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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
HAVE HORN...WILL TRAVEL the video Music Videos Jun 24, 2018 76
HAVE HORN...WILL TRAVEL Classical Jun 13, 2018 110
A COLD NIGHT IN MOSCOW Classical Mar 6, 2018 457
A FIST FULL OF PENNIES the video Music Videos Jul 15, 2017 747
A FIST FULL OF PENNIES Classical Jul 10, 2017 447
1917: the video Music Videos May 8, 2017 942
1917 Classical Apr 29, 2017 1059
THE WIND AT OUR BACK: video Music Videos Dec 18, 2016 859
THE WIND AT OUR BACK Classical Nov 26, 2016 595
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK: the video Music Videos May 27, 2016 898
DANCING ON A CLOUD AT DUSK Classical May 16, 2016 791
SLEEPLESS IN MOROCCO Classical May 5, 2016 477
Treat Your Horse Well Music Videos Nov 16, 2015 732
THE PECOS Classical Nov 14, 2015 506
THE PASSING SUN: the video Music Videos Oct 18, 2015 736
THE PASSING SUN Classical Oct 5, 2015 541
FINNEGAN'S DREAM Classical Aug 16, 2015 661
MR PURCELL IS HERE: the video Music Videos Jul 25, 2015 766
MR. PURCELL IS HERE Classical Jul 19, 2015 416
Strange Bedfellows Music Videos May 5, 2015 656
NEVER GOING BACK Classical Apr 30, 2015 653
THE BEND Classical Apr 5, 2015 620
NASA SPACE CHALLENGE: STEPS Classical Feb 27, 2015 628
WE HAVE MET BEFORE — the video Music Videos Jan 13, 2015 853
WE HAVE MET BEFORE Classical Jan 3, 2015 798
SORROWFUL SUN: the video Music Videos Nov 27, 2014 836
PROPENSITY Classical Oct 4, 2014 800
KNOW TIME Classical Sep 1, 2014 555
WHAT HAVE I DONE Classical Jul 29, 2014 589
NiKOS (the video) Music Videos Jul 22, 2014 905
NIKOS Classical Jul 21, 2014 645
A MORNING RIDE (the video) Music Videos Jul 3, 2014 865
A MORNING RIDE Classical Jun 21, 2014 785
THE WELL Classical Apr 14, 2014 740
CAPTAIN MIZUKI: the video Music Videos Nov 23, 2013 761
CAPTAIN MIZUKI Classical Nov 8, 2013 955
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE: Video Music Videos Oct 6, 2013 957
THE MAN FROM LARAMIE Classical Sep 21, 2013 1101
THE DECIDERS Classical Aug 3, 2013 906
NOTHING IS FOREVER Classical Jul 15, 2013 667
WEST OF KHARTOUM: the video Music Videos Jul 10, 2013 1004
WEST OF KHARTOUM (take 2) Classical Jun 24, 2013 772
RADIANT FLESH Classical May 12, 2013 679
VALDEZ Classical Apr 19, 2013 485
THE KING'S MEN Classical Mar 17, 2013 891
LINCOLN: the video Music Videos Jan 23, 2013 867
LINCOLN Classical Jan 21, 2013 795
TWO: the video Music Videos Dec 29, 2012 950
TWO Classical Dec 27, 2012 580
LIFE Classical Dec 19, 2012 853
SUN CHASER: the video Music Videos Nov 4, 2012 975
SUN CHASER Classical Oct 21, 2012 741
DANCE OF THE CLOWNS - the video Music Videos Aug 6, 2012 963
Dance of the Clowns Classical Jul 28, 2012 976
MIGRATION - take 2 Classical Jul 7, 2012 718
Migration Classical Jun 27, 2012 806
A Quiet Town Classical Jun 9, 2012 987
Just a Man Classical May 23, 2012 870
A Different Moon Classical Apr 29, 2012 723
Kismet Has Arisen Classical Apr 8, 2012 591
Keltic Heart Classical Mar 17, 2012 2120
Simple Pleasures: Take 2 Classical Feb 20, 2012 960
The Plow Classical Feb 7, 2012 926
OuterWorlds: THE LAST DAY Classical Nov 26, 2011 984
OUTERWORLDS Classical Nov 10, 2011 1074
Sorrowful Sun Classical Oct 2, 2011 987
Risk Classical Sep 17, 2011 730
The Sweet Land Classical Jul 28, 2011 940
VALHALLA (the video) Music Videos Jul 15, 2011 853
Valhalla Classical Jul 4, 2011 684
Remembering John Classical Mar 27, 2011 767
Wichita Classical Mar 5, 2011 699
A Little Dance Classical Feb 26, 2011 761
The Surge Classical Jan 1, 2011 869
Celebration Classical Dec 26, 2010 712
Music for Golf Promo Classical Oct 24, 2010 1343
Spilt Milk Classical Sep 29, 2010 900
Coming Home Classical Jul 18, 2010 802
He Stands Alone Classical Jul 5, 2010 1136
A Small Request Classical Jun 25, 2010 1060
The Fence Classical Mar 28, 2010 1264
Sarah's Song Classical Mar 12, 2010 1140
Dodging Boulders on a Dark Highway Classical Jan 31, 2010 968
Marathon Classical Jan 13, 2010 1407
South of the Border Classical Dec 27, 2009 910
The Orientalist Classical Dec 6, 2009 1040
A Beautiful Day Classical Nov 28, 2009 1051
Variations on a Thin Red Line Music Videos Oct 13, 2009 1384
The Orion Express Classical Oct 10, 2009 1199
The Lion's Den Classical Sep 28, 2009 1160
