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 475
A FIST FULL OF PENNIES Classical Jul 10, 2017 276
1917: the video Music Videos May 8, 2017 677
1917 Classical Apr 29, 2017 449
THE WIND AT OUR BACK: video Music Videos Dec 18, 2016 583
THE WIND AT OUR BACK Classical Nov 26, 2016 461
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK: the video Music Videos May 27, 2016 653
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK Classical May 15, 2016 612
SLEEPLESS IN MOROCCO Classical May 5, 2016 392
Treat Your Horse Well Music Videos Nov 16, 2015 510
THE PECOS Classical Nov 14, 2015 428
THE PASSING SUN: the video Music Videos Oct 18, 2015 530
THE PASSING SUN Classical Oct 4, 2015 421
FINNEGAN'S DREAM Classical Aug 16, 2015 504
MR PURCELL IS HERE: the video Music Videos Jul 25, 2015 617
MR. PURCELL IS HERE Classical Jul 19, 2015 371
Strange Bedfellows Music Videos May 5, 2015 523
NEVER GOING BACK Classical Apr 30, 2015 577
THE BEND Classical Apr 5, 2015 492
NASA SPACE CHALLENGE: STEPS Classical Feb 27, 2015 515
WE HAVE MET BEFORE — the video Music Videos Jan 13, 2015 730
WE HAVE MET BEFORE Classical Jan 3, 2015 657
SORROWFUL SUN: the video Music Videos Nov 27, 2014 720
PROPENSITY Classical Oct 4, 2014 667
KNOW TIME Classical Sep 1, 2014 446
WHAT HAVE I DONE Classical Jul 29, 2014 443
NiKOS (the video) Music Videos Jul 22, 2014 807
NIKOS Classical Jul 21, 2014 473
A MORNING RIDE (the video) Music Videos Jul 3, 2014 753
A MORNING RIDE Classical Jun 21, 2014 670
THE WELL Classical Apr 14, 2014 624
CAPTAIN MIZUKI: the video Music Videos Nov 23, 2013 650
CAPTAIN MIZUKI Classical Nov 8, 2013 760
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE: Video Music Videos Oct 6, 2013 846
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE Classical Sep 21, 2013 949
THE DECIDERS Classical Aug 3, 2013 737
NOTHING IS FOREVER Classical Jul 15, 2013 537
WEST OF KHARTOUM: the video Music Videos Jul 9, 2013 877
WEST OF KHARTOUM (take 2) Classical Jun 23, 2013 635
RADIANT FLESH Classical May 12, 2013 552
VALDEZ Classical Apr 19, 2013 428
THE KING'S MEN Classical Mar 17, 2013 764
LINCOLN: the video Music Videos Jan 23, 2013 753
LINCOLN Classical Jan 21, 2013 690
TWO: the video Music Videos Dec 29, 2012 810
TWO Classical Dec 27, 2012 488
LIFE Classical Dec 19, 2012 717
SUN CHASER: the video Music Videos Nov 4, 2012 831
SUN CHASER Classical Oct 21, 2012 624
DANCE OF THE CLOWNS - the video Music Videos Aug 5, 2012 861
Dance of the Clowns Classical Jul 28, 2012 854
MIGRATION - take 2 Classical Jul 7, 2012 599
Migration Classical Jun 27, 2012 677
A Quiet Town Classical Jun 9, 2012 849
Just a Man Classical May 23, 2012 752
A Different Moon Classical Apr 29, 2012 596
Kismet Has Arisen Classical Apr 8, 2012 467
Keltic Heart Classical Mar 17, 2012 1836
Simple Pleasures: Take 2 Classical Feb 20, 2012 853
The Plow Classical Feb 7, 2012 783
OuterWorlds: THE LAST DAY Classical Nov 26, 2011 882
OUTERWORLDS Classical Nov 10, 2011 948
Sorrowful Sun Classical Oct 2, 2011 842
Risk Classical Sep 17, 2011 627
The Sweet Land Classical Jul 28, 2011 803
VALHALLA (the video) Music Videos Jul 15, 2011 752
Valhalla Classical Jul 4, 2011 588
Remembering John Classical Mar 27, 2011 650
Wichita Classical Mar 5, 2011 597
A Little Dance Classical Feb 26, 2011 653
The Surge Classical Jan 1, 2011 746
Celebration Classical Dec 26, 2010 609
Music for Golf Promo Classical Oct 24, 2010 1236
Spilt Milk Classical Sep 29, 2010 779
Coming Home Classical Jul 18, 2010 751
He Stands Alone Classical Jul 5, 2010 1002
A Small Request Classical Jun 25, 2010 961
The Fence Classical Mar 28, 2010 1117
Sarah's Song Classical Mar 12, 2010 1020
Dodging Boulders on a Dark Highway Classical Jan 31, 2010 869
