Interview by Guy Harries

Interviewer: Guy Harries, vocalist/composer/performer/sound-artist, for his website Live Electronic Sound 3 June 2013 https://www.liveelectronicsound.com/dafna-naphtali excerpt check link for full interview: Q: Your performance involves a lot of interactive electronics. Could you describe your set-up? A: Most of the work I’ve done has been me controlling live sound-processing using software I developed… Continue reading

New Music Box blog posts Oct 2017

New Music Box blog posts Oct 2017 Four blog posts by Dafna Naphtali about Live Sound Processing and Improvisation. Part tutorial, part manifesto, it’s Naphtali’s take on electronic musicianship for performers. on NewMusicBox.org. LIVE SOUND PROCESSING AND IMPROVISATION https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/live-sound-processing-and-improvisation/ October 5, 2017 DELAYS AS MUSIC https://nmbx.newmusicusa.org/delays-as-music/ October 12, 2017 DELAYS,… Continue reading

Musical Instruments in the 21st Century

“What if Your Instrument is Invisible?” is my chapter in the new book  “Musical Instruments in the 21st Century: Identities, Configurations, Practices” (December 2016, Springer: Singapore). Abstract:  As an electronic musician I am largely occupied with capturing and manipulation of sound in real time—specifically the sound of instruments being played by other… Continue reading

Gordon Beeferman / Dafna Naphtali duo – album “Pulsing Dot”

Pulsing Dot, is the debut release by the duo of Gordon Beeferman (piano) and Dafna Naphtali (voice, electronics) on Clang label (Denmark) September 2017, with cover art by Julia Stoops. In settings and improvisations for piano and voice, with kinetic sound processing, fractal rhythms, and generating polyphonic / kaleidophonic disturbances, Gordon Beeferman fleshes out… Continue reading

Clip Mouth Unit – Jen Baker / Dafna Naphtali duo project

Clip Mouth Unit (Jen Baker (trombone/voice) and Dafna Naphtali  (voice/live-sound-processing/electronics) has created a unique set of open form compositions for their multi-faceted performance concept — merging electro-acoustics, multi-phonics, and extended techniques, integrated directly with scalar and rhythmic concepts. Dafna Naphtali / Jen Baker at NYC Electroacoustic Improv Summit 2016 The duo… Continue reading

Luis Tabuenca / Dafna Naphtali duo—— Index of Refraction

“Index of Refraction” is the debut album of the duo of Luis Tabuenca (percussion/ drums), Dafna Naphtali (voice/ electronics), recorded at Harvestworks in NY.  An Index of Refraction of a material is a dimensionless number that describes how light propagates through that medium.  Inspired by this definition, and translated/transposed to musical vocabulary– an index… Continue reading

Bio

Dafna Naphtali is a singer/instrumentalist/electronic-musician who composes/performs experimental, interactive electro-acoustic music.  For 20+ years, drawing on a wide-ranging musical background in jazz, classical, rock and near-eastern music and using her custom Max/MSP programming, she’s performed in the US, Canada, Europe, India, Russia and the Middle East, with current projects also… Continue reading