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 399
A FIST FULL OF PENNIES Classical Jul 10, 2017 244
1917: the video Music Videos May 8, 2017 595
1917 Classical Apr 29, 2017 418
THE WIND AT OUR BACK: video Music Videos Dec 18, 2016 494
THE WIND AT OUR BACK Classical Nov 26, 2016 420
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK: the video Music Videos May 27, 2016 578
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK Classical May 15, 2016 558
SLEEPLESS IN MOROCCO Classical May 5, 2016 379
Treat Your Horse Well Music Videos Nov 16, 2015 442
THE PECOS Classical Nov 14, 2015 421
THE PASSING SUN: the video Music Videos Oct 18, 2015 464
THE PASSING SUN Classical Oct 4, 2015 384
FINNEGAN'S DREAM Classical Aug 16, 2015 459
MR PURCELL IS HERE: the video Music Videos Jul 25, 2015 557
MR. PURCELL IS HERE Classical Jul 19, 2015 363
Strange Bedfellows Music Videos May 5, 2015 458
NEVER GOING BACK Classical Apr 30, 2015 567
THE BEND Classical Apr 5, 2015 450
NASA SPACE CHALLENGE: STEPS Classical Feb 27, 2015 479
WE HAVE MET BEFORE — the video Music Videos Jan 13, 2015 691
WE HAVE MET BEFORE Classical Jan 3, 2015 610
SORROWFUL SUN: the video Music Videos Nov 27, 2014 676
PROPENSITY Classical Oct 4, 2014 622
KNOW TIME Classical Sep 1, 2014 409
WHAT HAVE I DONE Classical Jul 29, 2014 406
NiKOS (the video) Music Videos Jul 22, 2014 760
NIKOS Classical Jul 21, 2014 435
A MORNING RIDE (the video) Music Videos Jul 3, 2014 710
A MORNING RIDE Classical Jun 21, 2014 633
THE WELL Classical Apr 14, 2014 584
CAPTAIN MIZUKI: the video Music Videos Nov 23, 2013 614
CAPTAIN MIZUKI Classical Nov 8, 2013 721
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE: Video Music Videos Oct 6, 2013 798
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE Classical Sep 21, 2013 909
THE DECIDERS Classical Aug 3, 2013 686
NOTHING IS FOREVER Classical Jul 15, 2013 494
WEST OF KHARTOUM: the video Music Videos Jul 9, 2013 812
WEST OF KHARTOUM (take 2) Classical Jun 23, 2013 594
RADIANT FLESH Classical May 12, 2013 508
VALDEZ Classical Apr 19, 2013 416
THE KING'S MEN Classical Mar 17, 2013 719
LINCOLN: the video Music Videos Jan 23, 2013 712
LINCOLN Classical Jan 21, 2013 676
TWO: the video Music Videos Dec 29, 2012 761
TWO Classical Dec 27, 2012 451
LIFE Classical Dec 19, 2012 673
SUN CHASER: the video Music Videos Nov 4, 2012 764
SUN CHASER Classical Oct 21, 2012 577
DANCE OF THE CLOWNS - the video Music Videos Aug 5, 2012 822
Dance of the Clowns Classical Jul 28, 2012 797
MIGRATION - take 2 Classical Jul 7, 2012 558
Migration Classical Jun 27, 2012 631
A Quiet Town Classical Jun 9, 2012 804
Just a Man Classical May 23, 2012 707
A Different Moon Classical Apr 29, 2012 548
Kismet Has Arisen Classical Apr 8, 2012 427
Keltic Heart Classical Mar 17, 2012 1801
Simple Pleasures: Take 2 Classical Feb 20, 2012 812
The Plow Classical Feb 7, 2012 741
OuterWorlds: THE LAST DAY Classical Nov 26, 2011 845
OUTERWORLDS Classical Nov 10, 2011 910
Sorrowful Sun Classical Oct 2, 2011 797
Risk Classical Sep 17, 2011 582
The Sweet Land Classical Jul 28, 2011 751
VALHALLA (the video) Music Videos Jul 15, 2011 715
Valhalla Classical Jul 4, 2011 545
Remembering John Classical Mar 27, 2011 613
Wichita Classical Mar 5, 2011 557
A Little Dance Classical Feb 26, 2011 615
The Surge Classical Jan 1, 2011 710
Celebration Classical Dec 26, 2010 574
Music for Golf Promo Classical Oct 24, 2010 1201
Spilt Milk Classical Sep 29, 2010 738
Coming Home Classical Jul 18, 2010 746
He Stands Alone Classical Jul 5, 2010 954
A Small Request Classical Jun 25, 2010 925
The Fence Classical Mar 28, 2010 1074
