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St Celfer deploys a kaleidoscopic assortment of varied electronic textures with associated melodic motives in a free, improvisatory fashion, recalling landmark jazz fusion and minimalist albums of the late 1960s and early 1970s such as Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew and Terry Riley’s A Rainbow in Curved Air - A.M.L.S
 ***more here***BANDCAMP New & Notable 2021: Seattleʼs St Celfer writes immersive electronic songs that encompass both haunting beauty & wild experimentalism.see front page here (thank you fanfare)
In memory of Tom Moody (tommoody.us) more links here

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BANDCAMP New & Notable 2022: New & Notable: Seattle’s St Celfer returns with four more boundary-breaking electronic compositions sparked with sudden bursts of melody. https://t.co/RX1PRhO68q

BANDCAMP New & Notable 2023: St Celfer returns with tracks culled from a series of live shows, each one a showcase for his inventive experimentalism. https://t.co/0JhQ4u6VHA pic.twitter.com/xAMLm8LOEH
Wave Track #7 comes to us from St Celfer, a Korean-American sound artist and musician who splits his time between Sao Paulo and Seattle. His track, Fifty One, wastes no time announcing itself, beginning with a sequence of machine-like, harsh sounds that rise in volume before slowly giving way to a melancholic rhythm, interspersed with soft tones that combine to create a nostalgic, almost cinematic quality. In just under three minutes, St Celfer manages to elicit a strong yearning for elsewhere, a sensibility that encapsulates–and communicates with–the other works presented in Infrasonica’s Wave #7. We hope you enjoy listening. INFRASONICA.ORG

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::SEATTLE:: * APRIL 13, 2024 The Shed *6631 Ellis Ave S, Seattle WA CANCELLED *
:: OAKLAND :: TAC  Temescal Art Center, November 4
:: SÃO PAULO :: 2x SHOWS 
Casa LOCOMOTIVA20/9 
Instituto de Artes da UNESP, Sala de Expo, Barra Funda, 22/9
:: SAN DIEGO :: 26/8 Facebook
:: SXSW :: Overflow Fest, Super Happy Funland, Houston, 18/3
:: SEATTLE :: Have You Eaten? 18/2
:: SEATTLE :: January, Friday the 13thWayward Music Series
:: SÃO PAULO :: 22/7 Espaço Garganta
:: SAN DIEGO :: 25-6/3 BBAGBs (first performances since 2005)

St Celfer (John MacDougall Parker) ft. Christin Call as part of the Wayward Music Series at the Chapel Performance...

Posted by St Celfer on Friday, January 20, 2023

December 7, 2022: Energy Bars
  March 8, 2023: Marathon Drummer Salmagundi  August 2, 2023: Dark Matter  November 29, 2023: The Color of Noise  March 20, 2024: Controlled Re-Entry on WFMU

ST CELFER's Step.4D™ @ Flotation Device, KBCS 91.3
[1:25:21]. St Celfer AKA John Parker: Ping Me Bjork. From Lives (Bandcamp, 2022)
https://www.mixcloud.com/flotationdevice/flotation-device-2022-06-26/

ST CELFER's Step.4D™ @ Flotation Device, KBCS 91.3 [1:29:23] St Celfer AKA John Parker: 61. From StC Lives 51-61-74 (Bandcamp, 2021) https://www.mixcloud.com/flo.../flotation-device-2021-08-01/ *

ST CELFER @ Radio Eclectus #74, Hollow Earth Radio 104.9
[16:04] St Celfer: Suite #6 - Etude. From Suites #1–9 (Bandcamp, 2020) with St Celfer AKA John Parker. 
[18:24] St Celfer: Suite #3 - Dirge 1. From Suites #1–9 (Bandcamp, 2020) with St Celfer AKA John Parker⠀
Voice break with Charles Dodge: Earth's Magnetic Field
[29:30] St Celfer: Suite #7 - Serenade No Cry. From Suites #1–9 (Bandcamp, 2020) with St Celfer AKA John Parker⠀
https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioEclectus/radio-eclectus-74/ * ST CELFER @ Radio Eclectus #35, Hollow Earth Radio 104.9
[8:30] St Celfer AKA John Parker: Prelude. From Suite #5 (Bandcamp, 2019)