Marathon Classical Jan 12, 2010 1302
South of the Border Classical Dec 27, 2009 812
The Orientalist Classical Dec 6, 2009 912
A Beautiful Day Classical Nov 28, 2009 946
Variations on a Thin Red Line Music Videos Oct 13, 2009 1261
The Orion Express Classical Oct 10, 2009 1091
The Lion's Den Classical Sep 28, 2009 1059
The Silk Purse Classical Sep 2, 2009 981
An Open Door Classical Aug 29, 2009 845
Gabriel's Triumph Classical Jul 2, 2009 829
Tightrope (with sax) Classical Jun 15, 2009 865
Shiloh (Rev1) Classical Mar 12, 2009 1101
Shiloh Classical Mar 11, 2009 1007
Sayonara Classical Feb 8, 2009 1088
Thanatos Classical Feb 2, 2009 1156
Constructing Heaven Classical Jan 25, 2009 1010
Magnolia Classical Jan 21, 2009 1056
Lenny Classical Jan 10, 2009 958
Fandango Classical Jan 2, 2009 1062
Leonardo Classical Jan 1, 2009 769
Shaker Classical Dec 20, 2008 856
Return Classical Nov 29, 2008 882
FALLING - Part 2 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1066
FALLING - Part 3 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1840
FALLING - Part 1 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1281
FALLING - Part 4 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 989
Prairie (the movie) Music Videos Sep 19, 2008 1108
The Territories Classical Aug 30, 2008 1343
Ancient Games Classical Aug 17, 2008 1302
Train to Nagasaki Classical Aug 12, 2008 1227
Flight over Baghdad (the video) Music Videos May 26, 2008 2173
Prairie Classical May 13, 2008 1319
Prelude to a Death Classical May 5, 2008 2196
Snake Eyes Classical Apr 30, 2008 1415
Jamie's Gone Classical Mar 31, 2008 1285
Sabastian's Commin Classical Mar 25, 2008 1235
Erin's Cove Classical Nov 22, 2007 1152
Collected Spirits - part 3 Music Videos Sep 29, 2007 1184
Miracles Classical Sep 4, 2007 1477
Gift for an Assyrian King Classical Aug 4, 2007 1331
Tightrope Classical Jun 24, 2007 1161
Child of the West Classical May 12, 2007 1143
Flight Over Baghdad Classical Apr 30, 2007 1273
Collected Spirits - part 2 Music Videos Apr 1, 2007 1488
Collected Spirits - part 1 Music Videos Mar 27, 2007 1728
Why Can't I? New Age Feb 4, 2007 1579
The Story of Red Skies -Collaboration Collab Spoken Word Jan 28, 2007 2099
Derungs: 21 Century Renaissance Man Music Videos Jan 21, 2007 1511
Cold Dreams Electronica Jan 17, 2007 1438
Red Skies Classical Jan 13, 2007 1094
The Earth Trembles Classical Jan 4, 2007 1298
Serengeti Classical Dec 29, 2006 1495
Damascus Classical Dec 18, 2006 1275
A Great Bird Flew Beside Me Classical Dec 13, 2006 1179
Legionnaire's Promise Classical Nov 26, 2006 1479
Island of War New Age Nov 12, 2006 1218
Little Fugue #1 Classical Oct 14, 2006 1222
Walden Mists Classical Oct 7, 2006 1169
Business Classical Sep 30, 2006 1149
The Man from Cornish Classical Sep 21, 2006 1207
Lilly's Dance Classical Sep 6, 2006 1603
Cain Classical Aug 29, 2006 1358
Fallen Classical Aug 24, 2006 1520
We Welcome Him Classical Aug 19, 2006 1556

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Lhassa suite Narananda World 379
Opéra sauvage Narananda New Age 333
Journey to Saturn Narananda Ambient 295
Symphony in A minor - Movement 2 thsantac Classical 764
Sea Bride Narananda Classical 300
The sea is rising Narananda Ambient 561
Mr T. and Climate LaFayette Other 829
Bloated Orange Herbivore pharmakeus Rock 492
EMOJI Gadzooks Alternative 459
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Glimmers Of Light suite Narananda Music Videos 487
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RELAX Morris Rock 606
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Clap Clap Clap maestrodog Rock 860
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Out Of Space Narananda Ambient 391
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