Mechanique(s) – Duo with Dafna Naphtali

"The musicians wander around structures that glitter as pure diamond and sound absurdly periphrastic at once... [they] exploit the single members’ total attentiveness in relation to the procedural possibilities, accomplished contortions crowded with sparse culminations, stomach-churning sneering and breathtaking apogees."

Massimo Ricci (Brain Dead Eternity)

Mechanique(s) duo is Dafna Naphtali and Hans Tammen — live computer-based electronics and audio processing, endangered guitar and voice. In this long collaboration, the duo investigates and playfully undermines the overlap of various elements of their technical and aesthetic practices, in compositions and improvisations for Naphtali’s interactive processed sound/noise system and 4-octave vocal range, and Tammen’s mechanical and energetic laptop manipulations of modified guitars.


The duo has featured many times German saxophone and bassclarinet player Martin Speicher, in concerts in Holland, Belgium, Germany, the U.S. and Canada, and on their CD “Live at LOGOS”. They also featured Chris Dahlgren (bass), Karlheinz Essl (electronics), Denman Maroney (hyperpiano), Ursel Schlicht (piano), Jonas Tauber (bass), Benton Bainbridge (video), Zachary Seldess (video), Peter Zummo (trombone), Pascal Boudreault (saxophone), Lindsay Vickery (saxophone), and Ferdinand Rexforth (saxophone).

Mechanique(s) 2009

Videos from 2002 at The Kitchen / New York City

CD w/ Martin Speicher "Live at LOGOS"