Dafna Naphtali [Interactive Programmer and Instructor]

Dafna Naphtali performs and composes using her own custom Max/MSP programs for sound processing of voice and other instruments. She’s received commissions and awards from NY Foundation for the Arts, NY State Council on the Arts, Meet the Composer and a residency at STEIM (Holland). She is a teacher at universities including New York University, where she earned degrees in voice and Music Technology (BM, MM), at Bard College and the School of Visual Arts. She also teaches, programs and consults about Max/MSP at Harvestworks and was a programmer for two years for many artists and at Engine 27 (a multi-channel sound gallery). She has done sound design and/or programming work for the projects of Jin Hi Kim, Shelley Hirsch, Pamela Z, Fred Frith, Jim Staley, Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman and Chico Freeman. Dafna can be heard with Mechanique(s) on a forthcoming release on In-situ (’05) and as featured vocalist on José Halac’s CD “Dance of 1000 Heads” (Tellus), as well as on her acclaimed release with What is it Like to be a Bat? on Tzadik/Oracles.

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