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 COLD NIGHT IN MOSCOW Classical Mar 6, 2018 318
A FIST FULL OF PENNIES the video Music Videos Jul 15, 2017 667
A FIST FULL OF PENNIES Classical Jul 10, 2017 355
1917: the video Music Videos May 8, 2017 887
1917 Classical Apr 29, 2017 698
THE WIND AT OUR BACK: video Music Videos Dec 18, 2016 794
THE WIND AT OUR BACK Classical Nov 26, 2016 553
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK: the video Music Videos May 27, 2016 836
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK Classical May 15, 2016 726
SLEEPLESS IN MOROCCO Classical May 5, 2016 438
Treat Your Horse Well Music Videos Nov 16, 2015 689
THE PECOS Classical Nov 14, 2015 468
THE PASSING SUN: the video Music Videos Oct 18, 2015 700
THE PASSING SUN Classical Oct 4, 2015 498
FINNEGAN'S DREAM Classical Aug 16, 2015 602
MR PURCELL IS HERE: the video Music Videos Jul 25, 2015 735
MR. PURCELL IS HERE Classical Jul 19, 2015 392
Strange Bedfellows Music Videos May 5, 2015 607
NEVER GOING BACK Classical Apr 30, 2015 615
THE BEND Classical Apr 5, 2015 566
NASA SPACE CHALLENGE: STEPS Classical Feb 27, 2015 596
WE HAVE MET BEFORE — the video Music Videos Jan 13, 2015 818
WE HAVE MET BEFORE Classical Jan 3, 2015 740
SORROWFUL SUN: the video Music Videos Nov 27, 2014 805
PROPENSITY Classical Oct 4, 2014 756
KNOW TIME Classical Sep 1, 2014 514
WHAT HAVE I DONE Classical Jul 29, 2014 535
NiKOS (the video) Music Videos Jul 22, 2014 876
NIKOS Classical Jul 21, 2014 576
A MORNING RIDE (the video) Music Videos Jul 3, 2014 837
A MORNING RIDE Classical Jun 21, 2014 750
THE WELL Classical Apr 14, 2014 695
CAPTAIN MIZUKI: the video Music Videos Nov 23, 2013 731
CAPTAIN MIZUKI Classical Nov 8, 2013 857
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE: Video Music Videos Oct 6, 2013 916
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE Classical Sep 21, 2013 1064
THE DECIDERS Classical Aug 3, 2013 845
NOTHING IS FOREVER Classical Jul 15, 2013 627
WEST OF KHARTOUM: the video Music Videos Jul 9, 2013 972
WEST OF KHARTOUM (take 2) Classical Jun 23, 2013 714
RADIANT FLESH Classical May 12, 2013 643
VALDEZ Classical Apr 19, 2013 452
THE KING'S MEN Classical Mar 17, 2013 855
LINCOLN: the video Music Videos Jan 23, 2013 833
LINCOLN Classical Jan 21, 2013 748
TWO: the video Music Videos Dec 29, 2012 889
TWO Classical Dec 27, 2012 554
LIFE Classical Dec 19, 2012 807
SUN CHASER: the video Music Videos Nov 4, 2012 942
SUN CHASER Classical Oct 21, 2012 703
DANCE OF THE CLOWNS - the video Music Videos Aug 5, 2012 937
Dance of the Clowns Classical Jul 28, 2012 947
MIGRATION - take 2 Classical Jul 7, 2012 678
Migration Classical Jun 27, 2012 768
A Quiet Town Classical Jun 9, 2012 932
Just a Man Classical May 23, 2012 834
A Different Moon Classical Apr 29, 2012 694
Kismet Has Arisen Classical Apr 8, 2012 553
Keltic Heart Classical Mar 17, 2012 1939
Simple Pleasures: Take 2 Classical Feb 20, 2012 929
The Plow Classical Feb 7, 2012 874
OuterWorlds: THE LAST DAY Classical Nov 26, 2011 955
OUTERWORLDS Classical Nov 10, 2011 1038
Sorrowful Sun Classical Oct 2, 2011 947
Risk Classical Sep 17, 2011 698
The Sweet Land Classical Jul 28, 2011 902
VALHALLA (the video) Music Videos Jul 15, 2011 825
Valhalla Classical Jul 4, 2011 659
Remembering John Classical Mar 27, 2011 727
Wichita Classical Mar 5, 2011 670
A Little Dance Classical Feb 26, 2011 730
