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

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

Audio Fixations:: Improvisation / Party with Dafna Naphtali / Ofer Bymel with Hans Tammen / Ras Moshe / Shoko Nagai

Kick off the almost-Fall season with some fun, improvisation and fulfillment of audio fixations– Dafna Naphtali (live electronics/ sound processing /voice) plus visiting creative mind and drummer Ofer Bymel (of Electro Free Trio / Tel Aviv). With fellow audio fixators from New York,.. Shoko Nagai (piano, electronics), Ras Moshe (reeds),… Continue reading

January 2014 News!

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

Private Teaching

I’m now available to teach private lessons — electronic music, Max/MSP, voice, composition in person or via Skype / Google hangout etc.. email me “post[at]dafna.info” for more information Continue reading

News Spring 2012

A short hiatus from performing.. but I have been super busy mixing a backlog of pieces: Been mixing these pieces: • Stabat Mom with Kitty Brazelton with our project What is it Like to be a Bat? • Panda Half-Life, my piece for the vocal sextet Magic Names and live… Continue reading

News August 2011

I am working on mixing several projects which I hope will be published soon.. “Panda Half-Life” (commissioned for Magic Names vocal sextet) — live sound processing complex vocal sextet writing and gestural controllers (Wii and iPhones).    We recorded at NYU Dolan Studios, amazing room and microphones, and great singers!… Continue reading