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 372
A FIST FULL OF PENNIES the video Music Videos Jul 15, 2017 693
A FIST FULL OF PENNIES Classical Jul 10, 2017 401
1917: the video Music Videos May 8, 2017 910
1917 Classical Apr 29, 2017 839
THE WIND AT OUR BACK: video Music Videos Dec 18, 2016 821
THE WIND AT OUR BACK Classical Nov 26, 2016 564
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK: the video Music Videos May 27, 2016 856
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK Classical May 15, 2016 746
SLEEPLESS IN MOROCCO Classical May 5, 2016 443
Treat Your Horse Well Music Videos Nov 16, 2015 709
THE PECOS Classical Nov 14, 2015 474
THE PASSING SUN: the video Music Videos Oct 18, 2015 715
THE PASSING SUN Classical Oct 4, 2015 513
FINNEGAN'S DREAM Classical Aug 16, 2015 625
MR PURCELL IS HERE: the video Music Videos Jul 25, 2015 745
MR. PURCELL IS HERE Classical Jul 19, 2015 399
Strange Bedfellows Music Videos May 5, 2015 618
NEVER GOING BACK Classical Apr 30, 2015 624
THE BEND Classical Apr 5, 2015 578
NASA SPACE CHALLENGE: STEPS Classical Feb 27, 2015 608
WE HAVE MET BEFORE — the video Music Videos Jan 13, 2015 830
WE HAVE MET BEFORE Classical Jan 3, 2015 763
SORROWFUL SUN: the video Music Videos Nov 27, 2014 815
PROPENSITY Classical Oct 4, 2014 768
KNOW TIME Classical Sep 1, 2014 524
WHAT HAVE I DONE Classical Jul 29, 2014 545
NiKOS (the video) Music Videos Jul 22, 2014 887
NIKOS Classical Jul 21, 2014 595
A MORNING RIDE (the video) Music Videos Jul 3, 2014 845
A MORNING RIDE Classical Jun 21, 2014 765
THE WELL Classical Apr 14, 2014 707
CAPTAIN MIZUKI: the video Music Videos Nov 23, 2013 742
CAPTAIN MIZUKI Classical Nov 8, 2013 870
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE: Video Music Videos Oct 6, 2013 924
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE Classical Sep 21, 2013 1080
THE DECIDERS Classical Aug 3, 2013 858
NOTHING IS FOREVER Classical Jul 15, 2013 642
WEST OF KHARTOUM: the video Music Videos Jul 9, 2013 986
WEST OF KHARTOUM (take 2) Classical Jun 23, 2013 733
RADIANT FLESH Classical May 12, 2013 658
VALDEZ Classical Apr 19, 2013 458
THE KING'S MEN Classical Mar 17, 2013 869
LINCOLN: the video Music Videos Jan 23, 2013 848
LINCOLN Classical Jan 21, 2013 756
TWO: the video Music Videos Dec 29, 2012 909
TWO Classical Dec 27, 2012 565
LIFE Classical Dec 19, 2012 825
SUN CHASER: the video Music Videos Nov 4, 2012 956
SUN CHASER Classical Oct 21, 2012 713
DANCE OF THE CLOWNS - the video Music Videos Aug 5, 2012 946
Dance of the Clowns Classical Jul 28, 2012 956
MIGRATION - take 2 Classical Jul 7, 2012 690
Migration Classical Jun 27, 2012 785
A Quiet Town Classical Jun 9, 2012 957
Just a Man Classical May 23, 2012 846
A Different Moon Classical Apr 29, 2012 705
Kismet Has Arisen Classical Apr 8, 2012 569
Keltic Heart Classical Mar 17, 2012 1993
Simple Pleasures: Take 2 Classical Feb 20, 2012 939
The Plow Classical Feb 7, 2012 891
OuterWorlds: THE LAST DAY Classical Nov 26, 2011 965
OUTERWORLDS Classical Nov 10, 2011 1051
Sorrowful Sun Classical Oct 2, 2011 961
Risk Classical Sep 17, 2011 711
The Sweet Land Classical Jul 28, 2011 916
VALHALLA (the video) Music Videos Jul 15, 2011 837
Valhalla Classical Jul 4, 2011 669
Remembering John Classical Mar 27, 2011 741
Wichita Classical Mar 5, 2011 681
A Little Dance Classical Feb 26, 2011 741
The Surge Classical Jan 1, 2011 833