The Surge Classical Jan 1, 2011 819
Celebration Classical Dec 26, 2010 681
Music for Golf Promo Classical Oct 24, 2010 1310
Spilt Milk Classical Sep 29, 2010 857
Coming Home Classical Jul 18, 2010 775
He Stands Alone Classical Jul 5, 2010 1090
A Small Request Classical Jun 25, 2010 1029
The Fence Classical Mar 28, 2010 1204
Sarah's Song Classical Mar 12, 2010 1097
Dodging Boulders on a Dark Highway Classical Jan 31, 2010 940
Marathon Classical Jan 12, 2010 1357
South of the Border Classical Dec 27, 2009 877
The Orientalist Classical Dec 6, 2009 989
A Beautiful Day Classical Nov 28, 2009 1020
Variations on a Thin Red Line Music Videos Oct 13, 2009 1353
The Orion Express Classical Oct 10, 2009 1163
The Lion's Den Classical Sep 28, 2009 1128
The Silk Purse Classical Sep 2, 2009 1060
An Open Door Classical Aug 29, 2009 921
Gabriel's Triumph Classical Jul 2, 2009 908
Tightrope (with sax) Classical Jun 15, 2009 931
Shiloh (Rev1) Classical Mar 12, 2009 1181
Shiloh Classical Mar 11, 2009 1081
Sayonara Classical Feb 8, 2009 1170
Thanatos Classical Feb 2, 2009 1228
Constructing Heaven Classical Jan 25, 2009 1082
Magnolia Classical Jan 21, 2009 1165
Lenny Classical Jan 10, 2009 1043
Fandango Classical Jan 2, 2009 1139
Leonardo Classical Jan 1, 2009 845
Shaker Classical Dec 20, 2008 932
Return Classical Nov 29, 2008 958
FALLING - Part 2 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1133
FALLING - Part 3 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1970
FALLING - Part 1 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1354
FALLING - Part 4 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1067
Prairie (the movie) Music Videos Sep 19, 2008 1193
The Territories Classical Aug 30, 2008 1451
Ancient Games Classical Aug 17, 2008 1388
Train to Nagasaki Classical Aug 12, 2008 1307
Flight over Baghdad (the video) Music Videos May 26, 2008 2267
Prairie Classical May 13, 2008 1414
Prelude to a Death Classical May 5, 2008 2271
Snake Eyes Classical Apr 30, 2008 1498
Jamie's Gone Classical Mar 31, 2008 1354
Sabastian's Commin Classical Mar 25, 2008 1329
Erin's Cove Classical Nov 22, 2007 1251
Collected Spirits - part 3 Music Videos Sep 29, 2007 1250
Miracles Classical Sep 4, 2007 1578
Gift for an Assyrian King Classical Aug 4, 2007 1423
Tightrope Classical Jun 24, 2007 1261
Child of the West Classical May 12, 2007 1228
Flight Over Baghdad Classical Apr 30, 2007 1366
Collected Spirits - part 2 Music Videos Apr 1, 2007 1562
Collected Spirits - part 1 Music Videos Mar 27, 2007 1853
Why Can't I? New Age Feb 4, 2007 1677
The Story of Red Skies -Collaboration Collab Spoken Word Jan 28, 2007 2298
Derungs: 21 Century Renaissance Man Music Videos Jan 21, 2007 1578
Cold Dreams Electronica Jan 17, 2007 1521
Red Skies Classical Jan 13, 2007 1190
The Earth Trembles Classical Jan 4, 2007 1370
Serengeti Classical Dec 29, 2006 1609
Damascus Classical Dec 18, 2006 1347
A Great Bird Flew Beside Me Classical Dec 13, 2006 1259
Legionnaire's Promise Classical Nov 26, 2006 1562
Island of War New Age Nov 12, 2006 1297
Little Fugue #1 Classical Oct 14, 2006 1288
Walden Mists Classical Oct 7, 2006 1238
Business Classical Sep 30, 2006 1222
The Man from Cornish Classical Sep 21, 2006 1317
Lilly's Dance Classical Sep 6, 2006 1688
Cain Classical Aug 29, 2006 1434
Fallen Classical Aug 24, 2006 1589
We Welcome Him Classical Aug 19, 2006 1643

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