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.