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
1917: the video Music Videos May 8, 2017 247
1917 Classical Apr 29, 2017 321
THE WIND AT OUR BACK: video Music Videos Dec 18, 2016 362
THE WIND AT OUR BACK Classical Nov 26, 2016 347
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK: the video Music Videos May 27, 2016 406
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK Classical May 15, 2016 456
SLEEPLESS IN MOROCCO Classical May 5, 2016 336
Treat Your Horse Well Music Videos Nov 16, 2015 341
THE PECOS Classical Nov 14, 2015 388
THE PASSING SUN: the video Music Videos Oct 18, 2015 279
THE PASSING SUN Classical Oct 4, 2015 330
FINNEGAN'S DREAM Classical Aug 16, 2015 404
MR PURCELL IS HERE: the video Music Videos Jul 25, 2015 471
MR. PURCELL IS HERE Classical Jul 19, 2015 335
Strange Bedfellows Music Videos May 5, 2015 371
NEVER GOING BACK Classical Apr 30, 2015 520
THE BEND Classical Apr 5, 2015 400
NASA SPACE CHALLENGE: STEPS Classical Feb 27, 2015 425
WE HAVE MET BEFORE — the video Music Videos Jan 13, 2015 600
WE HAVE MET BEFORE Classical Jan 3, 2015 558
SORROWFUL SUN: the video Music Videos Nov 27, 2014 586
PROPENSITY Classical Oct 4, 2014 558
KNOW TIME Classical Sep 1, 2014 357
WHAT HAVE I DONE Classical Jul 29, 2014 352
NiKOS (the video) Music Videos Jul 22, 2014 706
NIKOS Classical Jul 21, 2014 389
A MORNING RIDE (the video) Music Videos Jul 3, 2014 650
A MORNING RIDE Classical Jun 21, 2014 578
THE WELL Classical Apr 14, 2014 535
CAPTAIN MIZUKI: the video Music Videos Nov 23, 2013 534
CAPTAIN MIZUKI Classical Nov 8, 2013 662
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE: Video Music Videos Oct 6, 2013 745
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE Classical Sep 21, 2013 828
THE DECIDERS Classical Aug 3, 2013 617
NOTHING IS FOREVER Classical Jul 15, 2013 439
WEST OF KHARTOUM: the video Music Videos Jul 9, 2013 728
WEST OF KHARTOUM (take 2) Classical Jun 23, 2013 542
RADIANT FLESH Classical May 12, 2013 449
VALDEZ Classical Apr 19, 2013 389
THE KING'S MEN Classical Mar 17, 2013 665
LINCOLN: the video Music Videos Jan 23, 2013 651
LINCOLN Classical Jan 21, 2013 644
TWO: the video Music Videos Dec 29, 2012 693
TWO Classical Dec 27, 2012 392
LIFE Classical Dec 19, 2012 618
SUN CHASER: the video Music Videos Nov 4, 2012 712
SUN CHASER Classical Oct 21, 2012 513
DANCE OF THE CLOWNS - the video Music Videos Aug 5, 2012 768
Dance of the Clowns Classical Jul 28, 2012 738
MIGRATION - take 2 Classical Jul 7, 2012 499
Migration Classical Jun 27, 2012 574
A Quiet Town Classical Jun 9, 2012 745
Just a Man Classical May 23, 2012 657
A Different Moon Classical Apr 29, 2012 486
Kismet Has Arisen Classical Apr 8, 2012 378
Keltic Heart Classical Mar 17, 2012 1734
Simple Pleasures: Take 2 Classical Feb 20, 2012 763
The Plow Classical Feb 7, 2012 685
OuterWorlds: THE LAST DAY Classical Nov 26, 2011 799
OUTERWORLDS Classical Nov 10, 2011 847
Sorrowful Sun Classical Oct 2, 2011 724
Risk Classical Sep 17, 2011 537
The Sweet Land Classical Jul 28, 2011 691
VALHALLA (the video) Music Videos Jul 15, 2011 664
Valhalla Classical Jul 4, 2011 485
Remembering John Classical Mar 27, 2011 557
Wichita Classical Mar 5, 2011 516
A Little Dance Classical Feb 26, 2011 568
The Surge Classical Jan 1, 2011 663
Celebration Classical Dec 26, 2010 528
Music for Golf Promo Classical Oct 24, 2010 1158
Spilt Milk Classical Sep 29, 2010 683
Coming Home Classical Jul 18, 2010 712
He Stands Alone Classical Jul 5, 2010 899
A Small Request Classical Jun 25, 2010 882
The Fence Classical Mar 28, 2010 1023
Sarah's Song Classical Mar 12, 2010 917
Dodging Boulders on a Dark Highway Classical Jan 31, 2010 789
Marathon Classical Jan 12, 2010 1224
South of the Border Classical Dec 27, 2009 730
The Orientalist Classical Dec 6, 2009 827
A Beautiful Day Classical Nov 28, 2009 862
Variations on a Thin Red Line Music Videos Oct 13, 2009 1103
The Orion Express Classical Oct 10, 2009 991
The Lion's Den Classical Sep 28, 2009 973
The Silk Purse Classical Sep 2, 2009 872
An Open Door Classical Aug 29, 2009 759
Gabriel's Triumph Classical Jul 2, 2009 749
Tightrope (with sax) Classical Jun 15, 2009 787
Shiloh (Rev1) Classical Mar 12, 2009 1015
Shiloh Classical Mar 11, 2009 916
Sayonara Classical Feb 8, 2009 986
Thanatos Classical Feb 2, 2009 1059
