Thank you everyone for visiting.This site is the official home of "Channel In Channel Out" aka Marcus Cotten. Here you can find out about all current news,info and happenings with the project channel in channel out.
Eyes and Hears: (a list of fun things to check out on this site)
"Sight Focus (0_0) "
Sight focus is a place to feature a photograph weekly and sometimes daily on this site. You can also find the sight focus in the Art & Photography section as a sub page...(click the picture to go directly to the sight focus)
"The Author And The Narrator album blog"
A place for short stories,song lyrics,song meanings,drawings,photographs and other fun stuff associated with the author and the narrator album.
"Planters, Stashers, Recipients"
Planters, Stashers, Recipients is a short music and film project which originally premiered with P&M nagazine from New York and also featured with Fluid Radio from the U.K. The film is about 9minutes long with instrumental music composed on piano and electric piano by marcus cotten aka channel in channel out. Just click the picture to screen the full version of the film on this site
"Invalid Entry And The Enchanting Word"
Invalid Entry And The Enchanting Word is a song and short film by marcus cotten aka channel in channel out. This song is from The Author And The Narrator album released by Karaoke Kalk. This short film was featured with the Monocromo Art Gallery.The film was featured in the 11th edition of their magazine monocromo 11. click the picture to hear the song and watch the short film *in the film portion of this site*.
The Book Is Now Out And Available Get It Here !!
You can now get "The Nebulous Switch And The Floating,Standing Man" Book Pack! What you get in the book pack is a handmade flip book with The Nebulous Switch story, a custom artwork CD with a special music score recorded for the book, and lastly a special painted light bulb (which is a 100% safe and also the bulb is a light catcher) painted in the theme of the story by Marcus Cotten as well. See photos below,the only thing you don't get is the tea :)
*We ship anywhere around the world*. We apologize for the shipping industry prices right now:( shipping is expensive to ship anywhere overseas, But nevertheless we still ship and this item is available for everybody. Go here to The Shop *be sure to select the correct item that ships to your area*
"The Nebulous Switch And The Floating,Standing Man"
Out Friday May 17,2013
The Nebulous Switch And The Floating,Standing Man is a short fiction book written by Marcus Cotten aka Channel in Channel out. The book comes with a specially composed music score written and recorded for the book, and a special painted light bulb painted by Marcus to the theme of his story. This limited edition release of this book will only be available through this site and supplies are limited so first come first serve. Below is a written introduction to the book.
Jeremiah Scarborough earns a living as a pearly whitecoat chemist in the daytime working for the Geno Lab for a near 10 adequate years. In his spare time he engages in his own confidential surreptitious experiments in his cluttersome basement. By nightfall beneath his quaint creaky old house in a consistently tranquil neighborhood he persists on a breakthrough. Until this day, shall I say a day, seemingly like any other day ; except for on this nondistinctive ordinary day the familiar for Scarborough is disarranged when a breakthrough transpires. On that day, or a day the familiar world began to uncurtain and uncloak for Scarborough.
Below is Scarboroughs house examined...go here for excerpts from the book and a sound sample of the music score. Stay tuned to Friday May 17th.
Interview/Conversation With the Qwartz Organization
Recently Marcus Cotten aka Channel in Channel out did a couple of interviews with the Qwartz organiztion for the Qwartz Awards.The result of those interviews/conversations is a feature on marcus cotten's journey as an artist/musician, and some thoughts on ideas for the author and the narrator album nominated by the Qwartz organization for 2 awards.
Over there the feature is titled "Starts Here Thoughts,Life,Words and The Author And The Narrator". *Important*---> to view the feature go to the top right corner of the Qwartz site and hit the English Language button to start the feature* Here is the direct link below to the feature (or click picture below) : http://188.8.131.52/qwartz/web/artist/channel_in_channel_out
Channel in Channel out creates music composition for the Echo-in project From France.
Recently channel in channel out aka marcus cotten received a special invite to create a music composition and a special photograph for the Echo-in project. The Echo-in project strives to connect people across the world through music and the beauty of Sainte Baume mountain in France. You can hear the channel in channel out compsition here at this link :http://www.echo-in.com/ go to the section "decouvrir" which means discover in english to see the piece marcus created for echo-in.
The piece is titled "After Dinner, The Ionoshpere Is Quite Active"
New Short Film:
"The Prominent Underfront Nearaway"
(the last film/visual viewing until the album the globe as a graph is due out in late 2013.)
This is a new short film from the globe as a graph album sessions and the last film I will show until the album is officially out in possibly in late 2013.I would like to thank everyone who has been following along with the creating process of the record.The idea in sharing the process of creating was to get some of you thinking,examining, and collecting data in your brains before the album showed up in its completed form so you can see how things take shape. Also to plant some seeds in your brains of course :) So thanks for being attentive I truly appreciate your time and focus. However, the first thing I will release from these creating/idea sessions will be the fiction book which is coming out in spring, so stay tuned for another official announcement for that as well. But for now I would like to shift your focus to the new film "The Prominent Underfront Nearway". Thank you all so much again for following and thank you for taking a closer look at out our world and lives with me. I hope you all stick around to see the project in its final form.
*You can watch the new film right here on the front page or click the picture to go to the project page to view it.*
Special Book Announcement!
While in the process of creating the next full length album some of the ideas for the album gave me another idea for a book. So I wrote a short literature/ fiction book. The book is titled "The Nebulous Switch And The Floating,Standing Man" a graph fiction story. The book also has specially composed music that goes with the story and theme of the book.There will also be something else very special that comes with the book which all will be announced soon. The book pack will be available here at this site exclusively this coming Spring with the reopening of the channel in channel out store. **Get a sample of a excerpt from the book and music sample** here or click the picture below
The Channel in Channel out Shop will be reopening with some new handmade goodies Stay Tuned!
The Channel in Channel out Shop will be reopening with new handmade goodies and such from Marcus Cotten, and also there will be a special edition release to bring in the new shop. "Stay Tuned" for some new fun things.
See The Bright Right Now,See The Exploration
New music and short film/visual from the globe as a graph album project.Click the picture below to go to project page to watch the film part 1 and part2**
(see the film "I Declare A State Of Connectivity for Part 1")
Keep Up With The Graph
Follow along with the developement of the new album project "The Globe As A Graph". There has been few tidbits from the new project previewing here on this site from time to time.If you would like to keep up with it you can do that here : (just click the picture) Thank you Kindly
Flip On The Fluctuating Class
"Flip on the fluctuating class" is a new short film from the globe as a graph album project. This short film uses natural sounds from familiar things in our everyday lives that play a part in making the world tick. The short film is also a quick view of our constantly moving world zoomed out from marcus's perspective. (Just click the picture below to go to project page to watch film.)
A Introduction to the
Here is a place where you can find a introduction to the new album project"The Globe As A Graph" as well updates and progress on the album project. Go here
A very kind review of the author and the narrator album from EtherReal Magazine
We are very thankful for the kind words EtherReal Magazine from France recently wrote about The Author And The Narrator record. It is really cool EtherReal magazine took the time to write about the project and share such kind words.We appreciate their support .
EtherReal Magazine article :http://www.etherreal.com/spip.php?article4285
Channel in Channel out gets a 2nd nomination for another Qwartz Music Award
Channel in Channel out aka marcus cotten is nominated for another Qwartz electronic Music And New Media Award,this time in the category for best experimentation for his album "The Author And The Narrator".You can now go listen to the full albums nominated and vote for the nominated albums online.We would love to be one of the lucky ones to take the award and prize home for either categorie so go by and vote for channel in channel out in either categories marcus is nominated
(*also see the post below*).
There is a link below where you can vote for the nominated albums for the experimentation categorie.voting ends for this category February 15th
Channel in Channel out nominated for a Qwartz Music Award
Channel in Channel out aka Marcus Cotten is nominated for a Qwartz Electronic Music And New Media Award in the category of "best track" forthe song "calculate the surveillance".The jury listened to 3,247 selected tracks blind folded before deciding on the nominated tracks.The offical ceremony will take place on March 29,2012 at the prestigious parisian venue the 104 centquatre in Paris,France.
