Winter European Tour

Seth Faergolzia will be making his yearly round of Europe this Winter (Jan/Feb 2018) with his new album “Loop Paintings”, this time with a different sort of concert…

Jan 5 Bugjar (Sendoff Show!) – Rochester, NY
Jan 17 East Side Tavern – Dublin, Ireland
Jan 19 Black Box – Belfast, Northern Ireland
Jan 20 House show – Galway, Ireland
Jan 21 Waggon – Offenbach, Germany
Jan 24 TiG7 – Mannheim, Germany
Jan 25 House Konzert – Bochum, Germany
Jan 26 House konzert – Kamen, Germany
Jan 27 Haldern Pop Bar – Haldern, Germany
Jan 28 Private Show – Cologne, Germany
Jan 30 Die Wohngemeinschaft – Cologne, Germany
Jan 31 Molotow – Hamburg, Germany
Feb 1 Franzis – Wetzlar, Germany
Feb 2 Grüner Baum – Ottersweier, Germany
Feb 3 One of a Million Festival – Baden, Switzerland
Feb 4 Urgence Disk – Genève, Switzerland (1PM Brunch Show)
Feb 5 White Horse – Morges, Switzerland
Feb 6 Bad Bonn – Düdingen, Switzerland
Feb 7 Kleine Werkraumgalerie – Rosenheim, Germany
Feb 8 Kain Autohaus – Bad Ischl, Austria
Feb 9 Villa Nachtanz – Heidelberg, Germany
Feb 10 806qm – Darmstadt, Germany
Feb 11 Shorty – Bärenbach, Germany
Feb 12 House Show with Choir – Weimar, Germany
Feb 13 Subbotnik – Leipzig, Germany
Feb 14 Schokoladen – Berlin, Germany
Feb 18 Folk City @ Photo City – Rochester, NY

He will be performing a varied cross-section of music spanning his 20 year songwriting career with Dufus / Multibird / Forest Creature / Heck Yup / 23 Psaegz. Seth will also be showing some of his new work involving:

• Live Looping
• Loop Painting
• Soft Songs
• Fresh Cuts written this past year
• Music from his earlier repertoire
• On some special occasions he will even take the time to write and record a brand new song with willing audiences.

Painting? While singing? Singing while painting? Seth brings the vastness of his life’s work seamlessly and effortlessly to the stage, creating an experience for those who are “here for it”. Seth is an artist’s artist. Building a community that huddles together against the storms of modern life and mentoring other artists along the way, Seth brings a verbose and verdant body of work in 2018 that includes new work from his live vocal loop painting series and “Seth Sings Soft Songs” series. Fans can expect old favorites as well as new tunes and that characteristic Seth experience that is at once childlike fun and deeply moving.

Tour Poster and Video

Happy Saturday!!
I’m happy this Saturday because I just finished this new video to promote my projects and upcoming tour. I’m pretty excited about how it turned out. There was a lot involved in the making of it, actually. I had to learn a new technique to make some animations using After Effects. It’s pretty fun and very intuitive. I think once I’m back from tour I may really get down into some animations, it’s the direction I’m leaning with my puppet opera, though I do also wish to shoot live footage of the large puppets. Whew! I’m rambling!!!
I can’t believe I’m headed out on another month-long jaunt. It’ll be my first tour since baby Albus was born. I’m pretty nervous to be leaving my family like this, but also very excited to see friends in Europe and to get to try out this new format for my shows. I’ll be having a playbill, which will tell everyone what I’m performing and give info about what’s being performed, and I’ll be playing a wide variety from my various interests, giving a cross section of my life as a tree.
This video would not have been possible if not for the amazing assistance of my partner Laura Lee Jones. She made the puppet which comes originally from the tour poster design…
… and she has offered endless help with my bookings and other business work involved in this tour. Thank you Laura…
Thanks to Brett Gobe, Traci Westcott and Dr. Frank Raymond for their video work
Thanks to Emily DiPaola, Shaun Jones, Caitlyn Bober, Laura Jones and Brett Gobe for participation in the Grande Scheme video.
Thanks to Dufus for their musical work on Fun Wearing Underwear: Grahm Dion, Rick Snell, Jack Dishel, Jerome Morris, Phil Timbakis, Mark Ospovat, Mike Pan and Babs Soft (there may be a couple other voices on there, but I can’t remember at this point since the recording was 20 years ago now!
Thanks to John Ludington of Forest Creature.
Thanks to Dominic Marini, Shaun Jones and Stan Martinelli of Multibird.
Thanks to Stephen Reardon for his photo of Multibird.
Thanks to 23 Psaegz members Shaun Jones, Emily DiPaola, Caitlyn Bober, Stan Martinelli, Anthony LaPenna and Dominic Marini for the Rubberbands video.
Thanks to Noah Estrella for the press photo and to Arthur Gold for the space in which to record the final loop at the end of the video.
Please share this around! The tour is not yet fully booked, but I can’t wait any longer to release this video because I’ve got two albums I’m trying to finish up before I leave in just under a month!! OH EM GEEEEEE!!!
hugs y’all!

