Biography

Since I was a teenager I've been making short films. I always loved making them but there was something very special about taking the footage into a quiet editing room then placing one shot against another. That's when the magic really happened. And most magical of all was when I would bring MUSIC into these films. Instantly I could see what a powerful effect music had. Though I always had an excellent feel using it in my films for many reasons it would be years before I would compose and bring my own music into them. But when I did it was as if a door was flung open and wondrous, eclectic, powerful music stormed in.

I've always loved Classical and Classic film scores and my music reflects that but I have far ranging tastes including Glass, Vangelis, Bach, Gabriel, Jenkins, etc. "Lost Islands on an Imagined Sea" is my first album. I's filled with what I'd call short and hopefully captivating works taking the listener to distant times and lands.

Finished my latest album "CHILD OF THE WEST". I know it's by far my best work. Check it out at CDBABY.COM http://cdbaby.com/cd/mazarakes3

Also there are my two previous albums that also if I do say are quite good
"SONGS FROM A STONE" http://cdbaby.com/cd/mazarakes2
and
LOST ISLANDS ON AN IMAGINED SEA "
http://cdbaby.com/cd/mazarakes

JUST PUT UP A WEBSITE, come visit me at: http://www.charlesmazarakes.com

Composer Dr. Madelyn Byrne has featured my music at the "Electro-Acoustic Music Experience" at Palomar College and recently my music was beautifully choreographed to by Faith Jensen-Ismay, Artistic Director of the Mojalet Dance Collective.

Composer Dr. Madelyn Byrne has featured my music at the "Electro-Acoustic Music Experience" at Palomar College and recently my music was beautifully choreographed to by Faith Jensen-Ismay, Artistic Director of the Mojalet Dance Collective.
A video of the dance was made. The first 2 parts have been uploaded to icompositions.com.

Check it out to see some wonderful young dancers and some pretty fine music.

Part 1 of Collected Spirits:
http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=59405

Part 2 of Collected Spirits:
http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=59860

ENJOY!


Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
A FIST FULL OF PENNIES the video Music Videos Jul 15, 2017 211
A FIST FULL OF PENNIES Classical Jul 10, 2017 100
1917: the video Music Videos May 8, 2017 446
1917 Classical Apr 29, 2017 384
THE WIND AT OUR BACK: video Music Videos Dec 18, 2016 400
THE WIND AT OUR BACK Classical Nov 26, 2016 378
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK: the video Music Videos May 27, 2016 473
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK Classical May 15, 2016 494
SLEEPLESS IN MOROCCO Classical May 5, 2016 356
Treat Your Horse Well Music Videos Nov 16, 2015 369
THE PECOS Classical Nov 14, 2015 408
THE PASSING SUN: the video Music Videos Oct 18, 2015 399
THE PASSING SUN Classical Oct 4, 2015 343
FINNEGAN'S DREAM Classical Aug 16, 2015 417
MR PURCELL IS HERE: the video Music Videos Jul 25, 2015 479
MR. PURCELL IS HERE Classical Jul 19, 2015 350
Strange Bedfellows Music Videos May 5, 2015 393
NEVER GOING BACK Classical Apr 30, 2015 545
THE BEND Classical Apr 5, 2015 410
NASA SPACE CHALLENGE: STEPS Classical Feb 27, 2015 438
WE HAVE MET BEFORE — the video Music Videos Jan 13, 2015 623
WE HAVE MET BEFORE Classical Jan 3, 2015 576
SORROWFUL SUN: the video Music Videos Nov 27, 2014 613
PROPENSITY Classical Oct 4, 2014 586
KNOW TIME Classical Sep 1, 2014 370
WHAT HAVE I DONE Classical Jul 29, 2014 370
NiKOS (the video) Music Videos Jul 22, 2014 724
NIKOS Classical Jul 21, 2014 402
A MORNING RIDE (the video) Music Videos Jul 3, 2014 669
A MORNING RIDE Classical Jun 21, 2014 589
THE WELL Classical Apr 14, 2014 547
CAPTAIN MIZUKI: the video Music Videos Nov 23, 2013 570
CAPTAIN MIZUKI Classical Nov 8, 2013 678
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE: Video Music Videos Oct 6, 2013 765
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE Classical Sep 21, 2013 856
THE DECIDERS Classical Aug 3, 2013 636
NOTHING IS FOREVER Classical Jul 15, 2013 457
WEST OF KHARTOUM: the video Music Videos Jul 9, 2013 744
WEST OF KHARTOUM (take 2) Classical Jun 23, 2013 556
RADIANT FLESH Classical May 12, 2013 471
VALDEZ Classical Apr 19, 2013 405
THE KING'S MEN Classical Mar 17, 2013 681
LINCOLN: the video Music Videos Jan 23, 2013 670
LINCOLN Classical Jan 21, 2013 659
TWO: the video Music Videos Dec 29, 2012 717
TWO Classical Dec 27, 2012 416
LIFE Classical Dec 19, 2012 631
SUN CHASER: the video Music Videos Nov 4, 2012 731
SUN CHASER Classical Oct 21, 2012 535
DANCE OF THE CLOWNS - the video Music Videos Aug 5, 2012 789
Dance of the Clowns Classical Jul 28, 2012 755
MIGRATION - take 2 Classical Jul 7, 2012 512
Migration Classical Jun 27, 2012 593
A Quiet Town Classical Jun 9, 2012 766
Just a Man Classical May 23, 2012 669
A Different Moon Classical Apr 29, 2012 507
Kismet Has Arisen Classical Apr 8, 2012 393
Keltic Heart Classical Mar 17, 2012 1759
Simple Pleasures: Take 2 Classical Feb 20, 2012 780
The Plow Classical Feb 7, 2012 708
OuterWorlds: THE LAST DAY Classical Nov 26, 2011 813
OUTERWORLDS Classical Nov 10, 2011 870
Sorrowful Sun Classical Oct 2, 2011 753
Risk Classical Sep 17, 2011 548
The Sweet Land Classical Jul 28, 2011 712
VALHALLA (the video) Music Videos Jul 15, 2011 682
Valhalla Classical Jul 4, 2011 511
Remembering John Classical Mar 27, 2011 575
Wichita Classical Mar 5, 2011 528
A Little Dance Classical Feb 26, 2011 582
The Surge Classical Jan 1, 2011 676
Celebration Classical Dec 26, 2010 542
Music for Golf Promo Classical Oct 24, 2010 1169
Spilt Milk Classical Sep 29, 2010 701
Coming Home Classical Jul 18, 2010 727
He Stands Alone Classical Jul 5, 2010 913
A Small Request Classical Jun 25, 2010 891
The Fence Classical Mar 28, 2010 1031
Sarah's Song Classical Mar 12, 2010 933
Dodging Boulders on a Dark Highway Classical Jan 31, 2010 799
Marathon Classical Jan 12, 2010 1248
South of the Border Classical Dec 27, 2009 743
The Orientalist Classical Dec 6, 2009 840
A Beautiful Day Classical Nov 28, 2009 879
Variations on a Thin Red Line Music Videos Oct 13, 2009 1173
The Orion Express Classical Oct 10, 2009 1008
The Lion's Den Classical Sep 28, 2009 990
The Silk Purse Classical Sep 2, 2009 894
An Open Door Classical Aug 29, 2009 772
Gabriel's Triumph Classical Jul 2, 2009 760
Tightrope (with sax) Classical Jun 15, 2009 799
Shiloh (Rev1) Classical Mar 12, 2009 1029
Shiloh Classical Mar 11, 2009 931
Sayonara Classical Feb 8, 2009 1004
Thanatos Classical Feb 2, 2009 1075
Constructing Heaven Classical Jan 25, 2009 935
Magnolia Classical Jan 21, 2009 974
Lenny Classical Jan 10, 2009 892
Fandango Classical Jan 2, 2009 991
Leonardo Classical Jan 1, 2009 705
Shaker Classical Dec 20, 2008 780
Return Classical Nov 29, 2008 805
FALLING - Part 2 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 995
FALLING - Part 3 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1696
FALLING - Part 1 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1187
FALLING - Part 4 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 917
Prairie (the movie) Music Videos Sep 19, 2008 1036
The Territories Classical Aug 30, 2008 1249
Ancient Games Classical Aug 17, 2008 1218
Train to Nagasaki Classical Aug 12, 2008 1149
Flight over Baghdad (the video) Music Videos May 26, 2008 2079
Prairie Classical May 13, 2008 1238
Prelude to a Death Classical May 5, 2008 2116
Snake Eyes Classical Apr 30, 2008 1332
Jamie's Gone Classical Mar 31, 2008 1212
Sabastian's Commin Classical Mar 25, 2008 1158
Erin's Cove Classical Nov 22, 2007 1048
Collected Spirits - part 3 Music Videos Sep 29, 2007 1111
Miracles Classical Sep 4, 2007 1370
Gift for an Assyrian King Classical Aug 4, 2007 1229
Tightrope Classical Jun 24, 2007 1049
Child of the West Classical May 12, 2007 1050
Flight Over Baghdad Classical Apr 30, 2007 1186
Collected Spirits - part 2 Music Videos Apr 1, 2007 1414
Collected Spirits - part 1 Music Videos Mar 27, 2007 1609
Why Can't I? New Age Feb 4, 2007 1490
The Story of Red Skies -Collaboration Collab Spoken Word Jan 28, 2007 1976
Derungs: 21 Century Renaissance Man Music Videos Jan 21, 2007 1433
Cold Dreams Electronica Jan 17, 2007 1361
Red Skies Classical Jan 13, 2007 1006
The Earth Trembles Classical Jan 4, 2007 1217
Serengeti Classical Dec 29, 2006 1403
Damascus Classical Dec 18, 2006 1200
A Great Bird Flew Beside Me Classical Dec 13, 2006 1083
Legionnaire's Promise Classical Nov 26, 2006 1402
Island of War New Age Nov 12, 2006 1134
Little Fugue #1 Classical Oct 14, 2006 1153
Walden Mists Classical Oct 7, 2006 1094
Business Classical Sep 30, 2006 1075
The Man from Cornish Classical Sep 21, 2006 1109
Lilly's Dance Classical Sep 6, 2006 1524
Cain Classical Aug 29, 2006 1281
Fallen Classical Aug 24, 2006 1448
We Welcome Him Classical Aug 19, 2006 1474

