Adria Otte is a musician, composer, sound engineer, and educator that has a passion for using music technology to expand the possibilities of live performance. Her eclectic musical background includes classical violin studies, electric guitar and bass in rock bands, traditional Korean drumming, free improvisation, and experimental electronic music. For over ten years her artistic work has been centered around music composition, sound design, programming, and playback for dance and theater, working frequently as a member of Puri Arts, the producing organization of performance artist Dohee Lee. With Puri Arts, she has presented work at venues including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), REDCAT (Los Angeles), Dolores Winningstad Theatre (Portland), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Gibney (New York City), Colegio de San Ildefonso (Mexico City), Asian Art Museum (San Francisco), and more. She has worked as a recording engineer at Women’s Audio Mission studio in San Francisco, and continues to do freelance on-site classical recordings working with Lolly Lewis of Transparent Recordings. Adria has been on the faculty at the College of San Mateo since 2019, where she currently teaches full-time in the music department.
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