More of Marcus's Paintings Can Be Found On Instagram, to see paintings and visual art post by Marcus Cotten go here : Instagram Channel in Channel out
"An Annual Liberation More Or Less" a visual cogitation about summertime. Music, Narration, Film by Marcus Cotten
Thank you everyone for visiting. This site is the official home website of musician/visual artist "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: (some fun things to check out)
"The Globe As A Graph Project Page"
To watch all film trailers for The Globe As A Graph
( click the picture below)
Sound Focus Featured Tracks (click picture below) NEW POST!
Marcus's visual journal of some things he creates as the days go on. New!
"The Author And The Narrator album"
Thank you to all fans and friends who helped make this album be a success:) Also A big Thank you to Karaoke Kalk who released this album to the World. You can get the album in Vinyl, Cd, and Mp3 if you don't have it. You can get full release info here : "The Author And The Narrator" or click the picture. Make sure to go legit music sites to purchase the record.
"Planters, Stashers, Recipients" Short Film
Planters, Stashers, Recipients is a short music and film project which originally premiered with P&M magazine from New York. For the premiere of the short film Marcus did an interview with journalist Gina Tron. The film is about 9minutes long with instrumental music composed by Marcus using piano, electric piano, and manipulated transistor radio sounds. (click the picture to screen the full version of the film with the interview/feature on this site. )
(a film/video still from the short film planters,stashers,recipients)
"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*.
(a film/video still from the short film invalid entry and the enchanting word) from "The Author And The Narrator" album
New Music Compositions, And Paintings On Kindred Themes Part 3 listen here
Hello Again Everyone,
As promised here is Part 3 in a series of music and paintings post on kindred themes. If you missed the first 2 post you can find them in the film/video section of this website. This next post has 2 pieces of music, and 2 paintings contained in it. The music was composed for Viola and Piano on the themes of Architecture, Construction, Humanity, And Nature...Thank You very much to everyone who has followed along with the music and paintings post, this will be the last one for awhile; I truly hope you enjoy this post...I appreciate you all. You can listen right here on the front page.
Here Are The Titles:
1rst movement "Elements Of A Complex, Structural Celerity" (viola piano)
2nd movement "The Modern Establishment Is Not Only Governed By Time, It Is Also Determined By Time" (3 violas piano)
-For those who are most familiar with music compositiions of mine that are more indierock/experimental pop, this music is quite different from that music to be clear. Firstly, this music is instrumental music mostly, meaning no singing, and it is stylistically closest to modern classical music; abstract modern classical music to be acute...So it will be a new listening journey for those who have been with me for awhile. I put my heart, mind, and soul into this music though just like the others :).. Although it is a different style of music then you are use to hearing from me and probably a more challenging style of music from me; I still hope you enjoy it, this music is another side of what I do and love...Asking people to be open minded can be alot to ask, so thank you very very much for listening. And thanks for having an open mind and open ears-----> (o_o)
You listen to all the music from this series of post in the film/video section, just look for the videos with paintings on them.
Go Here To See And Listen : Film/Video
New Music, And A Painting On Kindred Themes Part 2
I hope all is well with you all today. I wanted to follow up my last post, and share some more music and paintings that are created to the themes of Architecture, Construction, Humanity, And Nature. Firstly, if you missed the previous music and painting I posted "A Constituent Of A", you can find the painting with the piece of music in the film/video section of this site. Use the navigation bar to to get up there.
The piece I am sharing next with you is titled "The Aggregate Of Surrounding Conditions. Environment". It is a piece for solo Viola. The somewhat melodius and agitated Viola is performed by me :)..I hope you all enjoy the piece and I wish you all a wonderful wonderful week. You can hear the piece right here on the front page of this site. Stay tuned for Part 3 which I will probably share within this month.
New Music, And A Painting On Kindred Themes Part 1
Dear Friends Of Channel In Channel Out,
I hope you are all well today. I just wanted to take a moment and share with you all some new creations; some new music, and a painting . The piece of music I want to share is titled "A Constituent Of A Music For Viola, Piano, And Flute On The Themes Of Architecture, Construction, Humanity, And Nature" . The painting also is based on these same themes, and they belong to a series of paintings on the themes listed above. I am also in production on a film project titled "A Constituent Of A" which is based on the same themes as well. As you might guess the music, the paintings, and the film all influenced one another. The music and the painting are both abstract in style, but maybe they both might ignite some thoughts and postulations on these subjects when you take them in, or at least I hope they weill.
