joined the faculty at SUNY Buffalo as Associate Professor of Composition where he taught as well as conducted research. Since 1994, he has been Music Technology Director at the University of California, San Diego, where he is active as an administrator, educator, designer, research coordinator and as a Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (CRCA) resident researcher. Current projects involve the areas of sound spatialization, media network design, and interdisciplinary computing.
Roger Reynolds: Watershed IV (mode 70)