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Bug Box

A box full of bugs, snails and the fleeting childhood memories of summer. "Bug Box" is a multimedia installation by Kat Navarro which I am grateful to have done the music score for. My sister and I often collaborate because her animation projects have to do a lot with childhood and memories. She and I have been close since childhood and share many moments and memories together. The music I had written for this installation is inspired by our childhood summers. We reminded ourselves as children running outside catching fireflies and poking at cicadas.

Six Years To Ninety

"Six Years to Ninety" is a piece written after the death of my grandfather. This song is a part of an EP I had released in 2018 to help cope with his passing. While writing this music, the feeling and sounds I created for this project were in reflection of how I saw and remembered him. He was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life.

When You Arrive 2023

"When You Arrive" is an upcoming experimental, multimedia installation that explores the odd and disparate memories of the missing years in a family photo album. The narratives intercross personal history, identity, time, and a little bit of fantastical. This is a personal art piece between my sister and I as siblings as it tells the tale of our beginnings as first generation Filipinos having been born and raised in Baltimore City, Maryland. Our upbringing and upward progression from an impoverished environment held together by our family.

G.O.L.D - START AGAIN

G.O.L.D is a duo project between, my frequent collaborator, Dyyo and I. The song, "START AGAIN," is the first single we released together. This is the title track for our EP, "START AGAIN." "START AGAIN" is about feelings around accountability, regret and what it means to seek atonement. The song illuminates one's desire to go back in time and correct their wrongs. While also producing, recording, mixing and mastering this song; I also created the video concept for the music video.

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About Mark

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Music artist, composer, music producer, and audio engineer, Mark Kent Navarro utilizes his musical arsenal to create worlds.  Exercising his background knowledge and experience in rock, jazz, experimental, classical, bossa-nova, hip-hop, R&B, math-rock, post-rock, ambient and electronic music; he takes thought, time and effort to hone-in on, not just the details in a body of work, but also its intentions. Mark is a Filipino born and raised in Baltimore City, Maryland. In his early... more

Flipbook 2020

Flipbook is a solo ambient EP project I had written in 2020. It was written after my band had disbanded as a self-reflection piece. 

In 2020, I was living in a 4 bedroom house in Baltimore City.  The rent was very cheap and I took advantage of the living situation at the time. My roommates and I's goal was to keep the house as strictly an artist house. I wanted artists to benefit from the cheap rent so that they may be able to afford more towards their art. We named this house, 'The Grindon," and for 7 years I lived in that house from 2015 to 2022.

We had weekly open jam sessions, organized artist events, house shows, and local artist community meetings on the first floor. In the second floor, I had put a recording studio setup in my bedroom where I started engineering in my room for myself and other artists. Those days I felt really good helping local artists begin to achieve their dreams.

This short EP was written during those years. I wanted to capture the feeling I had while being in that house in 3 songs. All while practicing very intentional writing. A lot of my mindset while writing this music was writing simply what I felt the music needed and nothing more. If something felt too much, I would cut it out. The goal was to say the most with the fewest needed movement.

  • Blanket

    While making Blanket, I remember I was stuck late at night in bed thinking on how big the universe is. I feel like I can get stuck in a feeling or moment that is so small in comparison to how big the world really is. I wanted to encapsulate that emotion of feeling so small in a universe so wide. It's scary and beyond our control. It's also very beautiful because of that. Kat Navarro perfect encapsulates that feeling in this video. From the smallest things on this earth to the stars above us. This universe is forever expansive. Music by Mark Kent Navarro Animation by Kat Navarro
  • Flipbook.jpg

    Cover Art by Ashley Reinhardt
  • As I Lay in Bed

    As I Lay in Bed
  • Flipbook

    Flipbook

G.O.L.D 2020

G.O.L.D is based in Baltimore, MD and consists of producer Mark Kent Navarro (Baatchoy) and vocalist Dyyo.

