Dafna Naphtali / Benton C Bainbridge at Outpost (Bklyn, NY) on Sat, May 2, 2015

Dafna Naphtali / Benton C Bainbridge (video) duo show at Outpost was 5/2/15

News March 2014

Exciting things happening..

Words.. a short article of mine was just published in Almanac of Contemporary Instruments–
“What if your instrument is invisible?”

Mixing / Overdubs / Thinking — I’m busy and excited about finishing work on my upcoming release “Machines and Memory” representative of my larger scale projects for chamber ensemble, voice and electronics, LEMUR music robots and voice, and a vocal sextet with live processing;  all commissions, premiered and recorded between 2010 and 2014.

still have some guitar and vocal overdubs to do..

Teaching Teaching Teaching — at NYU (Electronic Music Performance: Laptop orchestra, and Advanced MaxMSP) and at New School — Music Technology and Electronic Music.   lots of reading and creating going on..

Future .. and for the 2nd summer, I will be directing GEMS (Girls Electronic Music Seminar) a summer workshop for middle school girls at New York University.

News Fall 2013

Had a great summer!

We kicked it off with “Voice Activate: New Music Flash Choir” — my event that I created for Make Music NY (6/21) at Newtown Creek Nature Walk, with guest singers/composers: Gisburg, Meghan Schubert, Kitty Brazelton, Robert Osborne, Bisan Toron, Leila Adu, Merche Blasco and Shelley Hirsch. Then I headed off to Shenandoah University to complete my training/certification with Jeanie Lovetri’s Somatic™ Voicework CCM Voice Pedagogy Institute.

Then it was off to Germany until end of summer — with concerts in Wuppertal, Kassel and several in Berlin (NK, TransArtFest, LoopHole Berlin..), as well as my one-day workshop “Interactive Sound Art” at TransArt Institute.

This fall will be very busy be singing with Barbez in their CD release party at Le Poisson Rouge, singing pieces by Yotam Haber and in a duet of the title track “Bella Ciao” with Shelley Hirsch. Then in the next few weeks, a few shows with some favorite duos — with Chuck Bettis at Panoply 10/18 and With Izzi Ramkissoon at Rutgers and CUNY Staten Island.

News Spring 2013

Been super busy since January with local performances, but I did make a quick trip to Miami for a concert organized for the 12 nights festival and co-sponsored as part of the 23rd Subtropics festival.
(media coming soon!)

In April I’ll perform at NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival and also Anarko Festival on the same weekend, and later that same week once again with Hans Tammen’s Zavodnicks..

PLOrk (Princeton Laptop Orchestra) will perform a new work I have written for them related to my 8-channel “Audio Chandelier” pieces. And my own much newer laptop orchestra at NYU (NYLO) will perform at Spectrum on May 2nd.

and then in June, I will perform in Adam Kendall’s Toy Opera at Harvestworks.

Live Sound Processing workshop & concert May 12th (2012) at Harvestworks

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):

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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).
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News Winter 2012

.. hibernating.. mixing an incredible backlog of projects and busy archiving old gems..

soon to be heard projects include:

  • Stabat Mom (What is it like to be a Bat?’s “new” piece)
  • Robotica (performance work — me with GuitarBot and percussion bots)
  • Panda Half-Life (my vocal sextet with electronics on the Tower of Babel..)
  • documentation of Fall performances

upcoming concerts– with Shelley Hirsch (3/31), and live sound processing festival in April (?) and beyond..

News Fall 2011

read a new interview with me on Cycling ’74.com!

see/hear me at Vital Vox Festival November 5th !!

featured artist talk at Expo ’74 at NYU Poly October 16th

— Foundation of Contemporary Arts has awarded me funding to travel to Poland in November to perform at the long-running Audio Art Festival!!



News Winter 2010 / Spring 2011

News Winter/Spring 2011
–January 9th — Magic Names performed an excerpt of Stimmung with choreographer Daria Fain
at Dance Theater Workshop — as part of the APAP conference.
Here is documentation of a performance at St. Mark’s Church in September
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This past winter, I was busily preparing for recording planned for the Spring, and also for a special performance of a piece I am developed with help from Franklin Furnace Fund —

March 26, 2011 — Music with a View with Robotica!!
video of the first workshop performance is here:

April 29th, 2011 — recording of Panda Half-Life (American Composers’ Forum Commission) at NYU’s Dolan Studios.    With Magic Names vocal sextet (Robert Osborne, Nick Hallett, Peter Sciscioli, Gisburg, Daisy Press)