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
THE WIND AT OUR BACK: video Music Videos Dec 18, 2016 327
THE WIND AT OUR BACK Classical Nov 26, 2016 302
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK: the video Music Videos May 27, 2016 361
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK Classical May 15, 2016 418
SLEEPLESS IN MOROCCO Classical May 5, 2016 315
Treat Your Horse Well Music Videos Nov 16, 2015 309
THE PECOS Classical Nov 14, 2015 366
THE PASSING SUN: the video Music Videos Oct 18, 2015 253
THE PASSING SUN Classical Oct 4, 2015 318
FINNEGAN'S DREAM Classical Aug 16, 2015 388
MR PURCELL IS HERE: the video Music Videos Jul 25, 2015 457
MR. PURCELL IS HERE Classical Jul 19, 2015 327
Strange Bedfellows Music Videos May 5, 2015 350
NEVER GOING BACK Classical Apr 30, 2015 506
THE BEND Classical Apr 5, 2015 389
NASA SPACE CHALLENGE: STEPS Classical Feb 27, 2015 404
WE HAVE MET BEFORE — the video Music Videos Jan 13, 2015 582
WE HAVE MET BEFORE Classical Jan 3, 2015 540
SORROWFUL SUN: the video Music Videos Nov 27, 2014 572
PROPENSITY Classical Oct 4, 2014 541
KNOW TIME Classical Sep 1, 2014 343
WHAT HAVE I DONE Classical Jul 29, 2014 339
NiKOS (the video) Music Videos Jul 22, 2014 677
NIKOS Classical Jul 21, 2014 376
A MORNING RIDE (the video) Music Videos Jul 3, 2014 630
A MORNING RIDE Classical Jun 21, 2014 556
THE WELL Classical Apr 14, 2014 522
CAPTAIN MIZUKI: the video Music Videos Nov 23, 2013 518
CAPTAIN MIZUKI Classical Nov 8, 2013 637
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE: Video Music Videos Oct 6, 2013 726
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE Classical Sep 21, 2013 801
THE DECIDERS Classical Aug 3, 2013 599
NOTHING IS FOREVER Classical Jul 15, 2013 421
WEST OF KHARTOUM: the video Music Videos Jul 9, 2013 712
WEST OF KHARTOUM (take 2) Classical Jun 23, 2013 518
RADIANT FLESH Classical May 12, 2013 442
VALDEZ Classical Apr 19, 2013 377
THE KING'S MEN Classical Mar 17, 2013 647
LINCOLN: the video Music Videos Jan 23, 2013 633
LINCOLN Classical Jan 21, 2013 621
TWO: the video Music Videos Dec 29, 2012 669
TWO Classical Dec 27, 2012 380
LIFE Classical Dec 19, 2012 604
SUN CHASER: the video Music Videos Nov 4, 2012 685
SUN CHASER Classical Oct 21, 2012 495
DANCE OF THE CLOWNS - the video Music Videos Aug 5, 2012 751
Dance of the Clowns Classical Jul 28, 2012 719
MIGRATION - take 2 Classical Jul 7, 2012 485
Migration Classical Jun 27, 2012 558
A Quiet Town Classical Jun 9, 2012 728
Just a Man Classical May 23, 2012 642
A Different Moon Classical Apr 29, 2012 470
Kismet Has Arisen Classical Apr 8, 2012 362
Keltic Heart Classical Mar 17, 2012 1716
Simple Pleasures: Take 2 Classical Feb 20, 2012 720
The Plow Classical Feb 7, 2012 668
OuterWorlds: THE LAST DAY Classical Nov 26, 2011 785
OUTERWORLDS Classical Nov 10, 2011 798
Sorrowful Sun Classical Oct 2, 2011 701
Risk Classical Sep 17, 2011 525
The Sweet Land Classical Jul 28, 2011 673
VALHALLA (the video) Music Videos Jul 15, 2011 621
Valhalla Classical Jul 4, 2011 471
Remembering John Classical Mar 27, 2011 547
Wichita Classical Mar 5, 2011 505
A Little Dance Classical Feb 26, 2011 554
The Surge Classical Jan 1, 2011 649
Celebration Classical Dec 26, 2010 520
Music for Golf Promo Classical Oct 24, 2010 1149
Spilt Milk Classical Sep 29, 2010 671
Coming Home Classical Jul 18, 2010 699
He Stands Alone Classical Jul 5, 2010 883
A Small Request Classical Jun 25, 2010 863
The Fence Classical Mar 28, 2010 1004
Sarah's Song Classical Mar 12, 2010 891
Dodging Boulders on a Dark Highway Classical Jan 31, 2010 775
Marathon Classical Jan 12, 2010 1195
South of the Border Classical Dec 27, 2009 717
The Orientalist Classical Dec 6, 2009 818
A Beautiful Day Classical Nov 28, 2009 854
Variations on a Thin Red Line Music Videos Oct 13, 2009 1087
The Orion Express Classical Oct 10, 2009 975
The Lion's Den Classical Sep 28, 2009 933
The Silk Purse Classical Sep 2, 2009 861
An Open Door Classical Aug 29, 2009 744
Gabriel's Triumph Classical Jul 2, 2009 734
Tightrope (with sax) Classical Jun 15, 2009 774
Shiloh (Rev1) Classical Mar 12, 2009 1005
Shiloh Classical Mar 11, 2009 898
Sayonara Classical Feb 8, 2009 974
Thanatos Classical Feb 2, 2009 1045
Constructing Heaven Classical Jan 25, 2009 909
Magnolia Classical Jan 21, 2009 928