Favorites

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La Dame Blanche LaFayette Other 357
KEEP ON ROLLIN' KCsGROOVE Rock 338
The Grass is Greener [Reggae Rock] pharmakeus [+1] Rock 284
Lhassa suite Narananda World 308
Opéra sauvage Narananda New Age 260
Journey to Saturn Narananda Ambient 224
Symphony in A minor - Movement 2 thsantac Classical 555
Sea Bride Narananda Classical 236
The sea is rising Narananda Ambient 487
Mr T. and Climate LaFayette Other 750
Bloated Orange Herbivore pharmakeus Rock 407
EMOJI Gadzooks Alternative 391
Barcarolle soulima Classical 346
A Kiss of Ice Gadzooks Alternative 339
The coming breath Narananda Alternative 290
Incantations videoscore New Age 471
The Tournament Narananda Classical 333
Remember falconep Other 317
Coliseo Morris Rock 397
Shadows to the light SebastienGabriel Pop 1196
The Celestine Prophecy Narananda New Age 1266
Piano Quintet (Mov't Three) - Variations soulima Classical 435
Unremarkable pharmakeus [+2] Country 510
Glimmers Of Light suite Narananda Music Videos 435
Old Friends KennethLavrsen Pop 684
Inhaler Zzyzxx Funk 296
Take Me In Your Arms Narananda Inspirational 343
RELAX Morris Rock 493
African Party KennethLavrsen World 696
Interstellar Whale Calls Narananda New Age 359
Dance At Twilight (MP) becwil Jazz 694
Clap Clap Clap maestrodog Rock 772
Blue Monday ffej55 Jazz 652
Out Of Space Narananda Ambient 331
My universe Morris [+1] Rock 441
Sarah Was Heather maestrodog Pop 542
A Million Away Narananda Ambient 304
The Miracle of Space and Time (Ennead #8) mfwmiles Alternative 1647
Qué de donde Vengo? Morris World 467
Serenade CCL Narananda Classical 300
Welcome to Paradise II Narananda Ambient 352
Meerschaum Narananda Alternative 335
Atomic Train II Narananda Electronica 430
Who's behind that door ? LaFayette Rock 877
ANOTHER DAY (#) KCsGROOVE Rock 530
Paris KennethLavrsen Pop 959
With Harald LaFayette [+1] Other 698
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