Live Sound Processing Strategies: A free workshop and concert at Harvestworks was on May 12th, 2012
Joining Dafna were masters in their craft: Robert Dick (flutes) and Satoshi Takeishi (percussion):
This evening was created to explore and discuss various live sound processing strategies through performance, lecture and presentation, and will gave participants a foundation for developing their own work. The lecture/presentation was taught by Dafna Naphtali, who uses live sound processing in her work since 1995, and will began with a performance by a trio that included Robert Dick (flutes) and Satoshi Takeishi (percussion). more information..
Artist:Dafna Naphtali with Robert Dick and Satoshi Takeishi
Notes:Live Sound Processing Strategies
Dafna Naphtali with Robert Dick & Satoshi Takeishi
Saturday, May 12, 7pm
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker
“Live Sound Processing” is used to alter and affect the sounds of other instruments in performance, which in turn becomes its own unique voice in the musical process. Addressing the electroacoustic environment of the performance space allows for a site-specific version of the piece through a complex sampling and spatialization process. While the difference between live sound processing and other electronic music practices has perplexed the audiences in the past, these days the role of the live sound processor is much more understood. With faster laptops and more widespread use and availability of classic live sound processing as plugins, these techniques have gradually become more acceptable, and in some music genres practically expected. Both performers and audiences have become more savvy about the techniques and sounds.
Dafna has been associated with Harvestworks since the mid-90’s, as consultant, instructor (classes and workshops in Max/MSP, live sound processing, Max for Live, Jitter, and other courses as well as one-on-one instruction). She also sat on many panels for various Harvestworks events such as Peekaboo Festival, Who’s in Control, and New Instruments for Improvisation and Experimental Approaches at HERE Gallery.
In 2010 she was an artist-in-residence, and worked on her solo pieces “Mahashefa” and “Robotica” for LEMUR robots and voice.
Symposium on June 28, 2010 at HERE ARTS CENTER, New York: New instruments for Improvisation and Experimental Approaches with Laetitia Sonami, Dafna Naphtali, Matthew Ostrowski and Hans Tammen
New Instruments For Improvisation And Experimental Approaches, an investigation into contemporary sound art and experimental music using custom made electronic instruments, will consider the methods and intentions of 4 artists building new instruments and specialized interfaces. In a day-long series of presentations, talks and performances these artists will discuss how their practice as improvisers, sound artists and experimental musicians lead to inventing their own tools, and how these inventions in turn influenced their musical performance techniques.