Events

Musical Ecologies returns to in-person events with Brooklyn-based composer/performer Dafna Naphtali.
Audience limited to 25, proof of vaccination required for entry. Please wear a mask. Tickets here.

A native New Yorker, Dafna Naphtali is well-known as a vocalist, electronic musician and sound artist. For tonight’s program, she will perform works involving live sound processing, voice, algorithmic studies, downsized versions of her multichannel sound and sound-walking pieces, and improvisations, all drawing on work created and developed over 20+ years. With special guest, percussionist Danny Tunick. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Founded in 2012, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event focuses on a single artist, who presents a recent work or project in the form of a talk or lecture, a multimedia presentation, a performance, or combination thereof. Each presentation is preceded by an extended conversation between the artist and curator.

About the artist:

Dafna Naphtali is a singer/instrumentalist/electronic-musician who composes/performs experimental, interactive electro-acoustic music, drawing on a wide-ranging musical background in jazz, classical, rock and near-eastern music and using her custom Max/MSP programming. She has performed in the US, Canada, Europe, India, Russia and the Middle East. Current projects include “Audio Chandelier”, a multi-channel audio work presented in New York, Berlin, and Montreal, “Robotica” (music robots and voice), and her audio augmented reality soundwalks “Walkie Talkie Dream Angles”. Dafna’s has long-running projects in live sound-processing of voice and acoustic instruments, as her a performable “instrument”. The current focus is on duos with acoustic instrumentalists such as pianist Gordon Beeferman, trombonist Jen Baker (Clip Mouth Unit), percussionist Luis Tabuenca, Chuck Bettis, saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Ras Moshe, saxophonist Edith Lettner, and a longtime duo with Hans Tammen (Buchla, endangered guitar). Fellowships/awards include NY Foundation for the Arts, NY State Council on the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, Franklin Furnace, American Composers Forum, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, American Music Center; residencies: Music/OMI, STEIM, and Signal Culture.

The Kings County Fiber Festival returns to OSH & Washington Park for it’s 10th year!

Spend the day with natural fiber artists, crocheters, dyers, felters, knitters, quilters, spinners and weavers in the annual fiber festival. The full day event will include a marketplace for independent fiber artists from the tri-state area.

During the Festival, we host the “Make Warm Hats for the Homeless” hat drive. Make a hat for someone who really needs your help this winter. Bring your hat donation, in an individual plastic bag, to the Festival donation table. We will deliver the hats to group homes, shelters and soup kitchens within New York City. Last year we collected over 600 hats.

Apply to be a vendor here.

Featured photo: ShirstyCat.

Make your own zine at our Zine Jam this Saturday from 1-3 pm! ⁠

Zine Jam is for everyone—recommended for ages 5 and up. This is a drop-in class and will be held outside in the Park. It will be facilitated by Elvis and Jan, two seasoned zine creators and educators who always bring their enthusiasm for the medium.⁠

Through visual, tactic, and writing prompts kids can expect to create their own one-sheet zine. They are invited to scan and print copies to share with family and friends!⁠

This workshop was made possible by Booklyn, Inc. and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.⁠