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 593
A FIST FULL OF PENNIES Classical Jul 10, 2017 322
1917: the video Music Videos May 8, 2017 809
1917 Classical Apr 29, 2017 514
THE WIND AT OUR BACK: video Music Videos Dec 18, 2016 715
THE WIND AT OUR BACK Classical Nov 26, 2016 512
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK: the video Music Videos May 27, 2016 758
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK Classical May 15, 2016 678
SLEEPLESS IN MOROCCO Classical May 5, 2016 422
Treat Your Horse Well Music Videos Nov 16, 2015 624
THE PECOS Classical Nov 14, 2015 460
THE PASSING SUN: the video Music Videos Oct 18, 2015 633
THE PASSING SUN Classical Oct 4, 2015 462
FINNEGAN'S DREAM Classical Aug 16, 2015 561
MR PURCELL IS HERE: the video Music Videos Jul 25, 2015 701
MR. PURCELL IS HERE Classical Jul 19, 2015 386
Strange Bedfellows Music Videos May 5, 2015 571
NEVER GOING BACK Classical Apr 30, 2015 603
THE BEND Classical Apr 5, 2015 527
NASA SPACE CHALLENGE: STEPS Classical Feb 27, 2015 558
WE HAVE MET BEFORE — the video Music Videos Jan 13, 2015 773
WE HAVE MET BEFORE Classical Jan 3, 2015 697
SORROWFUL SUN: the video Music Videos Nov 27, 2014 765
PROPENSITY Classical Oct 4, 2014 716
KNOW TIME Classical Sep 1, 2014 481
WHAT HAVE I DONE Classical Jul 29, 2014 491
NiKOS (the video) Music Videos Jul 22, 2014 841
NIKOS Classical Jul 21, 2014 527
A MORNING RIDE (the video) Music Videos Jul 3, 2014 800
A MORNING RIDE Classical Jun 21, 2014 712
THE WELL Classical Apr 14, 2014 655
CAPTAIN MIZUKI: the video Music Videos Nov 23, 2013 696
CAPTAIN MIZUKI Classical Nov 8, 2013 818
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE: Video Music Videos Oct 6, 2013 882
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE Classical Sep 21, 2013 1014
THE DECIDERS Classical Aug 3, 2013 786
NOTHING IS FOREVER Classical Jul 15, 2013 586
WEST OF KHARTOUM: the video Music Videos Jul 9, 2013 928
WEST OF KHARTOUM (take 2) Classical Jun 23, 2013 677
RADIANT FLESH Classical May 12, 2013 597
VALDEZ Classical Apr 19, 2013 445
THE KING'S MEN Classical Mar 17, 2013 812
LINCOLN: the video Music Videos Jan 23, 2013 791
LINCOLN Classical Jan 21, 2013 723
TWO: the video Music Videos Dec 29, 2012 846
TWO Classical Dec 27, 2012 519
LIFE Classical Dec 19, 2012 763
SUN CHASER: the video Music Videos Nov 4, 2012 887
SUN CHASER Classical Oct 21, 2012 666
DANCE OF THE CLOWNS - the video Music Videos Aug 5, 2012 897
Dance of the Clowns Classical Jul 28, 2012 905
MIGRATION - take 2 Classical Jul 7, 2012 642
Migration Classical Jun 27, 2012 730
A Quiet Town Classical Jun 9, 2012 891
Just a Man Classical May 23, 2012 792
A Different Moon Classical Apr 29, 2012 647
Kismet Has Arisen Classical Apr 8, 2012 516
Keltic Heart Classical Mar 17, 2012 1898
Simple Pleasures: Take 2 Classical Feb 20, 2012 893
The Plow Classical Feb 7, 2012 829
OuterWorlds: THE LAST DAY Classical Nov 26, 2011 920
OUTERWORLDS Classical Nov 10, 2011 996
Sorrowful Sun Classical Oct 2, 2011 908
Risk Classical Sep 17, 2011 661
The Sweet Land Classical Jul 28, 2011 854
VALHALLA (the video) Music Videos Jul 15, 2011 791
Valhalla Classical Jul 4, 2011 623
Remembering John Classical Mar 27, 2011 690
Wichita Classical Mar 5, 2011 627
A Little Dance Classical Feb 26, 2011 695
The Surge Classical Jan 1, 2011 781
Celebration Classical Dec 26, 2010 647
