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with Jess Henderson as part of the project, "Band of Burnouts"
with Christin Call and The Shed, Seattle


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

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

Biographical information

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

Tom Moody is a New York-based artist ( and musician ( 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 at

His website is at


In connection with our interview posted earlier this week (, 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":

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.


help with the midi chaos:


Live @ Espaço Garganta, Sao Paulo:

Live @ TAC, Oakland:

Live @ Super, Happy, Fun Land, Houston:

ST CELFER's Sonatas Para Gatos @ Sea Level Records
ST CELFER's SUITES #1-9 on January 19, 2022 midnight EST also "12", "28a", "51", "61", "74" in rotation
ST CELFER on episode 5 of CMPFR-22C: type "begin 5" after the > here:

w/ MTL.ASM, Montreal (Step.4D™ PURPLL)

w/ Puch Okruch:
Each listen is a unique combination of both sounds and visuals that remixes StC Lives I & I I)

It's an app! So every click is a new art piece. 
Also available on Spotify as
 Y Fit Ops, press RANDOM PLAY

Puch Okruch scripts for animation:

Read Puch Okruch's Guide to St Celfer's Musical Styles & Review of St Celfer's New Project

w/ Anonim Noise Records

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