• Profile:

    Dafna Naphtali is a versatile sound artist, vocalist, guitarist, and composer of electronic music. She focuses on experimental music and improvised music in combination with electronics using her custom Max/MSP programming for sound processing of the voice and other instruments.

    Degrees Held:

    Master of Music, Music Technology, New York University
    Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance (Jazz), New York University

    Professional Affiliations:

    New York City Electroacoustic Music Society
    SWiTCH (Society for Women in Technology)
    American Composers Forum

    Recent Publications:

    Dafna Naphtali and Hans Tammen, “A View on Improvisation from the Kitchen Sink,” Leonardo Music Journal 20 (2010)

    Marsha Vdonin, “An Interview with Dafna Naphtali,”

    Research Interests:

    • Electronic music performance
    • Interactive computer music
    • Sound art and installation
    • Music production / aesthetics of sound processing
    • History of electronic music

    Awards And Honors:

    New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Music/Sound Composition (2013)
    New York Foundation for the Arts Computer Arts Fellowship (2001)
    American Composers Forum Jerome Commissions (1999, 2009)
    Franklin Furnace
    NY State Council on the Arts
    Meet the Composer
    Experimental TV Center
    Brecht Forum commission (2007)
    ASCAP Plus award (2008-2013)

    Residencies at STEIM (Holland), Music OMI, Create @iEAR residency at Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute.

    Travel grants to Poland and India from Foundation for Contemporary Arts and American Music Center.

    Current Courses:

    Live Electronic Music

    Independent Study