Dafna Naphtali – live sound processing & voice
Hans Tammen – endangered guitar
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, but also Chris Dahlgren (bass), Karlheinz Essl (electronics), Denman Maroney (hyperpiano), Jonas Tauber (bass), Benton Bainbridge (video), Peter Zummo (trombone), Pascal Boudreault (saxophone) and Lindsay Vickery (saxophone).