DAFNA NAPHTALI is a sound-artist, vocalist, electronic musician and guitarist.   A performer and composer of experimental, contemporary classical and improvised music since the mid-90’s, she creates custom Max/MSP programming for sound-processing of voice and other instruments, music for robots, “Audio Chandelier” multi-channel sound projects and “Walkie Talkie Dreams” audio augmented reality soundwalks in NY and Germany. Dafna is a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow.

“luminary” (Time Out)  “extraordinary experimental vocalist” (Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery.  “Brilliant and dangerous” All Music Guide.

Dafna and Luis Tabuenca at Exploratorium/Berlin Feb 2020.

Dafna and Edith Lettner at A4/Bratislava May 2019

Dafna with Joe Hertenstein and Hans Tammen at Bushwick Improvised Music Series


Dafna Naphtali y Luis Tabuenca / Festival Audio Tangente, Burgos España Nov. 26, 2013 from Dafna Naphtali on Vimeo.

Art on Air radio — w/ Chuck Bettis/ Chatter Blip @ Experimental Intermedia:

and a fall 2013 performance at Panoply:

may 2013: AP video– Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) featuring my piece Audio Chandelier!

Dafna with LEMUR Music Robots

“Robotica” excerpt from Flea Theater — piece inspired by Al-Jazari, 13th century Mesopotamian inventor of musical automata.

Robotica excerpt: Dafna Naphtali & LEMUR music robots from Dafna Naphtali on Vimeo.

Dafna with Robert Dick and Satoshi Takeishi

Kathy Supové playing Dafna’s piece “Landmine” at NIME 2007:

Landmine @ NIME conference 2007 from Dafna Naphtali on Vimeo.

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