Dafna Naphtali and Ras Moshe have collaborated and performed together since 2005 in various musical configurations.
photo by Reuben Radding
Since the mid-90’s, Dafna’s been working on ways to incorporate live sound processing into improvised music with avant-jazz leanings. Fusebox is this longtime collaboration with Ras Moshe, at various times has included bassist Shayna Dulberger, trombonist Jen Baker, guitarist Michael Gregory Jackson, drummer Andrew Drury, other drummers including Jeff Arnal and Jackson Krall and many other musicians.
The links below and at the bottom of the page are for unreleased audio tracks and short excerpts, as well as online video documentation.
Fusebox trio Ras Moshe/Dafna Naphtali/Shayna Dulberger at Rhythm in the Kitchen Festival 2008:
Dafna’s musical DNA started with jazz. As a teenager, she started her music studies as a jazz guitarist, studying with Allen Hanlon, and later studies jazz voice and did many standards gigs as singer or singer/guitarist. In the 90’s she started making interactive electronic music and connecting the dots.
This collaboration is a prime expression of Dafna’s long standing ideas about sound and live sound processing in improvised music, playing her unique technical setup as a flexible and musical “instrument “ in the context of this music. – including improvisations, novel arrangements/configuration, sometimes with favorite repertoire pieces, and original compositions — very connected to churning polyrhythms, and extended tonalities that encompass both the acoustic and electronics expressions of sound.
Studio recordings: coming soon!
Z-plane Quartet w/Jackson Krall (drums) and Hans Tammen (endangered guitar) 2005 at Issue Project Room
Z-plane duo at WKCR — coming soon!
Dafna Naphtali with Ras Moshe, Shayna Dulberger and Jeff Arnal at Roulette, Nov. 2006
audio excerpts coming soon!
Ras Moshe bio: