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.

“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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