CHATTER BLIP is a duo project of Chuck Bettis (electronics/throat) and Dafna Naphtali (electronics/processing/voice) — an interstellar multi-character audio operetta involving a multitude of human, alien, and machine voices, in a mash-up of primal and classic sci-fi and electro-acoustics….. with performances since 2006.
My dad was a chemical engineer (now retired), my mother was a dancer and later a sociologist (worked on her doctorate throughout my teens).
Their debates and viewpoints on science, philosophy of science, social science, politics and their library (enormous) were the background noise and foreground content that made my … Continue reading
Dafna with Robert Dick and Satoshi Takeishi
Chatter Blip duo with Chuck Bettis at Panoply Oct 2013:
“Robotica” excerpt from Flea Theater — piece inspired by Al-Jazari, 13th century Mesopotamian inventor of musical automata.
Artists: Ricardo Arias, Diego Chamy, Luis Conde & Gabriel Paiuk, Pascal Boudreault, Dafna Naphtali & Yasunao Tone, Sean Meehan, Jefferson Rosas & Juan Sebastián Suanca, Roberto García, Daniel Leguizamón, Daniel Prieto & Rodrigo Restrepo, Nate Wooley … Continue reading
Dafna Naphtali (live electronics/ sound processing /voice) plus visiting creative mind and drummer Ofer Bymel (of Electro Free Trio / Tel Aviv).
Good news! I was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts 2014 Fellowship !! (in Music and Sound category).
In Tel Aviv now for a few weeks and will do a concert with Yoni Niv and Musica Nova in Jerusalem, and also guest teach/discuss my work with students at … Continue reading
Had a great summer!
We kicked it off with “Voice Activate: New Music Flash Choir” — my event that I created for Make Music NY (6/21) at Newtown Creek Nature Walk, with guest singers/composers: Gisburg, Meghan Schubert, Kitty Brazelton, Robert Osborne, Bisan Toron, Leila Adu, Merche Blasco and Shelley Hirsch. … Continue reading