Anyhow I truly hope you all enjoy this piece of music, and I hope you all enjoy the painting as well. Stay tuned for more compositions based on the themes of Architecture, Construction, Humanity, and Nature; film, music, and painting.
You can Listen to the music right here on the front page, just click on the painting.
Much Love To You All And Have A Wonderful Spring,
Here is the place where I share my latest painting as I make them. Also A big thank you to everyone who has come by and checked them out so far. Thank you for your kind words
I share them here : Blog
Watch A New Special Film Here On This Site
Since Some of you missed the last film showing at the Portland Art Museum, I thought I would share a new film right here on this site; for those who didn't get a chance to come see the film. And also just to do something fun on this website for those who are always stopping by and visiting.
The film is titled "AN ANNUAL LIBERATION MORE OR LESS". I shot this film over the days, and I wondered if I would actually ever get around to actually finishing it or sharing it. Now that it is completed, I would like to share it with you all. The film is about 40 minutes long, somewhere in between a short film and full length feature:). The film is sort of a cogitation about summer and memory more or less :). The film is also maybe me/the narrator of the film thinking out loud, or thinking in images rather. It is part of of a series of films of mine called "The Excogitation Series", and The Globe As A Graph was also a part of that series as well. But I won't describe the film to you too much, because watching it would probably be a better way to describe the film to you.
For this film I created the images & dialogue, and I also composed the music. Anyhow I truly hope you enjoy it - Marcus
Go here to watch film : An Annual Liberation More Or Less
You also can watch the film right here on the front page.
Hear New Music
From The Forthcoming Album
"Presumably, Of Course"
Below is a place where you can listen to new music from the forthcoming album titled "Presumably, Of Course" by Marcus Cotten aka Channel in Channel out. Click the photo below to go there.
The Globe As A Graph & The Observations
If you would like to know more about The Globe As A Graph film, there are some new insights about the film posted here on this site; written by the Director Marcus Cotten. Just go to the globe as a graph project page. Go here : The Globe As A Graph or just click the picture below.
Thanks Portland For A Nice Premiere For
"The Globe As A Graph"
A Big Thank You to the NW Film Center for presenting "The Globe As A Graph", and a Big Thank You to everyone who came :). It was an awesome way for me to launch my efforts in bringing this project to public audiences :). I hope to be able to share this project with more audiences across the world. This was a good expierience for me :). So thank you all!
The Portland Art Museum's
"Northwest Tracking" film series will feature "THE GLOBE AS A GRAPH" film on Wednesday March 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Presented by the
The Globe As A Graph Film Screening Info at the link below, you can order your tickets now:
Presented by the "Northwest Film Center", "Northwest Tracking" film series will be showing "The Globe As A Graph" in it's entirety on Wednesday March 11, 2015. The Film will be shown at "Whitsell Auditorium" which is located inside the "Portland Art Museum". So stay tuned for The Globe As A Graph in 2015, and stay tuned for more info on this showing.
A Special Musical Interruption
"A Dive For Integral Circulars"(for clarinet, cello, and various winds)
For this months newsletter, I thought I would share some of my other musical adventures that have been going on as the days go by. This music is a bit different then the music on The Globe As A Graph or The Author And The Narrator, but it is no less important. It may be a long while before I get to release any of it, so I thought I might share some of it. The cellos in this piece are performed by Ashley Peck, and the Clarinet and other winds are performed by me Marcus Cotten. I wrote this music to go with some studies of mine I have done over time. Anyhow you can hear it, and read more about it in depth below : just click the picture below..When you get there, there will also be some words I wrote for "Qwartz" Music Awards around the time of my nominations about my musical journey and such thus far.
"Fink Magazine" Features Channel in Channel out and the new project The Globe As A Graph"
Today the new "channel in channel out" project "The Globe As A Graph" is featured by creative culture magazine "Fink Magazine" from the East Coast of USA. The lovely Fink Magazine said such kind words about The Globe As A Graph, and it is very nice that Fink took the time to write about the project today. You can check out the feature and the rest of their beautifully curated magazine here : Fink Magazine
Message To Fans
Big thank you to everyone who has showed their excitement for the sneak peeks!Big thank you for writing your feedback here to the site :) We will provide info as we get it, so stay tuned for "The Official Offical trailer" for "THE GLOBE AS A GRAPH" Thanks Again For The Support!
Thank you To All Who Picked Up A Copy Of The Limited Edtion Book
"The Nebulous Switch And The floating, Standing Man" They Are All Sold Out! (The books will return at later date)
*click picture below to go to book sample page*
For More Press News Go To "The Happenings" Portion of this site.