Music for Golf Promo Classical Oct 24, 2010 1269
Spilt Milk Classical Sep 29, 2010 820
Coming Home Classical Jul 18, 2010 765
He Stands Alone Classical Jul 5, 2010 1047
A Small Request Classical Jun 25, 2010 994
The Fence Classical Mar 28, 2010 1163
Sarah's Song Classical Mar 12, 2010 1057
Dodging Boulders on a Dark Highway Classical Jan 31, 2010 904
Marathon Classical Jan 12, 2010 1341
South of the Border Classical Dec 27, 2009 844
The Orientalist Classical Dec 6, 2009 947
A Beautiful Day Classical Nov 28, 2009 987
Variations on a Thin Red Line Music Videos Oct 13, 2009 1308
The Orion Express Classical Oct 10, 2009 1127
The Lion's Den Classical Sep 28, 2009 1094
The Silk Purse Classical Sep 2, 2009 1025
An Open Door Classical Aug 29, 2009 886
Gabriel's Triumph Classical Jul 2, 2009 867
Tightrope (with sax) Classical Jun 15, 2009 899
Shiloh (Rev1) Classical Mar 12, 2009 1140
Shiloh Classical Mar 11, 2009 1047
Sayonara Classical Feb 8, 2009 1131
Thanatos Classical Feb 2, 2009 1189
Constructing Heaven Classical Jan 25, 2009 1048
Magnolia Classical Jan 21, 2009 1122
Lenny Classical Jan 10, 2009 1004
Fandango Classical Jan 2, 2009 1099
Leonardo Classical Jan 1, 2009 812
Shaker Classical Dec 20, 2008 892
Return Classical Nov 29, 2008 917
FALLING - Part 2 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1097
FALLING - Part 3 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1905
FALLING - Part 1 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1314
FALLING - Part 4 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1026
Prairie (the movie) Music Videos Sep 19, 2008 1154
The Territories Classical Aug 30, 2008 1403
Ancient Games Classical Aug 17, 2008 1345
Train to Nagasaki Classical Aug 12, 2008 1275
Flight over Baghdad (the video) Music Videos May 26, 2008 2206
Prairie Classical May 13, 2008 1359
Prelude to a Death Classical May 5, 2008 2231
Snake Eyes Classical Apr 30, 2008 1459
Jamie's Gone Classical Mar 31, 2008 1315
Sabastian's Commin Classical Mar 25, 2008 1283
Erin's Cove Classical Nov 22, 2007 1209
Collected Spirits - part 3 Music Videos Sep 29, 2007 1213
Miracles Classical Sep 4, 2007 1535
Gift for an Assyrian King Classical Aug 4, 2007 1372
Tightrope Classical Jun 24, 2007 1213
Child of the West Classical May 12, 2007 1179
Flight Over Baghdad Classical Apr 30, 2007 1326
Collected Spirits - part 2 Music Videos Apr 1, 2007 1528
Collected Spirits - part 1 Music Videos Mar 27, 2007 1792
Why Can't I? New Age Feb 4, 2007 1632
The Story of Red Skies -Collaboration Collab Spoken Word Jan 28, 2007 2207
Derungs: 21 Century Renaissance Man Music Videos Jan 21, 2007 1543
Cold Dreams Electronica Jan 17, 2007 1480
Red Skies Classical Jan 13, 2007 1152
The Earth Trembles Classical Jan 4, 2007 1337
Serengeti Classical Dec 29, 2006 1554
Damascus Classical Dec 18, 2006 1312
A Great Bird Flew Beside Me Classical Dec 13, 2006 1221
Legionnaire's Promise Classical Nov 26, 2006 1530
Island of War New Age Nov 12, 2006 1259
Little Fugue #1 Classical Oct 14, 2006 1256
Walden Mists Classical Oct 7, 2006 1204
Business Classical Sep 30, 2006 1186
The Man from Cornish Classical Sep 21, 2006 1269
Lilly's Dance Classical Sep 6, 2006 1647
Cain Classical Aug 29, 2006 1395
Fallen Classical Aug 24, 2006 1555
We Welcome Him Classical Aug 19, 2006 1600

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