Nichola Scrutton: Memory | Dream | Encounter Micro-Commissions

Summer of 2021, Nichola Scrutton (sound artist and singer from Scotland) created a project of micro-commissions to composers/sound artists Ruth WiesenfeldElisabetta SenesiDafna NaphtaliJulia Drouhin and Claire Docherty – each invited to create miniature sound compositions using fragments from those drawings as a visual prompt. The umbrella title is Memory | Dream | Encounter.

On 31st August 2021 the six composers met in a virtual gathering to listen together, discuss the works and creative process.


Claire Docherty – Pulse dream fragment For Una MacGlone (bass) & Emma Roche (flute) (3’23)
Dafna Naphtali- Striations (3′)
Elisabetta Senesi – Under the Surface (3’50)
Julia Drouhin – Mer4 (3’50)
Nichola Scrutton – Gestures (3’44)
Ruth Wiesenfeld – the wool from which the ribbons were made (3’54)

The images were a prompt, a connecting point, a spring board for dialogue. The sound compositions stand as individual works and as a collection, which hopefully will be shared publicly in the future.

more information:

https://www.nicholascrutton.co.uk/tag/sound-art/

Dafna Naphtali at Musical Ecologies 10/14

Musical Ecologies returns to in-person events***

Thursday, October 14th with Brooklyn-based composer/performer Dafna Naphtali. A native New Yorker, Naphtali is well-known as a vocalist, electronic musician and sound artist. For tonight’s program, she will perform works involving live sound processing, voice, algorithmic studies, downsized versions of her multichannel sound and sound-walking pieces, and improvisations, all drawing on work created and developed over 20+ years. With special guest, percussionist Danny Tunick.

The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph. ***Audience limited to 25, proof of vaccination required for entry. Please wear a mask.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/musical-ecologies-with-dafna-naphtali-tickets-177466004597

More information Musical Ecologieshttps://www.musicalecologies.net/?fbclid=IwAR3IchfPFL-wPDmU7lYTIZenbidUBoJZjoV9OcrFBAZNujxJDRe1Ua12fb8

FB invite https://www.facebook.com/events/4430169463708572?ref=110

Kathleen Supové — Eye to Ivory record release

The new release by Kathleen Supové on Starkland includes Dafna’s work Landmine (2000) originally commissioned for Supové by American Composers Forum. Landmine is an interactive piece for Yamaha Disklavier, pianist, computer improviser, and live audio processing.

..coaxes fascinating gurgles, rattles, snaps, swoops, echoing swirls.. realtime effects processing.. each live performance of this work a unique sonic event. .. Landmine explores an ever-shifting collection of thoughts, images, energies and moods.”Joan La Barbara liner notes for Eye to Ivory.

The record release event was 11/24/19 at Spectrum in New York. Supové and Naphtali playing excerpts of the work as well as continuing into an improvisation (quit without saving!) with composer Nick Didkovsky on guitar.