Birds of Mars Video ShowScenes and Music for Films

Birds of Mars Video Show #5 click to watch … featuring A Robin’s Nest, The History of Birds of Mars Digest (#1-5), piano improvisations, Spontaneous Musical Performance photo montage from the Wurst Haus, 6/22/22. Kaylita-vocals, Sir Cecil-guitar, Conga Bob-percussion, Chris Gentes-tenor sax. Cameo appearances by Ryan and Lucas.

Birds of Mars Video Show #4 click to watch…  featuring *** Sam Gas Can performing at Feeding Tube Records, King Street (2011). *** “Video Diaries” — spontaneous improvisational acting with Kaylita and Lucas. *** Painting [84 Vivace] in progress. *** Reading comments from Digest Number Seven about 04 Used Books. ***  Nature footage–Red-winged Blackbird & Herons. Videography, Editing & Music by Chris Gentes. 

Birds of Mars Video Show #3 click to watch …* Woodland swamp animals * [03 Pearl street] a painting from the “8 by 10 Series”. Comments read from the Birds of Mars Digest Number Seven. * A painting in progress [83 Notes]. *From the video vault–“Birds of Earth–Owl in flight” (2021) * “TagoVid-3” photo journal of street art.

Birds of Mars Video Show #2 click to watch …Bee and clover, Spoken Word Sound Montage – A quote by Michalangelo Antonioni, Moon Footage, [82 Bach], From the Vault–Birds of Mars at the Parlor Room–December 2018, “TagoVid-2” photo journal of street art. Soundtrack music, video & editing by Chris Gentes.

Birds of Mars Video Show #1 click to watch  …Heron Nest, Spontaneous acting with Kaylita and Joe, [81 Allegro Impetuoso], TagoVid1. Videography, editing & original music by Chris Gentes.


Paintings

Currently working on the “8 by 10 Series”. 
Please see the Digests below for Images and Comments.


Birds of Mars Digest

Number Thirteeen (May 2022)
—Music Paintings [75-81]
—Video Show #2201

Number Twelve (March & April 2022) 
—Sternum Boxes, Music Paintings & Poe & Hemmingway [62-73]

Number Eleven (February 2022)
—“Colorcubes” [50-61] with comments by Chris Gentes
—Lighting Tests

Number Ten (January 2022)
—The 8 by 10 Series of paintings [41-49] with comments by Chris Gentes

Number Nine (December 2021)
—The 8 by 10 Series of paintings [33-40] with comments by Chris Gentes
—Conversations about music with Daniel Wininger and Kat Alexander.

Number Eight (November 2021)
—The 8 by 10 Series of paintings [19, 25-32] with comments by Chris Gentes
—Conversations about music with Tommy Twilite and Sam Gas Can.

Number Seven (Apr-Oct 2021) (first digital issue) 
—The History of the Birds of Mars Digest
—The 8 by 10 Series of paintings [01-24] with comments by Chris Gentes
—The 12×12″ series of paintings [01-37] with comments by Chris Gentes
—City Collaboration (2013) with Sam Gas Can

Birds of Mars Digests Numbers One through Six are printed. Very rare and collectible.


Selected Writing

 The Birds of Mars Reader (2019). Documents the creation of a series of paintings and various activities related to a 2019 Birds of Mars performance.

The “Alt Lit Library” (2020): Seven Books Written in Seven Months.
 The Two Week Book, Alt Lit Now!, The Door in the Woods, Ghost Town, Coffee Coffee, Movieland, and Seven Movie Scripts.

The Birds of Mars Digest (2020-present): A usually monthly digital publication documenting my arts, music and film related activity. Warning: may contain prose. Occasional interviews about music and other topics are included.

Unpublished: Writing About Writing, More Writing About Writing, Welcome to Synchro CityDreams, The Lost Codas (ongoing).


Of Interest…

I recently found this phone ‘interview’ I conducted with Paul Laffoley back in 1997. It was for an article I wrote about some of his ufo experiences. Paul talks about a medallion his parent’s gardener gave him when he was 7 and how it was stolen in Paris in 1967.


Past Art

Click here for 2020.

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Local Artist Destroys Paintings

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8 by 10 series (Fall 2021) acrylic on canvas.
Click to view. 

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