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Dafna Naphtali

Dafna Naphtali is a singer/electronic-musician/sound-artist and improviser/composer of experimental, interactive electro-acoustic music. She writes custom computer programs for live sound processing of voice and other instruments, projects for multi-channel audio, musical robots, and audio-augmented reality soundwalks. Drawing on an eclectic musical background she also interprets Cage, Stockhausen and other composers, and collaborates with musicians/video artists internationally. Recent releases include: “Fusebox” duo w/saxophonist Ras Moshe Burnett (Gold Bolus, May 2021), “Microcosmopolitan”, w/Chuck Bettis duo Chatter Blip (Contour Editions), “We Q”, w/saxophonist Edith Lettner (Clang), "Landmine" for Kathleen Supové, on "Ear to Ivory", (Starkland), “Pulsing Dot” w/pianist Gordon Beeferman (Clang), “Index of Refraction” w/Barcelona percussionist Luis Tabuenca (Acheulian Handaxe). She has also performed in projects as singer or electronic musician with Shelley Hirsch, and recorded/toured with indy band “Barbes” singing Spanish Civil War songs. Dafna’s sound art works also include her audio-augmented-reality soundwalks “Walkie Talkie Dreams” (w/U-GRUVE AR) are in NYC and Hamburg. Her latest multi-channel sound installation/sculpture, "Audio Chandelier: Polyélaios", created with metalsmith Ayala Naphtali, was on-view on Governor’s Island (May-August 2021).

More info: www.dafna.info, audiochandelier.com, http://walkietalkiedreams.org/ Discography: https://dafna.info/cds-and-recordings/



Dafna Naphtali, Michael Gregory, Jen Baker and Ras Moshe at Spectrum in NYC on January 3

Dafna Naphtali, Michael Gregory, Jen Baker and Ras Moshe at Spectrum in NYC on January 3

Source: Michael Gregory

Spectrum January 3, 2013 at 7:00pm 121 Ludlow St. New York, NY, 10002 Michael Gregory Jackson, Clarity, Circle, Triangle and Square” The opening “Clarity” begins with terse acoustic guitar arpeggios, keening flute and tenor, and then moves through an evenly-spaced upward tone row, following along a path outlined by Smith’s concept of rhythm units. The shock — at least to those solely weaned on improvised music — comes when Gregory spins out a delicate, ...



Hans Tammen & Dafna Naphtali @ Black Box Theater, Asbury Park 1/20/05

Hans Tammen & Dafna Naphtali @ Black Box Theater, Asbury Park 1/20/05

Source: All About Jazz

Our fourth in the premiere season of Music of Invention concerts at the Black Box of Asbury Park happens Thursday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. and features the duo mechanique(s) (Hans Tammen, endangered guitar and Dafna Naphtali, voice). Area audiences know them best through their involvement with Harvestworks, the digital multimedia atelier in New York. Both performers augment their instruments with computers and electronics, remixing and altering each other's sounds as well as their own, to create richly textured electroacoustic ...

“…luminary” (Time Out New York)

“extraordinary experimental vocalist” (Bruce Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery)

Primary Instrument



New York City


at NYU and Harvestworks NY, also have taught at School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, Bard College and guest lectured at Brooklyn College, U. Miami, Columbia University, and in the Netherlands at U. Nijmegan and Institute of Sonology (in Royal Conservatory). Will teach voice, live audio processing of instruments of voice and other instruments, Max/MSP programming, composition/improvisation.

Blossom Dearie
piano and vocals
George Russell
composer / conductor
Arthur Blythe
saxophone, alto
John Coltrane
Eric Dolphy
Harry Partch
composer / conductor



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Gold Bolus


We Q

Clang Label



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