Loop Painting #10 – Series Complete!!!

Hi Everyone, thanks so much for sticking with me through all this time on here.  It’s been a meaningful endeavor, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to try all kinds of things artistically that I probably wouldn’t be able to without your tremendous support!

Loop Painting #10 is done!  I set out to make 10 and now I have.  They got bigger and bigger toward the end.  This one is 15 feet long!  I got to work on it in this really cool space which is springing up called Kaleidoscope Collective here in Rochester.  It’s a huge industrial space that is presently being turned into a tea bar and music venue.  Arthur Gold allowed me to use his space, he even helped me build the frame for my canvas!  My friend Noah Estrella also helped out by shooting video while I ran my camera on automatic stop motion.  It was super fun, and all the beautiful reverb on the recording is naturally occurring in the room.  It was an easy audio mix!  Here are the versions of audio:

Small  OR  Small (alternate version)



For the video, just click on the picture at the top of the page.

As always, please give me your comments, put a heart down there if you love it, and spread the word if you can.  I need more subscribers!!

The art show is tonight! I’ll try and remember to take pics of all the stuff hanging around the room. It’s looking quite nice!

big hugs,


Loop Painting #9

I’m most happy about this one.  It took a lot of work to get to this level, doing multiple paintings while looping, learning my method for editing and mixing this music and making the video coincide.  My new friend Traci Westcott shot the video footage for this one, and I think it looks great!  Check out her website.  I feel very strongly about this one so will say no more in hopes that you will click the link to watch the video and spread it to all your friends!

Your audio files:

Short Version

Medium Version

Long Version

… and remember!  Subscribers get a discount ticket for the art opening on December 1st!!  Next and last Loop Painting is 15 feet long!!!

many many many thanks!

your friend,


Loop Painting #7

Wow!  This month is going to require a lot from me, doing tons of work to finish up my Loop Painting series.  Number 7 and 8 come from the Rochester Fringe Festival in September.  I was happy to be included in it and to get to do some of my experimentation in art and music combined.  
This is a lot of media!  I painted while creating live loops, but in addition to that, I was recording audio and video.  After the fact, I take the audio and turn it into one long, live recording for your ears and a short video with condensed audio for your eyes and ears.
This one sounds great to me.  I’ll be putting out all four of these videos this month!  Such an intense amount of work, but completing this project makes me feel good.  It’s been a great learning experience in all the four realms of art which it involves.
I’d like to offer a discount to any of you who’d like to come out to the Loop Painting Opening December 1st at Photo City Improv here in Rochester;  you get half price entry to the show, which my band Multibird will be playing as well as two other bands!
Big thanks to you all for your continued support.  Onward and upward!