Sarah's Song Classical Mar 12, 2010 975
Dodging Boulders on a Dark Highway Classical Jan 31, 2010 836
Marathon Classical Jan 12, 2010 1273
South of the Border Classical Dec 27, 2009 775
The Orientalist Classical Dec 6, 2009 874
A Beautiful Day Classical Nov 28, 2009 909
Variations on a Thin Red Line Music Videos Oct 13, 2009 1222
The Orion Express Classical Oct 10, 2009 1045
The Lion's Den Classical Sep 28, 2009 1027
The Silk Purse Classical Sep 2, 2009 933
An Open Door Classical Aug 29, 2009 811
Gabriel's Triumph Classical Jul 2, 2009 794
Tightrope (with sax) Classical Jun 15, 2009 830
Shiloh (Rev1) Classical Mar 12, 2009 1063
Shiloh Classical Mar 11, 2009 966
Sayonara Classical Feb 8, 2009 1049
Thanatos Classical Feb 2, 2009 1112
Constructing Heaven Classical Jan 25, 2009 968
Magnolia Classical Jan 21, 2009 1014
Lenny Classical Jan 10, 2009 923
Fandango Classical Jan 2, 2009 1027
Leonardo Classical Jan 1, 2009 736
Shaker Classical Dec 20, 2008 814
Return Classical Nov 29, 2008 839
FALLING - Part 2 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1028
FALLING - Part 3 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1752
FALLING - Part 1 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1238
FALLING - Part 4 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 952
Prairie (the movie) Music Videos Sep 19, 2008 1069
The Territories Classical Aug 30, 2008 1299
Ancient Games Classical Aug 17, 2008 1259
Train to Nagasaki Classical Aug 12, 2008 1188
Flight over Baghdad (the video) Music Videos May 26, 2008 2127
Prairie Classical May 13, 2008 1272
Prelude to a Death Classical May 5, 2008 2155
Snake Eyes Classical Apr 30, 2008 1368
Jamie's Gone Classical Mar 31, 2008 1244
Sabastian's Commin Classical Mar 25, 2008 1195
Erin's Cove Classical Nov 22, 2007 1099
Collected Spirits - part 3 Music Videos Sep 29, 2007 1146
Miracles Classical Sep 4, 2007 1423
Gift for an Assyrian King Classical Aug 4, 2007 1282
Tightrope Classical Jun 24, 2007 1110
Child of the West Classical May 12, 2007 1101
Flight Over Baghdad Classical Apr 30, 2007 1232
Collected Spirits - part 2 Music Videos Apr 1, 2007 1453
Collected Spirits - part 1 Music Videos Mar 27, 2007 1668
Why Can't I? New Age Feb 4, 2007 1537
The Story of Red Skies -Collaboration Collab Spoken Word Jan 28, 2007 2038
Derungs: 21 Century Renaissance Man Music Videos Jan 21, 2007 1470
Cold Dreams Electronica Jan 17, 2007 1394
Red Skies Classical Jan 13, 2007 1050
The Earth Trembles Classical Jan 4, 2007 1262
Serengeti Classical Dec 29, 2006 1442
Damascus Classical Dec 18, 2006 1239
A Great Bird Flew Beside Me Classical Dec 13, 2006 1137
Legionnaire's Promise Classical Nov 26, 2006 1440
Island of War New Age Nov 12, 2006 1177
Little Fugue #1 Classical Oct 14, 2006 1187
Walden Mists Classical Oct 7, 2006 1129
Business Classical Sep 30, 2006 1111
The Man from Cornish Classical Sep 21, 2006 1158
Lilly's Dance Classical Sep 6, 2006 1561
Cain Classical Aug 29, 2006 1315
Fallen Classical Aug 24, 2006 1483
We Welcome Him Classical Aug 19, 2006 1509

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Opéra sauvage Narananda New Age 311
Journey to Saturn Narananda Ambient 271
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EMOJI Gadzooks Alternative 431
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RELAX Morris Rock 559
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Interstellar Whale Calls Narananda New Age 406
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Blue Monday ffej55 Jazz 747
Out Of Space Narananda Ambient 370
My universe Morris [+1] Rock 495
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