Saturday, November 15, 2008
A live interactive performance for kids.
Featuring; Steve Horowitz ; Bass/Conductor, Dafna Naphtali; VOX/Conductor/Sampler
Michael Evans; Percussion & Theremin, Hans Tammen; Guitar
Designed for kids 5-99, Gloorf is an interactive kids show introducing the kids to all kinds of wacky and historical concepts in new music, sound art and digital performance. Gloorf!, invites children of all ages to participate as we make music out of kitchen appliances, electronic instruments, Theremin, samplers and voice processing, animal sound, electronic toys and various body parts and other surprises.
Gloorf! Also seeks to express universal musical ideas in a fun & interactive way. Style, form, the role of the conductor and the performer are all examined in a fun & engaging way.
Dafna Naphtali is a singer/guitarist/electronic-musician from an eclectic background of music-making. As sound-artist/performer/composer she creates custom Max/MSP/Jitter programs for audio processing of voice and other instruments in her performances. She co-leads the digital chamber punk ensemble, What is it Like to be a Bat? with Kitty Brazelton (www.whatbat.org). and has collaborated / performed with Lukas Ligeti, David First, Joshua Fried, Ras Moshe, Kathleen SupovÃª, Hans Tammen LEMURbots and others. She’s received commissions and awards from NYFA, NYSCA, Meet the Composer, Experimental TV Center, American Composers Forum, and residencies at STEIM (Holland), LEMUR and Create@ iEAR. She teaches at NYU (Music Technology), and gives workshops at universities in the US and Europe. She teaches, programs and consults about Max/MSP for Harvestworks and freelance — and done sound design or programming work for the projects of Jin Hi Kim, Shelley Hirsch, Pamela Z, Phoebe Legere, Fred Frith, Jim Staley, Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman, Chico Freeman and others. Dafna can be heard on Mechanique(s) on a new release on Acheulian Handaxe, Hans Tammen’s Third Eye Orchestra (Innova) and JosÃª Halac’s CD ‘Dance of 1000 Heads’ (Tellus), and What is it Like to be a Bat? on Tzadik/Oracles (4 Stars, All Music Guide).
Steve Horowitz is a creator of odd but highly accessible sounds and a diverse and prolific musician, with an output spanning the worlds of film, television, games, concerts, and recordings. In addition to his ground breaking work with Nickelodeon Digital and his film and television scores (Super Size Me, Casino Cinema, I Bet You Will, Nickelodeon), he also records and tours with his band The Code International. Steve won a Grammy award for engineering the multi-artist True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe [Sugar Hill], 1996′s winner for best bluegrass album. Steve studied composition at the California Institute and has received performance underwriting and commissions from numerous organizations. For more information on Steve Horowitz, visit www.thecodeinternational.com