G.O.L.D is an independent alternative R&B duo whose music encapsulates the feelings of finding love, losing love, and all the emotions in between.

They released their debut EP, "START AGAIN" in 2021 and are releasing their debut LP, "LIGHT MY FIRE" sometime in 2023.

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  • G.O.L.D - USED 2

    Music Production by Mark Kent Navarro Video Concept by Mark Kent Navarro Cinematography and Editing by Wayne Banga Vocal Production by Dyyo
  • G.O.L.D - START AGAIN

    G.O.L.D is a duo project between, my frequent collaborator, Dyyo and I. The song, "START AGAIN," is the first single we released together. This is the title track for our EP, "START AGAIN." "START AGAIN" is about feelings around accountability, regret and what it means to seek atonement. The song illuminates one's desire to go back in time and correct their wrongs. While also producing, recording, mixing and mastering this song; I also created the video concept for the music video.
  • G.O.L.D START AGAIN

    START AGAIN
  • G.O.L.D SELF ESCAPE 1

    SELF ESCAPE
  • G.O.L.D in LA

    Photography by Megan Elyse
  • G.O.L.D in LA 2

    Photography by Megan Elyse

For Ben It's Been... 2018

"For Ben, It's Been..."  is an EP project I had written after the passing of my grandfather. At the time, it was my way of coping with his passing. The title 'Six Years to Ninety' is in reference to a note he had written to himself stating he had 6 more years to make it to 90 years old. A goal he wanted to make that unfortunately did not come true. In his last years he suffered from dementia.

These three songs were written with him in meditation. Each encapsulating a part of how I saw and remembered him. He was a man who kept to himself; who would reminiscence on his youth in riding motorcycles back in the Philippines. He was a man who took care of his family the best he could while being a father figure to many. He enjoyed watching sports, eating good food, spending his day at Pimlico betting on horses. He loved to the simple pleasures in life. 

The video project, "Six Years to Ninety"  was released through, Italian independent record label, REST NOW! Records

Music by Mark Kent Navarro
Video by REST NOW! Records

Yugennui 2016

Yugennui is a Post-Rock ,Math-Rock band formed sometime  in 2013.

My first band project starting with friends. The cataylst to my music journey that I will always give credit to. As the guitar player I formed my first own sense of identity through the music of this band.  Using very dramatic motifs and weaving between rapid odd time signatures. This band was, at the time, my friends and I way of being punks. We all are inspired at the time by bands such as: The Mars Volta, Tera Melos, and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. I would say we did our best trying to be all 3 of these bands at the same time. For our first times making music seriously, we were proud.

We toured the independent D.I.Y. circuit along the United States East Coast 3 separate times traveling up as far as Montreal, Canada. During our tours we have played in cities in New York,  New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia,  Vermont, Massachusetts, and Michigan. 

Released an album in 2015.

Yugen -  the beauty that we can feel sense into an object, even though the beauty doesn't exist in the literal sense of the word and cannot be seen directly

Ennui -a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.

Mark Kent Navarro on Guitar
Asher Herzog  on Drums
Anthony Staiti on Guitar
Tim Houston on Bass

  • Yugennui - Voyager (Live At Kind Lion Sound)

    This was a part of our second independent one week tour in 2015. Our tours were self-booked through the D.I.Y. underground circuit. Furthest North we played this year was Montreal, Canada. This performance was captured at Kind Lion Sounds. Yugennui - Live performance at Kind Lion Sounds during 2015 tour
  • Dawn

    Guitar - Mark Kent Navarro Guitar - Anthony Staiti Drums - Asher Herzog Bass - Scott Sekercan Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Anthony Staiti
  • Yugennui- Zoroastrian

    Guitar - Mark Kent Navarro Guitar - Anthony Staiti Drums - Asher Herzog Bass - Scott Sekercan Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Anthony Staiti
  • Neuköln (cover)

    Cover from 'Baltimore Does Bowie' LP

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