You now can vote for the nominated artists online,voting ends february7th.If you would like to vote for Marcus Cotten to win the prize and award then you can do that here at the link: http://qwartz.fr/2012/01/02/qwartz-8-titretrack-cat/all you have to do to vote is find "Calculate The Surveillance by Channel in Channel out" select the track and scroll down where it says vote and you have done it :) We sure would like to take home that award so don't forget to vote.
click the picture to go vote
On The Radio World Wide
The year 2011 has been good.I am happy to announce that every song from my new album "The Author And The Narrator" at some point has been played on a radio station, since may 2011 to the present.I would also like to say thank you to all the radio stations and dj's who have shown their support for the album and shared my music with new people across the world.I also would like to say thank you to everyone who has shown their support in anyway for the album and my project channel in channel out i truly greatly greatly appreciate it...
Today May 24,
The Author And The Narrator Album is now Out!!in the U.S.A.
The Author And The Narrator Album is now available in the U.S.A and worldwide.The New album can be found in a record store near you and the album is also available from a variety of shops online.The Vinyl version of the album comes with a free mp3s download voucher for the album and also a small surprise, and the CD version comes witha full color booklet with more artwork.Mp3 version is available from your usual places like itunes ,amazon,emusic and many more...Here area couple of cool places to pick up the album in the U.S.below
and there are many more.Check previous post below for other cool places in Europe where you can purchase the album...Thankyou all for your support it is very exciting day for me and i am very thankful and greatful to have this album finally out i hope you all enjoythe album.
De:Bug Magazine from Germany Features Channel In Channel Out And The New Album
The Author And The Narrator album and the short films/videos created with the album were featured by De:Bug Magazine.I am very greatful and thankful they took the time to share my New Album and my My Project with new people.The feature is in German so if you speak english or other you can use google translate to tranlate the text to your language..You can check out the feature here http://de-bug.de/musik/7860.htmlStay tuned to May 24 The Album Releases in The U.S.A.
Today May 6"The Author And The Narrator"album is Out in Europe!
The album comes in Vinyl,Cd,and Mp3..The vinyl edition of the album comes with a download voucher and a small surprise..The album is available at a variety of record stores in europe and a variety of online shops...The album comes out in the USA on May 24...here are acouple of cool places below where you can purchase the album :
Anostfor Vinyl LP,CD only
Boomkatfor Vinyl LP,CD,and Mp3
zero-inchfor mp3 download only
Discogs for Vinyl LPversion only
Cyclic Defrost Magazine Reviews The New Album
"The Author And The Narrator"
Cyclic Defrost Magazine reviews "The Author And The Narrator" (COMING REALLY SOON!) You can pre-order the album at Borders,Barnes & Noble and Best Buy for my U.S fans to name a couple ...I am truly appreciative and greatful today for the kind review journalist Oliver Lang wrote about the record. Reviews always make me a little nervous so i am glad he went easy on me:)...You can read the article here :cyclic defrost review
So May 24,2011 is the official album release date.On May 24 the album will be available in record stores near you.May 6,the album will be available for purchase at selected stores.
The Author And The Narrator album will be available worldwide on Vinyl,CD, and mp3...A list of cool places where you can purchase the album will follow soon.
The Author And The Narrator full length album will be released in May on Karaoke kalk records.The Album will be released on Vinyl,CD,and mp3 so go out and grab a record player if you don't have one...
Channel in Channel out signs with Karaoke Kalk Records
I am happy to announce i have signed with Karaoke Kalk Records from germany.Karaoke kalk is known for releasing wonderful music projects since 1997. Karaoke kalk will release"The Author And The Narrator" full length album in 2011.More info and a release date of the new full length album coming soon..
San Diego Entertainer reviews channel in channel out
San Diego Entertainer Magazine reviewed Channel in Channel out music and the author and the narrator hand crafted special edition ep from channel in channel out:) I am grateful and thankful journalist mary leary took the time to check out my project and write about it .If you would like to check out the feature/review you can do so below my feature is right below The Beatles Christmas video ...hope you enjoy the review happy holidays.
Invalid Entry And The Enchanting Word video Featured in Monocromo Art Magazine
Monocromo Art Magazine selected the video "Invalid Entry And The Enchanting Word"by channel in channel out to feature in their monocromo 11 issue of their magazine...if you would like to check out Monocromo and the other videos selected for the issue of the magazine just click the picture
Channel In Channel Out Featured And Interviewed In Fault Magazine
Music,Art,Style Magazine from london Fault Magazine features and interviews Marcus Cotten about his project "Channel In Channel Out"and much much more....check out the online feature and interview here just click the picture
marcus also will be featured in issue 11 of fault printed magazine.