Celebration Classical Dec 26, 2010 691
Music for Golf Promo Classical Oct 24, 2010 1320
Spilt Milk Classical Sep 29, 2010 868
Coming Home Classical Jul 18, 2010 780
He Stands Alone Classical Jul 5, 2010 1107
A Small Request Classical Jun 25, 2010 1040
The Fence Classical Mar 28, 2010 1219
Sarah's Song Classical Mar 12, 2010 1111
Dodging Boulders on a Dark Highway Classical Jan 31, 2010 950
Marathon Classical Jan 12, 2010 1370
South of the Border Classical Dec 27, 2009 891
The Orientalist Classical Dec 6, 2009 1003
A Beautiful Day Classical Nov 28, 2009 1031
Variations on a Thin Red Line Music Videos Oct 13, 2009 1367
The Orion Express Classical Oct 10, 2009 1177
The Lion's Den Classical Sep 28, 2009 1138
The Silk Purse Classical Sep 2, 2009 1076
An Open Door Classical Aug 29, 2009 932
Gabriel's Triumph Classical Jul 2, 2009 918
Tightrope (with sax) Classical Jun 15, 2009 940
Shiloh (Rev1) Classical Mar 12, 2009 1192
Shiloh Classical Mar 11, 2009 1092
Sayonara Classical Feb 8, 2009 1188
Thanatos Classical Feb 2, 2009 1239
Constructing Heaven Classical Jan 25, 2009 1093
Magnolia Classical Jan 21, 2009 1181
Lenny Classical Jan 10, 2009 1053
Fandango Classical Jan 2, 2009 1151
Leonardo Classical Jan 1, 2009 856
Shaker Classical Dec 20, 2008 943
Return Classical Nov 29, 2008 971
FALLING - Part 2 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1145
FALLING - Part 3 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1995
FALLING - Part 1 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1367
FALLING - Part 4 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1089
Prairie (the movie) Music Videos Sep 19, 2008 1204
The Territories Classical Aug 30, 2008 1466
Ancient Games Classical Aug 17, 2008 1398
Train to Nagasaki Classical Aug 12, 2008 1322
Flight over Baghdad (the video) Music Videos May 26, 2008 2286
Prairie Classical May 13, 2008 1425
Prelude to a Death Classical May 5, 2008 2283
Snake Eyes Classical Apr 30, 2008 1508
Jamie's Gone Classical Mar 31, 2008 1363
Sabastian's Commin Classical Mar 25, 2008 1340
Erin's Cove Classical Nov 22, 2007 1262
Collected Spirits - part 3 Music Videos Sep 29, 2007 1260
Miracles Classical Sep 4, 2007 1594
Gift for an Assyrian King Classical Aug 4, 2007 1437
Tightrope Classical Jun 24, 2007 1280
Child of the West Classical May 12, 2007 1244
Flight Over Baghdad Classical Apr 30, 2007 1382
Collected Spirits - part 2 Music Videos Apr 1, 2007 1572
Collected Spirits - part 1 Music Videos Mar 27, 2007 1867
Why Can't I? New Age Feb 4, 2007 1688
The Story of Red Skies -Collaboration Collab Spoken Word Jan 28, 2007 2320
Derungs: 21 Century Renaissance Man Music Videos Jan 21, 2007 1588
Cold Dreams Electronica Jan 17, 2007 1530
Red Skies Classical Jan 13, 2007 1204
The Earth Trembles Classical Jan 4, 2007 1382
Serengeti Classical Dec 29, 2006 1626
Damascus Classical Dec 18, 2006 1356
A Great Bird Flew Beside Me Classical Dec 13, 2006 1269
Legionnaire's Promise Classical Nov 26, 2006 1576
Island of War New Age Nov 12, 2006 1311
Little Fugue #1 Classical Oct 14, 2006 1300
Walden Mists Classical Oct 7, 2006 1250
Business Classical Sep 30, 2006 1233
The Man from Cornish Classical Sep 21, 2006 1329
Lilly's Dance Classical Sep 6, 2006 1703
Cain Classical Aug 29, 2006 1447
Fallen Classical Aug 24, 2006 1599
We Welcome Him Classical Aug 19, 2006 1663

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