Lenny Classical Jan 10, 2009 866
Fandango Classical Jan 2, 2009 939
Leonardo Classical Jan 1, 2009 677
Shaker Classical Dec 20, 2008 754
Return Classical Nov 29, 2008 770
FALLING - Part 2 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 957
FALLING - Part 3 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1558
FALLING - Part 1 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1095
FALLING - Part 4 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 867
Prairie (the movie) Music Videos Sep 19, 2008 1004
The Territories Classical Aug 30, 2008 1209
Ancient Games Classical Aug 17, 2008 1190
Train to Nagasaki Classical Aug 12, 2008 1116
Flight over Baghdad (the video) Music Videos May 26, 2008 1911
Prairie Classical May 13, 2008 1207
Prelude to a Death Classical May 5, 2008 2088
Snake Eyes Classical Apr 30, 2008 1305
Jamie's Gone Classical Mar 31, 2008 1184
Sabastian's Commin Classical Mar 25, 2008 1118
Erin's Cove Classical Nov 22, 2007 1005
Collected Spirits - part 3 Music Videos Sep 29, 2007 1070
Miracles Classical Sep 4, 2007 1329
Gift for an Assyrian King Classical Aug 4, 2007 1187
Tightrope Classical Jun 24, 2007 999
Child of the West Classical May 12, 2007 1016
Flight Over Baghdad Classical Apr 30, 2007 1148
Collected Spirits - part 2 Music Videos Apr 1, 2007 1379
Collected Spirits - part 1 Music Videos Mar 27, 2007 1520
Why Can't I? New Age Feb 4, 2007 1448
The Story of Red Skies -Collaboration Collab Spoken Word Jan 28, 2007 1940
Derungs: 21 Century Renaissance Man Music Videos Jan 21, 2007 1381
Cold Dreams Electronica Jan 17, 2007 1335
Red Skies Classical Jan 13, 2007 958
The Earth Trembles Classical Jan 4, 2007 1184
Serengeti Classical Dec 29, 2006 1334
Damascus Classical Dec 18, 2006 1164
A Great Bird Flew Beside Me Classical Dec 13, 2006 1054
Legionnaire's Promise Classical Nov 26, 2006 1376
Island of War New Age Nov 12, 2006 1109
Little Fugue #1 Classical Oct 14, 2006 1128
Walden Mists Classical Oct 7, 2006 1071
Business Classical Sep 30, 2006 1050
The Man from Cornish Classical Sep 21, 2006 1078
Lilly's Dance Classical Sep 6, 2006 1496
Cain Classical Aug 29, 2006 1246
Fallen Classical Aug 24, 2006 1418
We Welcome Him Classical Aug 19, 2006 1442

Favorites

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The coming breath Narananda Alternative 232
Incantations videoscore New Age 327
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Remember falconep Other 227
Coliseo Morris Rock 301
Shadows to the light SebastienGabriel Pop 1015
The Celestine Prophecy Narananda New Age 1212
Piano Quintet (Mov't Three) - Variations soulima Classical 370
Unremarkable pharmakeus [+2] Country 429
Glimmers Of Light suite Narananda Music Videos 392
Old Friends KennethLavrsen Pop 573
Inhaler Zzyzxx Funk 252
Take Me In Your Arms Narananda Inspirational 295
RELAX Morris Rock 435
African Party KennethLavrsen World 581
Interstellar Whale Calls Narananda New Age 306
Dance At Twilight (MP) becwil Jazz 565
Clap Clap Clap maestrodog Rock 693
Blue Monday ffej55 Jazz 550
Out Of Space Narananda Ambient 280
My universe Morris [+1] Rock 385
Sarah Was Heather maestrodog Pop 479
A Million Away Narananda Ambient 251
The Miracle of Space and Time (Ennead #8) mfwmiles Alternative 1414
Qué de donde Vengo? Morris World 411
Serenade CCL Narananda Classical 250
Welcome to Paradise II Narananda Ambient 304
Meerschaum Narananda Alternative 277
Atomic Train II Narananda Electronica 391
Who's behind that door ? LaFayette Rock 786
ANOTHER DAY (#) KCsGROOVE Rock 467
Paris KennethLavrsen Pop 839
With Harald LaFayette [+1] Other 624
Lest We Forget ShadowofNine Other 309
Train to hell Narananda Alternative 334
DO IT ALL OVER (3) KCsGROOVE [+3] Rock 454
Distant Horseman videoscore New Age 476
OVERLORD Narananda Alternative 305
DRIVING WITH THE BRAKES ON KCsGROOVE Pop 407
A Room With a View RubyDubidoux Jazz 322
The Emperor of China Narananda Ambient 291
Love birds Narananda Ambient 330
Earth Love Narananda Ambient 353
Beyond Pluto thsantac Classical 622
In Mourning ShadowofNine World 502
Angel procession Narananda Ambient 394
Sirens and dolphins Narananda Ambient 486
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Beyond (Mas Alla) Morris [+1] Alternative 475
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