Constructing Heaven Classical Jan 25, 2009 918
Magnolia Classical Jan 21, 2009 950
Lenny Classical Jan 10, 2009 876
Fandango Classical Jan 2, 2009 975
Leonardo Classical Jan 1, 2009 691
Shaker Classical Dec 20, 2008 767
Return Classical Nov 29, 2008 786
FALLING - Part 2 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 974
FALLING - Part 3 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1636
FALLING - Part 1 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1106
FALLING - Part 4 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 897
Prairie (the movie) Music Videos Sep 19, 2008 1020
The Territories Classical Aug 30, 2008 1227
Ancient Games Classical Aug 17, 2008 1203
Train to Nagasaki Classical Aug 12, 2008 1131
Flight over Baghdad (the video) Music Videos May 26, 2008 1947
Prairie Classical May 13, 2008 1221
Prelude to a Death Classical May 5, 2008 2103
Snake Eyes Classical Apr 30, 2008 1323
Jamie's Gone Classical Mar 31, 2008 1197
Sabastian's Commin Classical Mar 25, 2008 1136
Erin's Cove Classical Nov 22, 2007 1024
Collected Spirits - part 3 Music Videos Sep 29, 2007 1088
Miracles Classical Sep 4, 2007 1351
Gift for an Assyrian King Classical Aug 4, 2007 1212
Tightrope Classical Jun 24, 2007 1027
Child of the West Classical May 12, 2007 1037
Flight Over Baghdad Classical Apr 30, 2007 1164
Collected Spirits - part 2 Music Videos Apr 1, 2007 1394
Collected Spirits - part 1 Music Videos Mar 27, 2007 1547
Why Can't I? New Age Feb 4, 2007 1469
The Story of Red Skies -Collaboration Collab Spoken Word Jan 28, 2007 1960
Derungs: 21 Century Renaissance Man Music Videos Jan 21, 2007 1416
Cold Dreams Electronica Jan 17, 2007 1348
Red Skies Classical Jan 13, 2007 978
The Earth Trembles Classical Jan 4, 2007 1208
Serengeti Classical Dec 29, 2006 1387
Damascus Classical Dec 18, 2006 1184
A Great Bird Flew Beside Me Classical Dec 13, 2006 1065
Legionnaire's Promise Classical Nov 26, 2006 1390
Island of War New Age Nov 12, 2006 1122
Little Fugue #1 Classical Oct 14, 2006 1142
Walden Mists Classical Oct 7, 2006 1085
Business Classical Sep 30, 2006 1061
The Man from Cornish Classical Sep 21, 2006 1096
Lilly's Dance Classical Sep 6, 2006 1513
Cain Classical Aug 29, 2006 1265
Fallen Classical Aug 24, 2006 1434
We Welcome Him Classical Aug 19, 2006 1461

Favorites

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Journey to Saturn Narananda Ambient 177
Symphony in A minor - Movement 2 thsantac Classical 405
Sea Bride Narananda Classical 209
The sea is rising Narananda Ambient 436
Mr T. and Climate LaFayette Other 642
Bloated Orange Herbivore pharmakeus Rock 349
Barcarolle soulima Classical 300
A Kiss of Ice Gadzooks Alternative 316
The coming breath Narananda Alternative 258
Incantations videoscore New Age 413
The Tournament Narananda Classical 304
Remember falconep Other 260
Coliseo Morris Rock 341
Shadows to the light SebastienGabriel Pop 1161
The Celestine Prophecy Narananda New Age 1238
Piano Quintet (Mov't Three) - Variations soulima Classical 404
Unremarkable pharmakeus [+2] Country 464
Glimmers Of Light suite Narananda Music Videos 421
Old Friends KennethLavrsen Pop 627
Inhaler Zzyzxx Funk 270
Take Me In Your Arms Narananda Inspirational 318
RELAX Morris Rock 458
African Party KennethLavrsen World 636
Interstellar Whale Calls Narananda New Age 333
Dance At Twilight (MP) becwil Jazz 661
Clap Clap Clap maestrodog Rock 740
Blue Monday ffej55 Jazz 600
Out Of Space Narananda Ambient 298
My universe Morris [+1] Rock 408
Sarah Was Heather maestrodog Pop 510
A Million Away Narananda Ambient 276
The Miracle of Space and Time (Ennead #8) mfwmiles Alternative 1547
Qué de donde Vengo? Morris World 440
Serenade CCL Narananda Classical 273
Welcome to Paradise II Narananda Ambient 329
Meerschaum Narananda Alternative 298
Atomic Train II Narananda Electronica 416
Who's behind that door ? LaFayette Rock 826
ANOTHER DAY (#) KCsGROOVE Rock 495
Paris KennethLavrsen Pop 896
With Harald LaFayette [+1] Other 662
Lest We Forget ShadowofNine Other 329
Train to hell Narananda Alternative 365
DO IT ALL OVER (3) KCsGROOVE [+3] Rock 483
Distant Horseman videoscore New Age 499
OVERLORD Narananda Alternative 336
DRIVING WITH THE BRAKES ON KCsGROOVE Pop 430
A Room With a View RubyDubidoux Jazz 339
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