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.
Notes:Night 1 of 2 night festival..
Arto Artinian, Jeff Kaiser, Killick Hinds, and Adam James Wilson of Pitch Prefect Plus One (augmented trumpet, fretless electric guitars by Rick Toone, Haken Continuum Fingerboard, and Skronkbot, a semi-autonomous software improvisation agent)
Hans Tammen : Sonic Flotsam (resonant objects with contact microphones and interactive processing)
Léa Boudreau : this performance is no longer available due to […] (circuit-bent electronic sounds composed with Pure Data)
Kristian Fourier and Alexandra Smither : Untitled (voice with Playstation controller-operated Max processing)
Gordon Beeferman and Dafna Naphtali : Pulsing Dot (smartphone-controlled audio manipulation of voice, organ, toy piano, and other acoustic devices)
Artist panel discussion, moderated by Kevin Patton
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.