Act Two – Full Musical Score and Audio plus Video version

Blazisox zinkmau!!!  The time has culminated, bubbling forth a smokey boiling liquid in the black kettle upon the fiery hearth within.  Hours and hours and hours of toil to complete this mammoth of a second act to my 13 year project in puppet opera, 23 Psaegz.

I’ve spent almost every waking / free hour, pouring my soul into this computer, this composition program, in hopes that one day we might read through this massive work and bring it to life.  I give this music to you, my Patreons, to have a first listen.  I will continue to own the copyright, hehe, but I give it to your ears, and if you read music, then I give it for your fingers… and your voices, to sing or play on your own along with this digital version first ideas sketch recording and score.

It will certainly develop over time, and I do not feel 100% done with it, but only playing it with others will bring forth changes at this point.  I’ve made it as true to my original idea as I could, with these digital constraints.  I’m loving it.

The audio is of a computer simulation of the future event with live band, but it does not have my guitar parts included, so may sound a bit sparse at times.  It also has a very sketchy voice recording along with it, where I kinda just wanted to get the vocal cues in there for the musicians to get an idea of what was happening.

Tomorrow I will will post a video of the score with music playing simultaneously.  They are rendering as we speak.  It’s a very long process since this act is about 33 minutes!!  There are three acts in all.  The third act is (thankfully) shorter, only about 15 minutes.  I previously released Act 1 a couple months back.  You can find it if you scroll through my posts here.

I’m shooting to complete Act 3 by the end of December!  That way I can move on into the next phase of this project in 2018…

We are here in the future, and weirdly, it feels very futuristic!  We are actually doing a lot of the things people predicted we would do.  I predict that we, as a species, will reach a greater state of enlightenment, while, at the same time, we will find ourselves slipping perpetually backward into ignorant bliss.  Bless!  Thanks for checking this out.



… and if you’re interested in reading along while the music plays, here’s a video version!!

Seth Sings Soft Songs – He Once Was

Hello everyone,

Today I’m sending you a video of “He Once Was”.  It’s one of my favorite songs to play.  It’s pretty quiet so I don’t often get to play it in live music atmospheres because people tend to enjoy more peppy stuff in live situations.  I wish I could play songs like this at every show, and maybe I should just do it, I don’t know.  My Seth Sings Soft Songs series was a great pleasure and a challenge to me because I compiled all my quiet material into two sets of music.  Performing that way was very foreign to me because I’ve been doing so many band shows or loop shows… stuff like that.  I like being able to have an outlet for this type of music because it really is a big part of my musical personality.

So here’s the VIDEO

and here’s AUDIO ONLY

and here’s the STUDIO RECORDING from my solo album “Doubting Won’t Do”.  I hope you’ll enjoy one or all of these!

The rest of this month will be devoted to scoring out Act 2 of my rock opera, 23 Psaegz.  It’s a huge undertaking!  40 minutes worth of music for multiple instruments… I love doing it though! Composing, writing and improvisation are my favorite things to do right now.  I’m so happy to get to spend this creative time.  It’s just in me, the music, always… I’m just constantly thinking in notes, so to have a vent for all this sound bouncing around inside me is just pure joy.


Wow, I’ve passed the halfway mark with this Loop Painting project!  This time I did a bit of advance work before the live performance.  So what I did was to shoot video while looping with headphones and painting a simple background in my studio.  After that, I performed at Kashong Creek in Geneva, NY and completed the painting.   You’ll notice in the video that when the scenery changes also the audio quality changes, that is because I recorded the looping while doing both parts and had the audio coincide.  I hope this creates a bit more connection to the actual events as they occurred.

Heres the SHORT AUDIO and the LONG VERSION for you to download.

My next two paintings are from the Rochester Fringe Festival.  Those ones turned out really nice, and they keep getting bigger!!!  The full art opening is December 1st at Photo City Improv here in Rochester.

This month you should expect from me a Soft Songs Series video and hopefully part 2 to the 23 Psaegz rock opera score.  I’m working hard toward a great many goals.   You are helping to make all this happen, so I must thank you repeatedly!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!