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LINCOLN

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Mazarakes Jan 25, 2013. 4 Replies

Today as we inaugurate the president here's a piece for another who has always had a special place in my heart.I know Williams and of course Copland have also done their Lincoln and for better of for…Continue

Tags: Film, Soundtrack, Cinema, politics, American

VALHALLA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Mazarakes Jul 8, 2011. 2 Replies

A place for those who are great warriors. I'd be grateful for any thoughts on my this recent work guys.Cheers,Charles MazarakesContinue

 

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1917 - the video

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This is a video I've put together of original orchestral work I recently composed called 1917. A year of tumult and a turning point in the 20th century.
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 play LINCOLN

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Jan 30, 2013
Charles Mazarakes replied to Charles Mazarakes's discussion LINCOLN
"I agree with your comments in particular about the over present obstinato and the mix.  I need to remind myself let a project sit for a few days before I release it. I've since worked on it and it's a better piece for it. I appreciate…"
Jan 25, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to Charles Mazarakes's discussion LINCOLN
"There are some lovely ideas here. I like how the melody starts simply with the flute, and the intensity picks up with the addition of the counter melodies. Unfortunately, this is overpowered by the ostinato bass. At one point I felt the counter…"
Jan 24, 2013
Jeff Brien replied to Charles Mazarakes's discussion LINCOLN
"This has an interesting mood; noble, reserved, and a bit sorrowful. I think it captures how you feel about him musically. Compositionally, I think the bass is too dominant. It has a grinding ostinato that makes my speakers (and ears) buzz. You…"
Jan 24, 2013
Charles Mazarakes posted a discussion

LINCOLN

Today as we inaugurate the president here's a piece for another who has always had a special place in my heart.I know Williams and of course Copland have also done their Lincoln and for better of for worse so now have I. Love to hear any thoughts you might have on it and of course theirs as well. Cheers,CharlieSee More
Jan 21, 2013
Spiros Makris left a comment for Charles Mazarakes
"Dance of the clowns was very well written, although I wouldn't associate that mood with clowns. Well done."
Dec 30, 2012
Charles Mazarakes posted a song

 play Dance of the Clowns

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Dec 29, 2012
Charles Mazarakes posted a video
This is FSA's (of UTSA) modern dance choreography for GoodPhil 2010. The shoot & original edit is by BRIGHT BROTHERS PRODUCTIONS. This version has been edited down and has original music "TWO" composed & performed by Charles Mazarakes. For great music for dance and film visit: http://www.charlesmazarakes.com
Dec 29, 2012
Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) left a comment for Charles Mazarakes
"Amazing works Great music"
Sep 4, 2011
August Champlin left a comment for Charles Mazarakes
"I appreciate your compliments on my choral music. I'm hoping to assemble an octet of classically trained vocalists to perform and record A Dawn Never Ending this summer. It would be nice not to have to hear a virtual performance of my music. ;)"
Jul 14, 2011
P.Petridis left a comment for Charles Mazarakes
"HI Charles and welcome.My first  name actualy it's Panagiotis (greek name).I think that Mazarakes its a greek name too!!(Μαζαράκης??). Your music is very good and i belive that fit perfect on…"
Jul 8, 2011
Charles Mazarakes posted a discussion

VALHALLA

A place for those who are great warriors. I'd be grateful for any thoughts on my this recent work guys.Cheers,Charles MazarakesSee More
Jul 8, 2011
August Champlin left a comment for Charles Mazarakes
"Thanks, Charles, for your comments on Dragonflies in the Wind. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was listening to your music and appreciate He Stands Alone. It's a beautiful piece!"
Jul 7, 2011
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 play Spilt Milk

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Oct 8, 2010

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Web, Multimedia, Orchestra
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical, Film Scores
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
San Diego, California
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
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.
Website:
www.charlesmazarakes.com

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At 6:03am on December 30, 2012, Spiros Makris said…

Dance of the clowns was very well written, although I wouldn't associate that mood with clowns. Well done.

At 10:22am on September 4, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
Amazing works Great music
At 3:54am on July 14, 2011, August Champlin said…

I appreciate your compliments on my choral music. I'm hoping to assemble an octet of classically trained vocalists to perform and record A Dawn Never Ending this summer. It would be nice not to have to hear a virtual performance of my music. ;)

At 12:18pm on July 8, 2011, P.Petridis said…

HI Charles and welcome.My first  name actualy it's Panagiotis (greek name).I think that Mazarakes its a greek name too!!(Μαζαράκης??).

Your music is very good and i belive that fit perfect on films.(sorry for my bad english)

 

At 6:01pm on July 7, 2011, August Champlin said…
Thanks, Charles, for your comments on Dragonflies in the Wind. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was listening to your music and appreciate He Stands Alone. It's a beautiful piece!
At 11:14pm on October 6, 2010, Edward Schaffer said…
My view of music is that it can be used to paint a picture, or tell a story. Many of the works I have here, and some on Soundclick that aren`t here, I hope can communicate that. Thanks for the good words. :)

http://www.soundclick.com/bigedlb

Edward S.
At 6:32pm on August 4, 2010, Oliver F. Koelling said…
Dear Charles,

Thank you for your nice message & listening to my music. Same pleasure for me listen to your fine music. Keep up this good work . :-)

Best
Oliver
At 2:48pm on July 31, 2010, Fredrick zinos said…
Thank you for listening to my "stuff". There is an ordinance in San Diego that says I must hand out air sickness bags to anyone exposed to my work product. Please don't turn me in.

Stands alone is very impressive. Powerful and makes its musical points efficiently and directly. Nice work. Orchestration is exceptionally skillful. I would like to hear more of this.

As for my "about me" page, every word of it is true, except of course for those words that begin with vowels.
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At 4:33pm on July 30, 2010, Fredrick zinos said…
Welcome to the Composers Forum. Some very nice sounds on your website. You will like this Forum. Some really fine composers here and I, for one, have learned a lot.

Where in San Diego? We are now in Pt. Loma.
 
 
 

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