Magic Names vocal sextet

Magic Names is a six-member self-led vocal ensemble, founded in 2007 to champion Stimmung, the rarely performed vocal masterpiece of Karlheinz Stockhausen (written in 1968). The group’s premiere concert after an intensive 18-month rehearsal period was in May 2009 at the New Museum in New York City. We are an… Continue reading

What is it Like to be a Bat ?

Performer/composers Kitty Brazelton and Dafna Naphtali collaborate on a montage of extremes: textures hard/soft, noises white/red, harmony rooted/disembodied, silence.  Both women sing with startling multi-octave ranges*. Both women play electric guitar / bass. Both women compose hard-core computer music. All this is woven, spliced, patched, threaded, then drummed together by BAT’s… Continue reading

CD Chatter Blip

Dafna Naphtali – sound processing, electronics & voice Chuck Bettis – electronics & voice Buy CD here, or buy at iTunes Recorded March 2009 1 – council 64 (7:17) 2 – gab jiba (6:33) 3 – hybrid chatter (1:54) 4 – renegade (9:45) 5 – fade flatlands (12:26) 6 –… Continue reading

Ras Moshe / Dafna Naphtali: Fusebox

Dafna Naphtali and Ras Moshe have collaborated and performed together since 2005 in various musical configurations. Dafna’s been working, since the mid-90’s, on ways to incorporate live sound processing into improvised music with avant-jazz leanings. Fusebox is her longtime collaboration with Ras Moshe, and has included duo and trio performances that have included… Continue reading