The Silk Purse Classical Sep 3, 2009 1096
An Open Door Classical Aug 29, 2009 947
Gabriel's Triumph Classical Jul 2, 2009 937
Tightrope (with sax) Classical Jun 15, 2009 956
Shiloh (Rev1) Classical Mar 12, 2009 1211
Shiloh Classical Mar 11, 2009 1112
Sayonara Classical Feb 8, 2009 1212
Thanatos Classical Feb 2, 2009 1263
Constructing Heaven Classical Jan 25, 2009 1113
Magnolia Classical Jan 22, 2009 1209
Lenny Classical Jan 11, 2009 1074
Fandango Classical Jan 2, 2009 1169
Leonardo Classical Jan 1, 2009 874
Shaker Classical Dec 20, 2008 961
Return Classical Nov 29, 2008 989
FALLING - Part 2 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1162
FALLING - Part 3 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 2055
FALLING - Part 1 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1388
FALLING - Part 4 Music Videos Nov 29, 2008 1111
Prairie (the movie) Music Videos Sep 19, 2008 1221
The Territories Classical Aug 31, 2008 1490
Ancient Games Classical Aug 17, 2008 1429
Train to Nagasaki Classical Aug 12, 2008 1342
Flight over Baghdad (the video) Music Videos May 26, 2008 2312
Prairie Classical May 13, 2008 1445
Prelude to a Death Classical May 5, 2008 2305
Snake Eyes Classical Apr 30, 2008 1532
Jamie's Gone Classical Apr 1, 2008 1384
Sabastian's Commin Classical Mar 26, 2008 1366
Erin's Cove Classical Nov 23, 2007 1278
Collected Spirits - part 3 Music Videos Sep 29, 2007 1278
Miracles Classical Sep 5, 2007 1617
Gift for an Assyrian King Classical Aug 4, 2007 1453
Tightrope Classical Jun 24, 2007 1303
Child of the West Classical May 12, 2007 1258
Flight Over Baghdad Classical Apr 30, 2007 1398
Collected Spirits - part 2 Music Videos Apr 1, 2007 1593
Collected Spirits - part 1 Music Videos Mar 27, 2007 1888
Why Can't I? New Age Feb 4, 2007 1711
The Story of Red Skies -Collaboration Collab Spoken Word Jan 28, 2007 2364
Derungs: 21 Century Renaissance Man Music Videos Jan 21, 2007 1603
Cold Dreams Electronica Jan 17, 2007 1552
Red Skies Classical Jan 13, 2007 1229
The Earth Trembles Classical Jan 4, 2007 1398
Serengeti Classical Dec 29, 2006 1645
Damascus Classical Dec 18, 2006 1377
A Great Bird Flew Beside Me Classical Dec 14, 2006 1294
Legionnaire's Promise Classical Nov 26, 2006 1596
Island of War New Age Nov 12, 2006 1330
Little Fugue #1 Classical Oct 14, 2006 1317
Walden Mists Classical Oct 7, 2006 1267
Business Classical Sep 30, 2006 1250
The Man from Cornish Classical Sep 21, 2006 1347
Lilly's Dance Classical Sep 7, 2006 1731
Cain Classical Aug 29, 2006 1470
Fallen Classical Aug 24, 2006 1618
We Welcome Him Classical Aug 19, 2006 1693

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Wedding Day Narananda Classical 161
a relaxing moment -- REMIX -- two halves of one soul -- hitotoki (Collaboration) EmmaPeel [+2] Classical 211
Quad Bass LaFayette Jazz 617
Free As A Bird Dorothy_Wilson Electronica 369
Iron Train Narananda Alternative 302
Memories of Atlantis Narananda Alternative 286
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Almost Human 2 ShadowofNine Alternative 306
The core of the earth Narananda Ambient 368
Journey home Narananda Ambient 286
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Mahalakshmi Narananda Ambient 382
Steve Caustrita's Riparian Way scaustrita Surf 555
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Mother's love remix Narananda Ambient 527
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Surge Narananda Ambient 516
Get Up sprkymrt R&B 787
dreamer in the void (theme) Stockholm Ambient 936
The train without destination Narananda Ambient 326
Hasta pronto chica Xolv Latin 735
Juniper March ScottHorwath World 543
La Dame Blanche LaFayette Other 918
KEEP ON ROLLIN' KCsGROOVE Rock 597
The Grass is Greener [Reggae Rock] pharmakeus [+1] Rock 662
Lhassa suite Narananda World 479
Opéra sauvage Narananda New Age 430
Journey to Saturn Narananda Ambient 437
Symphony in A minor - Movement 2 thsantac Classical 974
Sea Bride Narananda Classical 413
The sea is rising Narananda Ambient 953
Mr T. and Climate LaFayette Other 1010
Bloated Orange Herbivore pharmakeus Rock 772
EMOJI Gadzooks Alternative 753
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The coming breath Narananda Alternative 508
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