ST CELFER @ Radio Eclectus #29, Hollow Earth Radio 104.9
[27:55] St Celfer: Divertimento. From Suite #2 (Bandcamp, 2019)

ST CELFER @ Radio Eclectus #15, Hollow Earth Radio 104.9
SET 1: Sorey, Crispell and early Crumb, 1. St Celfer: Impromptu. From Suite #2 (Bandcamp, 2019)
https://www.mixcloud.com/radioeclectus/radio-eclectus-015-haas-sorey-crispell-crumb-oct-24-2019/
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Guide to St Celfer's Musical Styles Review of St Celfer's New Project
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READ THE CONVERSATION WITH TOM MOODY HERE
with Jess Henderson as part of the project, "Band of Burnouts"
with Christin Call and The Shed, Seattle

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

St Celfer Performance at ICOSA Collective, December 12, 2020

Austin, TX

St Celfer’s musical work “March of the Covids” will be performed at the ICOSA space in an unusual way – as an abstract, encoded YouTube video. The song made its original appearance at the Casagaleria art space in São Paulo, Brazil as a 16 channel audio composition “distributed” in the gallery through directional speakers. At ICOSA the work will be presented virtually in the form of video projections, in a new, collaborative incarnation. “Covids” will be “played” as one of a suite of recent compositions by St Celfer, who is currently based in Seattle, and his long-time collaborator Tom Moody, a New York artist and musician. 

Eleven tracks by the two artists have been converted to video using Pitahaya, a software program created by John Romero. Pitahaya turns the audio (which can still be heard) into a stream of random pixels resembling TV snow and QR codes. Uploaded to YouTube, the 35-minute video will be played by the gallery and may be watched like a Stan Brakhage-like abstraction, with fluctuating, chaotic correspondences between picture and sound. The video has embedded content but there is nothing subliminal or mystical about it: instead, Pitahaya has been used to convert a CD-quality version of the eleven songs, which can be downloaded and decoded as explained at http://jollo.org/LNT/doc/pitahaya/.

The audiovisual performance runs from 3-6 PM Central on December 12, 2020.


Biographical information

St Celfer has drawings (http://stcelfer.com/) that have been recently acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo and has an upcoming release of “9 Suites” (https://stcelfer.bandcamp.com/). He has exhibited and performed primarily in New York as John Parker (https://eyekhan.com/) among other aliases.

Tom Moody is a New York-based artist (https://tommoody.us) and musician (https://tommoody.bandcamp.com/). Most recently his work was seen in the exhibition "PAUSE (prelude)" at Künstlerverbund im Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.

John Romero is an artist and programmer who was a member of the Computers Club collective (under the name Rene Abythe) and was profiled on Rhizome.org at https://rhizome.org/editorial/2011/dec/08/artist-profile-rene-abythe/

His website is at http://jollo.org/LNT/home/fanfare/

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In connection with our interview posted earlier this week (https://www.tommoody.us/archives/2020/12/04/on-breaking-the-square-a-conversation-between-john-parker-and-tom-moody/), and our video projection in Austin, St Celfer (aka John Parker) and Tom Moody are pleased to announce the release of our new LP, "eleven tracks": https://stcelferandtommoody.bandcamp.com/album/eleven-tracks
St Celfer and Tom Moody have been collaborating off and on since 2004. In this release "eleven tracks," each artist chooses several recent songs by the other and discusses them. [You can] click or tap the individual songs to read commentary about them. "On Breaking the Square," a 10-page dialogue between the two musicians about their work, philosophies, and "how they got where they got" in the past 16 years accompanies the digital version of this release as a bonus item (PDF). Cover: Tom Moody, made with "Epson Print CD" and incorporating a detail from a video realization of his track "Melding Principle (Three Nebulaes)," employing John Romero's encoding/decoding program Pitahaya.


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ST CELFER @ The Museum of Contemporary Art (MACUSP)

see the drawings here

ST CELFER's Space Between Points™ (4D) at Woolworths Windows, Artscapes Tacoma, WA (June 10 - August 29th, 2022)
see the images here

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Tallinn's IDA October 29, 2021 Tikrishow plays '51' (track 7)
...a taste of the future

  


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