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.

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Dafna Naphtali at Musical Ecologies 10/14/21

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.


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Dafna Naphtali at Women Between Arts curated by Luisa Muhr in New York on 04/04/20 (POSTPONED)

(postponed due to Covid-19)

Gordon Beeferman / Dafna Naphtali duo in Brooklyn on 02/28/20

at EIS festival

New York City Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit

Dafna Naphtali workshop in Barcelona “Live Sound Processing Strategies for Improvisation”

Chatter Blip: Dafna Naphtali & Chuck Bettis duo in Brooklyn on 01/23/20

Dafna Naphtali / Edith Lettner duo at Experimental Intermedia, New York March 9, /2020

Dafna Naphtali workshop Voice Activated in Ridgewood on te%