Bio

DSC_0142-2Dafna 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 … Continue reading

mechanique(s) duo / trio and more..

Mechanique(s) is aleatoric/improvised electro-acoustic computer music project active of mine using live electronics, prepared guitar,voice, and sometimes reeds or other guest instrumentalists.   Working together since 1998 in various configurations, Mechanique(s) has been drawing on many traditions in improvised and electronic music, investigating the overlap of various elements of the performers’ technical and … Continue reading

Chemtech article 1983

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

Video — Performances

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.

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